Welcome to Ilo

The main beach is long and curving but is close to a river mouth and the waters are murky and unappealing for swimming.

There are better beaches to the south of town including Puerto Ingles, a secluded cove with gentle waters that locals swear are far colder than those to the north and south, and wide gently curving Pozo de Lizas which is the best stretch of sand in the area.

The unattractive port area is used mainly to ship copper from the mine at Toquepala further south, and wine and avocados from Moquegua.

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