Set around a desolate bay, Lobitos at first glance looks like the site of some post-industrial apocalypse, with the shells of abandoned houses sharing space with rusted pumpjacks that hammer away like a of horde of lost maneki-neko cats, and with abandoned offshore platforms in the distance.
A virgin paradise it most definitely is not, so why visit? Waves, of course. This relative newcomer on Peru's surf scene has a ton of great breaks and has developed a parallel infrastructure of hotels and hostels to cater to those who arrive with board in tow.
If you're not going to take to the waves with a board, you probably wont dig it much and are better off looking for your slice of tranquility elsewhere.