Drinking and nightlife in South Coast

  • Nightlife in Paracas (El Chaco)


    The best place to begin your evening in Paracas, this chilled-out resto-bar has great wood-fired pizzas (S14-S52), salads and Mexican dishes (mains S16-S26) in addition to an extensive list of cocktails and strong mixed drinks, all accompanied by a perpetual reggae soundtrack that will keep you skankin' it easy.

  • Nightlife in Paracas (El Chaco)


    A bright little modern cafe with a sunny terrace specializing in mixed juices and shakes (S12 to S20) served in massive fish-bowl-like glasses. There's a staggering 80-odd varieties of beverage in addition to quality breakfasts (S12 to S24), real coffee, burgers and pancakes. It's a fine hangout spot although considering the array of wildlife just offshore here, it should really lose the plastic straws.

  • Nightlife in Moquegua

    El Bandido

    A strange sight in Peru, this cowboy-themed bar seems to fit perfectly with Moquegua’s rough-and-tumble frontier attitude. It's the best place in town to try local pisco – try a pisco sour made with Biondi brand. Also serves pizza (from S12).

  • Nightlife in Pisco

    Taberna de Don Jaime

    This clamorous tavern is a favorite with locals and tourists alike. It is also a showcase for artisanal wines and piscos. On weekends, the crowds show up to dance to live Latin and rock tunes into the small hours.

  • Nightlife in Huacachina

    Casa de Arena

    Huacachina's only disco is a legendary raucous affair that attracts patrons from Ica in addition to travelers. There's convenient late-night fast food nearby and it's a short stagger back to most of the hostels.

  • Nightlife in Tacna


    A postmodern bar that looks like it has drifted across from Arica, Chile, Mushna attracts a fun young crowd and is a good place for a night out in the center. While it's billed as a restobar, it only serves snacks but the cocktail list is extensive. The playlist is almost exclusively reggaetón.

  • Nightlife in Ica

    The Who

    The craziest late-night disco, called The Who, or 'Da Ju' by non-rocking locals, plays all kinds of music and sometimes has salsa bands. It's situated 3km southwest of the plaza; a taxi costs around S6 or a little more later on.