Market in Chiclayo

Mercado Modelo

This is one of Peru’s most interesting markets, sprawling over several blocks. Most notable for tourists is the mercado de brujos (witch doctors’ market) in the southwest corner. This area is a one-stop shop for med…
Church in Chiclayo


This cathedral was built in the late 19th century. In contrast, the Plaza de Armas (Parque Principal) wasn’t inaugurated until 1916, which gives an idea of how new the city is by Peruvian standards.
Park in Chiclayo

Paseo de las Musas

This pleasant, narrow city park showcases classical-style statues of mythological figures.
Village in Chiclayo

Puerto Etén

Sporting a brand-new malecón, a long honey-brown beach and slightly muddled waters, this little village is just 20 minutes from Chiclayo. There's a handfull of beach-view seafood joints, pretty Republican-era archit…
Village in Chiclayo

Santa Rosa

A modern ruins, organic, pungent and powerful, this rough fishing village is really quite entrancing. The dry-docked ships make for interesting Instagram opps, and there's still some caballitos de tortora used here.…
Village in Chiclayo


The poshest of the beach towns here, Pimentel has a long pier, a broad malecón fronted by high-end glassed-in houses, and the nicest beach for miles. Unfortunately, the waves here are rarely surfable, but an afterno…