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vacation stays in northern peru

Postby calygirl » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:50 pm

Planning on vacationing in March in Northern Peru. Love to get input on places that folks have really enjoyed staying and the reasons why (or why not...). I've been to Mancora, Pocitas, Punta Sal and Zorritos.

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Re: vacation stays in northern peru

Postby caliguy » Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:05 pm

have you ever been to the Amazonas in Iquitos?
every place has it's own spirit. you just need to tune into it.
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Postby calygirl » Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:50 pm

Absolutely. I've traveled extensively throughout Peru and South America. I'm curious on why you ask.....
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Re: vacation stays in northern peru

Postby caliguy » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:37 pm

just trying to be helpful.
every place has it's own spirit. you just need to tune into it.
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Re: vacation stays in northern peru

Postby victmanu » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:15 am

Have You been to Vichayito ?.
It is located in the district of Los Organos, Piura. Not so far from Mancora but this beach is quiet. I liked it a lot I just went to relax not so adventurous to do canopy . But I will next time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPyMbWXe_7Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u8zqmCTrPo
http://www.vivamancora.com/english/vichayito.htm
I stayed in Los cocos de vichayito, great service, delicious food is not cheap neither expensive.
I had a great time, the place is beautiful . Not crowded and noisy like mancora.
http://www.booking.com/hotel/pe/los-coc ... 3e896b9dX1
Hotels of Vichayito
http://www.booking.com/searchresults.es ... nQodXiwAIw

Other place I heard good comments is Colan beach.
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Re: vacation stays in northern peru

Postby chi chi » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:59 pm

caliguy wrote:have you ever been to the Amazonas in Iquitos?


Tarapoto is much nicer and very clean. And prices are democratic in Tarapoto. Tarapoto is full of first class dining restaurants and top class cocktail establisments.

Iquitos is very dirty and very expensive. Especially for gringos.
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Re: vacation stays in northern peru

Postby caliguy » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:09 pm

chi chi wrote:
caliguy wrote:have you ever been to the Amazonas in Iquitos?


Tarapoto is much nicer and very clean. And prices are democratic in Tarapoto. Tarapoto is full of first class dining restaurants and top class cocktail establisments.

Iquitos is very dirty and very expensive. Especially for gringos.


I agree, but i was specifically asking Calygirl if she has ever been to the Amazonas region in northern Peru.
every place has it's own spirit. you just need to tune into it.
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Re: vacation stays in northern peru

Postby calygirl » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:09 am

Thanks for your input, Victmanu. I check out the links that you sent.

Caliguy/ChiChi: Quite honestly, the Amazon region (Iquitos, Pucallpa) was one of my least favorite places I've traveled in Peru. On the other hand, Tarapoto was one of my most favorite places and I'd definitely consider returning. Right now, however, I want to spend time on the beaches in Northern Peru, I love it there, out of all the beaches I've visited here in Peru, including Santa Maria, Asia, San Bartolo, Pucusana.

And the food, yum.
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Re: vacation stays in northern peru

Postby Kelly » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:30 pm

I think the confusion came because you said 'Northern Peru' without specifying the beaches - which is why Caliguy asked if you'd visited Iquitos, thinking it would be a helpful suggestion.


Have you been to see the manglares swamps in Tumbes?
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Re: vacation stays in northern peru

Postby calygirl » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:11 pm

Yes, I can see the confusion now. Last year we went to the manglares swamps in Tumbes, it was a fun trip. We also went to mineral baths nearby Zorritos at Hervideros, what an experience that was. Not only the mineral baths, but our mototaxi driver got lost returning and we got caught in the mud several times, as it had poured rain the night before.

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