Welcome to Pucusana
Materializing out of the fog and grime that hangs over Lima’s southern suburbs, Pucusana marks the first genuinely worthwhile stop on the coast. Superficially, it’s a typical Peruvian fishing village: clamorous, a little grubby and packed with literally hundreds of wooden boats bobbing around in its protected harbor. But there’s an innate soulfulness here too. If you’ve just waltzed out of Miraflores thinking you’d arrived in a Latin American version of LA, this will feel more like the real warts-and-all Peru.