Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Chincha

Casa-Hacienda San José

Providing reason alone to make the trip down from Lima, this former slave plantation with its stately hacienda offers a rare opportunity for Afro-Peruvian historical immersion – some of it gilded, some of it gruesom…
Village in Chincha

El Carmen District

Veterans of Cuba have been known to double take in El Carmen, a place where African and Latin American cultures collide with hip-gyrating results. The small rustic ‘village’ is famous for its rhythm-heavy Afro-Peruv…
Peruvian in Chincha

Restaurant Doña Jita

Set menus are the order of the day here in a communal atmosphere. Choose from the two-course ejecutivo (executive; S10) or económico (economic; S6) menú (set meal). The garbanzo soup and lomo saltado (strips of beef…
Winery in Chincha

La Plazuela

The local wine industry is evident in the shops that line Av Benavides between the square and the bus station. La Plazuela will pour a few gratis mini-glasses of the eye-wateringly sweet local wine and the mega-stro…
Historic Building in Chincha

Ballumbrosio Estate

The home of El Carmen’s most famous dancing family is a museum to Afro-Peruvian culture and music breaks out here spontaneously most weekends. Pop in if you’re in the village to view the photos and paintings and see…
Cultural in Chincha

Verano Negro

A music, dance and food celebration of Afro-Peruvian culture.
Religious in Chincha

La Virgen del Carmen de Chincha

The festival in honor of the patron virgin.