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Mancora, Peru - Surfing Beach & Horse Riding On The North Coast

Peru travel blog by Mark Berman - June 2009 June 2012   » View Photoset (25 Photos)

Mark Berman, South America backpacker for 10yrs!

Easy Cheap Accommodation

I arrived in Mancora at 11pm from Trujillo, stepped out of the taxi-van and was immediately hounded by 4 mototaxi drivers asking if I needed accommodation
Peru Photo - Rocks at the southern end of the beach at Mancora.
Rocks at the southern end of the beach at Mancora.
and that they knew of a good place. All talking at the same time. I chose one to take me for a short ride to a cheap crash pad by the beach which cost only 15 Soles ($5USD) per night. It was a basic room with my own bathroom and bed with mosquito net. The 2nd time I stayed in Mancora the same thing happened except that I knew I could just walk there myself, it only takes 2 minutes. There was some partying going on at one of the beach bars so I went for a quick drink and then hit the sack. The mosquitos are large and vicious to say the least. Although I had a net around my bed, they managed to get to my feet and head through the netting.

Beach, Surf and Horse Riding

The main attraction at Mancora is the beautiful beach and great surf. It is a lovely bay with hills at the back, a main street, and many restaurants and bars on the beachfront. The fishing village is at the southern end. There's palm trees, clean air and beautiful white sand and
Peru Photo - Mancora beach has beautiful white sand.
Mancora beach has beautiful white sand.
coastline. On the beach they set up gazebo's with tables and chairs where you can sit and order a cold drink. Although I was not here in peak season, it was quite hot and there were a lot of people on the beach and many surfers surfing the nice looking waves. I saw some people riding horses up and down the beach and a man who was selling ice-cream. The name of the main beach is Del Mar. It is not the flashest resort type of place in the world but it has a great laidback feel. You could have a great time here with a bunch of friends in the high season. I spent a couple of days and nights here both times just relaxing, eating, drinking, swimming and beaching.

Bring Non-Perishable Snacks

The prices in the restaurants are more expensive than other places in Peru as well as other general items. If you plan to go to Mancora for around a week, I would advise bringing some non-perishable snack food.

     

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Distances & times (if available) from Mancora (Peru) to:


Map location: Mancora, Peru. The main attraction at Mancora is the beautiful beach and great surf. It is a lovely bay with hills at the back, a main street and many restaurants and bars on the beachfront. This is a nice part of the Peruvian coastline in the north!
 A : Huaquillas - Ecuador 115 kms 115 kms straight distance | 2hrs 29mins 2hrs 29mins by car (140 kms) | 2hrs 58mins 2hrs 58mins by bus (140 kms) (140 kms)
 B : Piura to Tumbes - Peru 126 kms 126 kms straight distance | 2hrs 47mins 2hrs 47mins by car (183 kms) | 3hrs 20mins 3hrs 20mins by bus (183 kms) (183 kms)
 C : Machala - Ecuador 151 kms 151 kms straight distance | 3hrs 29mins 3hrs 29mins by car (212 kms) | 4hrs 10mins 4hrs 10mins by bus (212 kms) (212 kms)
 D : Ecuador (Macara) to Sullana to Piura - Peru 167 kms 167 kms straight distance | 6hrs 24mins 6hrs 24mins by car (331 kms) | 7hrs 40mins 7hrs 40mins by bus (331 kms) (331 kms)
 E : Cuenca - Ecuador 263 kms 263 kms straight distance | 5hrs 55mins 5hrs 55mins by car (347 kms) | 7hrs 6mins 7hrs 6mins by bus (347 kms) (347 kms)
 F : Loja - Ecuador 202 kms 202 kms straight distance | 6hrs 17mins 6hrs 17mins by car (356 kms) | 7hrs 32mins 7hrs 32mins by bus (356 kms) (356 kms)
 G : Vilcabamba - Ecuador 205 kms 205 kms straight distance | 7hrs 3mins 7hrs 3mins by car (397 kms) | 8hrs 27mins 8hrs 27mins by bus (397 kms) (397 kms)
 H : Guayaquil - Ecuador 241 kms 241 kms straight distance | 6hrs 38mins 6hrs 38mins by car (404 kms) | 7hrs 57mins 7hrs 57mins by bus (404 kms) (404 kms)
 I : Zamora - Ecuador 233 kms 233 kms straight distance | 7hrs 30mins 7hrs 30mins by car (421 kms) | 9hrs 9hrs by bus (421 kms) (421 kms)
 J : Alausi - Ecuador 324 kms 324 kms straight distance | 7hrs 13mins 7hrs 13mins by car (448 kms) | 8hrs 39mins 8hrs 39mins by bus (448 kms) (448 kms)
 K : Vilcabamba to Zumba - Ecuador 223 kms 223 kms straight distance | 8hrs 22mins 8hrs 22mins by car (471 kms) | 10hrs 2mins 10hrs 2mins by bus (471 kms) (471 kms)
 L : Portoviejo - Ecuador 344 kms 344 kms straight distance | 8hrs 52mins 8hrs 52mins by car (553 kms) | 10hrs 38mins 10hrs 38mins by bus (553 kms) (553 kms)
 M : Puerto Lopez - Ecuador 284 kms 284 kms straight distance | 8hrs 59mins 8hrs 59mins by car (568 kms) | 10hrs 46mins 10hrs 46mins by bus (568 kms) (568 kms)
 N : San Ignacio to Chachapoyas - Peru 321 kms 321 kms straight distance | 8hrs 22mins 8hrs 22mins by car (578 kms) | 10hrs 2mins 10hrs 2mins by bus (578 kms) (578 kms)
 O : La Balsa to San Ignacio - Peru 256 kms 256 kms straight distance | 10hrs 4mins 10hrs 4mins by car (662 kms) | 12hrs 4mins 12hrs 4mins by bus (662 kms) (662 kms)
Driving times are accurate but approximate and are listed in the order of driving distance! Drive times are always affected by weather conditions, the terrain, time of day, altitude, dinner and bathroom stops, animals on the road, protests, a fast or slow bus driver, police checkpoints, border and river crossings, dropping off and picking up passengers etc. These drive times are obtained from Google Maps and are meant as a guide. Note however, times quoted in the main text of this page are exactly as the author experienced it.


My Hostel & Hotel Reviews for Mancora, Peru:

Hospedaje Angeles Del Mar, Mancora, Peru - Large Photo
Hospedaje Angeles Del Mar, Mancora, Peru (Jun 2009 - 2 nights, Jun 2012 - 2 nights) - 15 soles per night for an extremely basic concrete floor room with dingy bathroom and average bed with mosquito net. It's right beside the beach and suits young surfer people or people who like to rough it sometimes like me. The mosquitos are the most vicious I ever met, the net around the bed was under full attack! I came to stay again in 2012 for a couple of nights, I liked it! Recommended.

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