Top things to do in South Coast

Top Choice Seafood in Paracas (El Chaco)

Inti-Mar

One of our favorite places to eat on the entire coast, this breezy spot on the far side of the bay is a working scallop farm with a handful of tables right next to the water. It serves a bunch of different seafood d…
Top Choice Seafood in Tacna

Muelle Sur

Widely regarded as Tacna's best restaurant, this bustling open-air seafood affair fulfills the hype. It gets crowded with Chilean visitors on weekends who come for their ceviche fix. While the ceviche and tiraditos …
Top Choice European in Tacna

Café Da Vinci

There’s a Euro-feel to the food and decor in this wood-paneled domain where well-dressed waitstaff give out Mona Lisa smiles along with menus that highlight fabulous baguettes, pizzas, generous glasses of dry red wi…
Top Choice Peruvian in Pisco

As de Oro’s

Widely considered Pisco's best restaurant, the plush As de Oro serves up spicy mashed potato with octopus, plaice with butter and capers, and grilled prawns with fried yucca and tartare sauce on the back porch overl…
Ruins in Nazca & Around

Nazca Lines

Spread over 500 sq km (310 sq mi) of arid, rock-strewn plain in the Pampa Colorada (Red Plain), the Nazca Lines are one of the world's great archaeological mysteries. Comprising over 800 straight lines, 300 geometri…
Archaeological Site in Nazca & Around

Aqueductos de Cantalloc

About 4km southeast of town are the 30-plus underground Cantalloc Aqueducts, many of which are still in working order and are essential in irrigating the surrounding fields. The impressive series of stone and wood c…
Museum in Ica

Museo Regional de Ica

In the suburban neighborhood of San Isidro, Ica pulls out its trump card: a museum befitting a city three times the size. While it might not be the Smithsonian in terms of layout and design, this understated gem cat…
Peruvian in Chincha

Restaurante Lorena

It's a bit of a walk out of the center but this local institution is the best place in town to enjoy traditional dishes. It knocks out good ceviches and the like but is famed for its rich criollo flavors. Try the ca…
Bar in Paracas (El Chaco)

Misk'i

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 m…
Peruvian in Moquegua

Nautica

Set in a refurbished old house, this modern bistro is about as chic as it gets in Moquegua. It combines one of the most diverse menus in town with a stylish yet laid-back ambience. The speciality is seafood but ther…