Welcome to Camaná
At the beach there are a few sparse restaurants and hotels, some bearing scars from a 2001 tsunami, but most people end up staying in the city proper, with the beach turning to a ghosttown at night outside of high season. Hotels get busy on summer weekends from January to April.
Housed in a large elegant building set in spacious gardens, Hotel de Turistas is a cut above the competition. It has a restaurant and sweet water slide, and is just a short walk or taxi ride from the bus stations.
The main plaza is about a 15-minute walk toward the coast along the road where all the buses stop. To get to the coast, colectivos to La Punta beach (S1, 10 minutes) leave from the intersection where Av Lima turns into a pedestrian walkway.
Frequent bus services to Arequipa (S12 to S45, 3½ hours) are provided by several companies, all of which are found along Lima, including luxurious Cruz del Sur, and the always economical Flores. Cruz del Sur and other smaller bus companies also have daily services to Lima (S35 to S135, 12 hours) that stop at most intermediate coastal points, such as Chala (S15, 4½ hours) and Nazca (S45, seven hours).