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Postby tupacperu » Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:05 am

Head to Pimentel and invest. Any one looking to get out of cold damp foggy Lima. There is fresh air, uncrowded beaches, warm and sunny all year around. (warm days, cool night by the beach, summer rains :-).

Oh yeah Cajun Jamie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe5_rd3vNX0 (Surf's up!!! great surfing for intermediates and beginners)

Month Avg. High Avg. Low Avg. Precip
January 84.4° F 66.7° F 0.20 in
February 86.9° F 68.9° F 0.10 in
March 86.5° F 68.9° F 0.40 in
April 83.8° F 66.4° F 0.20 in
May 79.9° F 64.0° F 0.10 in
June 76.8° F 62.1° F 0.00 in
July 74.5° F 60.3° F 0.00 in
August 74.1° F 59.5° F 0.00 in
September 74.5° F 59.4° F 0.00 in
October 75.6° F 60.1° F 0.00 in
November 77.5° F 61.3° F 0.10 in
December 80.8° F 63.7° F 0.00 in



The article says it will become the first Tourist pier/warf in Peru:

Look like my investment will pay off ;-)


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http://www.chiclayoactual.com/2009/10/i ... entel.html

English:REMODELING OF THE PIMENTEL PIER
* With investment of s. 1 million.

The mayor of Pimentel, Robert Purizaca Jacinth, announced that the next year will begin the remodeling and improvement of the pier of the tourist spa Pimentel with an investment of a million soles. Budget, destined by the Ministry of Foreign trade and Tourism, that will help to improve the illumination and to change the floor to ceramics, among others aspects, that will allow to offer a good atmosphere to the visitors.

The works in the pier, that includes an extension of 400 meters linear, will be complemented with the works that will turn the wharf into a tourist wharf, to begin the month of November with the investment of six million originating soles of the Copesco Plan.

The mayor, this Monday will meet with representatives of the National Institute of Culture (INC.), Copesco Plan and contractors, in order that the authorization is granted to initiate the rehabilitation of so important tourist wharf and fishing.


" We are working to turn to Pimentel into the first tourist spa of the country."

This 18 of October is the anniversary of the creation of the district. Pimentel is celebrating the 89 year and it will be celebrated with a programs and activities like the selection of Ms. Pimentel .


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Postby tupacperu » Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:08 am

Need a place to stay in Pimentel !

Hotel on the beach

Hotel Puerto del Sol (Karaoke Bar and Sushi Bar and clubs)

http://www.puertodelsol.com.pe/
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Postby Mommyof2Angels » Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:04 pm

you have peaked my interest. are there any institutes where i could teach english? if so, can you name a few so i can do some research?
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Postby singlefather » Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:57 pm

mommyof2angels,

ICPNA has a large english school here with about 5500 students a month attending.

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Postby agatto2 » Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:46 pm

Were coming that way as well.....

How much are the apartments for rent ? We dont need a gringo place. Just a two bedroom and bath.

How far away is Piemental from Chiclayo ?

We also had some friends living there and they say its inexpensive , is that still so , they were Peruvian LOL and i think they just wanted us to be near them.....

If you see an apartment or ask around and email me if you find something you would be like my bestest friend in the whole world , well second best...
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Postby tupacperu » Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:25 pm

ICPNA (Chiclayo) - SingleFather (Expat) in Chiclayo teaches there .
Maybe he can get you some info.

Mommyof2Angels wrote:you have peaked my interest. are there any institutes where i could teach english? if so, can you name a few so i can do some research?
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Postby tupacperu » Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:34 pm

Pimentel is 20 minutes from Chiclayo: a few soles by bus or about $12.00 + for a taxi.

Apartment are cheap in Pimentel. We were renting a 3 bedroom for $350.00 per month.

Apartment rentals are tough to come by in Chiclayo. Plenty apartments to buy. There are better pickins in Pimentel. I have a guy who helped me look for my house in PImentel.

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Danny: he can mail you a list of apartments. But you will have to haggle for a price. He tends to tack on his fees. So do not go for his first offer :).


Better hurry, summer is around the corner and short term rental will fill up the available apartments in Pimentel.

Good Luck







agatto2 wrote:Were coming that way as well.....

How much are the apartments for rent ? We dont need a gringo place. Just a two bedroom and bath.

How far away is Piemental from Chiclayo ?

We also had some friends living there and they say its inexpensive , is that still so , they were Peruvian LOL and i think they just wanted us to be near them.....

If you see an apartment or ask around and email me if you find something you would be like my bestest friend in the whole world , well second best...
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Postby mahou123 » Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:17 pm

Pimentel is 12km from ovalo Santa Elena, which is a kind of entrance to Chiclayo. Don´t pay more than 10 soles for a taxi, combi is s/.1 and colectivo (5 people sharing a car + driver, 2 on the front seat next to driver) is s/. 1.50 between Pimentel and mercado Modelo (center of Chiclayo).

They sell newly build good quality apartments on the ocean front for about $800/sq. m in Pimentel. You can also rent a range of places. If you´re after something of better quality, I´d recommend going to the right of the jetty facing the ocean, this is upscale area and the beach is better. Area to the left is more run down.

I´ve just went there today, and beach in front of the main malecon was quite filthy, lots of rubbish. You should also note that Pimentel is very windy, and the water is always too cold to swim. This is not Mancora, Humboldt current is strong there.

On a positive note, you can buy fish from guys on caballitos right on the beach, and it as fresh as it gets. I´ve got some today, and it was about half an hour for it between the ocean and my kitchen (I live in Chiclayo itself), and it was very good. I prefer that to any restaurant.
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Postby tupacperu » Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:45 pm

"Correction 12 soles not $"


TupacPeru wrote:Pimentel is 20 minutes from Chiclayo: a few soles by bus or about $12.00 + for a taxi.





agatto2 wrote:Were coming that way as well.....

How much are the apartments for rent ? We dont need a gringo place. Just a two bedroom and bath.

How far away is Piemental from Chiclayo ?

We also had some friends living there and they say its inexpensive , is that still so , they were Peruvian LOL and i think they just wanted us to be near them.....

If you see an apartment or ask around and email me if you find something you would be like my bestest friend in the whole world , well second best...
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Postby agatto2 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:43 pm

I figured
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Postby tupacperu » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:23 am

I keep hearing there is a lot of trash on the beach. Depends on which part of Pimentel you are traveling. I admit that Pimentel during the off-season it may not be maintaiined, but I would take it over any beach in Lima and south (Lima Pollution). During the busy season it is clean and well kept by the municipality. (Photos below)

As far as Mancora, Mancora is a small beach town/resort and does not have many of the facilities that a metropolitan city has. Mancora is a resort year round and it is nice to visit for the weekends/few weeks.

But to live there and find a job would be a stretch. Now if you have residual or retirement income it would be a nice place to live.

But as far as trashy beach?
Take a gander.
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Postby tupacperu » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:33 am

Info on Pimentel:

Pimentel started out as a quaint fishing village that grew to become the summer home for wealthy families from Chiclayo and now has year around residents.

The beach is wide, 300 feet, and on the outskirts of Pimental you will find some small sand dunes. The middle of town has a pier that people love to fish from.

The nearest city is Chiclayo and it is Peru’s 3rd largest city. There is daily airline service between Lima and Chiclayo. The huge market, Mercado Modelo, is one of the most interesting in Peru because of its “brujo” (witch doctor) stalls with their herbs and dried plants, bones, bits of animals and other healing charms. You can also buy fresh fruits and vegetables here. Chiclayo also has modern supermarkets, movie theatres and casinos.

Pimentel has its own small Mercado . There you will find fresh fish, fruits and vegetables as well as meats. There are a few restaurants in Pimentel, one El Pato,its specialty is Pervian food: cerviche, carne de parilla, and fresh fish for about $5 per person. There are a half dozen other small restaurants in the town who also deliver food to our door.

Surfing is a year round activity in this area of Peru. An hour away lies Puerto Chicama, a small port famous for its surf and it has the longest left-handed wave in the world. Surfers from around the world go there. About 2 hours away surfing town is Pacasmayo. During our last visit there we had lunch on the boardwalk at an al fresco restaurant and watched American and European surfers.

A 10 minute drive, or a 90 minute walk on the beach, away lies Santa Rosa and San Jose. Both are small fishing villages and it is interesting to watch the men manually haul their fairly large (40 feet long) fishing boats into and out of the ocean.

This area of Peru is known for its small individual fishing boats called “caballitos” (little horses). Fishermen ride on these totora reed boats, hence the name. They were the inspiration for Thor Heyerdahl’s 4,300 mile journey from Peru to Polynesia to prove that the first settlers in the South Pacific were from the Americas.
In fact, he lauched his Kon Tiki from the Pimentel beach.

Two other towns are only minutes away, Puerto Eten and Monsefu. Both are worth a visit, especially Monsefu for its handicrafts of basketwork, embroidery and woodwork.

However, most visitors to this area come to see the famous archaeological sites. There are two world class museums within an hour’s drive and both are only a few years old. Some say these are the most impressive museums in all of South America.

The newest opened on August 9, 2003 and is called Royal Tombs of Sipan. It exhibits the most important archaeological remains of the Mochica culture in an exceptional exhibition displaying the jewels, emblems and ornaments found in 1987 in the tomb of a Mochica government leader called the Lord of the Sipan.

The Sican Museum opened in 2002 and holds the artifacts found in two burials within the adobe pyramid of Huaca Loro, in an area better known as Batan Grande, not far from the m, not far from the museum. The culture these artifacts correspond to is known as Sican. The Sican culture developed from 750AD as descendants of the Moche (100-800AD) and predecessors of the later Chimu cultures (100-1400AD). The gold, silver and semi-precious stone artifacts and accessories are beautifully displayed in the museum that has won architectural awards.

Also nearby you will find the 28 pyramids of Tucume and the Brunning Museum with its archaeological artifacts from the Chimu, Moche, Chavin and Vicus cultures.

A day trip will bring you to Chan Chan outside of Peru’s 4th largest city, Trujillo, about 3 hours from Pimentel. Trujillo is a lovely city with a magnificent central plaza. Chan Chan is the huge ruined capital of the Chimu Empire built around 1300AD and covers 9 sq. miles. It is the largest pre-Columbian city in the Americas and the largest mud city in the world. Some of its walls reach the height of 25 feet. The Chimu Empire stretched for over 600 miles along the Peruvian coast. They fell to the Incas in the 1476.

You can spend the night in Trujillo and then travel 3 hours south to see Sechin, one of the oldest ruins in the Americas, built in 1600BC. That’s 3,600 years ago! If you do so, then you will probably either want to spend the night in Casma, the nearest city that has one good hotel called El Faro, or you could drive back to Trujillo.

Summer (January-March) is about 80 to 85 degrees farenheit during the day and 70 at night. Breezes from the ocean keep it cool. April – June and October – December are mild, 75 during the day and 65 at night. The winter (July-September) is cool, 65 –70 during the day and 55 –60 at night.

Pimentel is safe and offers its visitors a chance to savor a life that is far different from the modern day world.
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Postby agatto2 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:17 am

Wow thanks for the write up

Now we are looking for a two bedroom small apartment in Pimantal

If anyone has a contact or sees a place please eamil us

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Postby mammalu » Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:29 am

Tupac, We will go when you open your hotel/restaurant! :lol: :D
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Postby Chiclayo gringo » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:17 am

TupacPeru…

You keep reading about trash on the beach because there is trash on the beach. True, as tourist season approaches the city will make an effort to do a clean-up, but lack of funds prevents any regular maintenance, and the strong winds mentioned in an earlier post will continue daily to deposit the ubiquitous plastic bags, bottles and other trash on a beach that is gray and desolate. The dead, rotting pelicans washed up from the brown, cold ocean will continue to provoke morbid curiosity in first time visitors. The pier, with its open spaces, loose boards and protruding old railroad spikes is a safety hazard to anyone not familiar with it.

But the beach is not the only issue. You’ve presented some appealing photos of Pimentel, but you and I both know this thread could be papered with photos of the less attractive areas of the town, which is by far the majority. Chiclayanos and other locals are proud of “their Pimentel”, but I have yet to take a visitor there who was not disappointed with the beach; its boardwalk and the town. I know of two cases where people who rented vacation apartments in Pimentel cut their visits short not only for the previously mentioned reasons, but because what little opportunity exists for activity completely shuts down at night.

I understand you have property in the area and would like to see its value increase, but to present Pimentel, and for that matter Chiclayo, which incidentally is the 4th largest city in Peru, as something akin to Shangri-la in my opinion does a disservice to the readers.

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Postby tupacperu » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:50 pm

Mammalu, My wife canned the hotel /restaurant. The current restaurant/Hotel (too much competition)

We are building a house with a pool. A beach loft (can be converted to a restaurant - but do not tell my wife :-) . As soon as the architects completed his work. I will post the design. It will be a rental property on the beach. You have a free week coming, so hold me to it when it has completed.

General loft concept/Design and the current property (next to the Hotel)

http://www.perujuana.com/pl1.jpg
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mammalu wrote:Tupac, We will go when you open your hotel/restaurant! :lol: :D
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Postby tupacperu » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:24 pm

Gringo look at the initial post (There is money going into Pimentel)

English:REMODELING OF THE PIMENTEL PIER
* With investment of s. 1 million.

The mayor of Pimentel, Robert Purizaca Jacinth, announced that the next year will begin the remodeling and improvement of the pier of the tourist spa Pimentel with an investment of a million soles. Budget, destined by the Ministry of Foreign trade and Tourism, that will help to improve the illumination and to change the floor to ceramics, among others aspects, that will allow to offer a good atmosphere to the visitors.



? Grey, the weather in Chiclayo and Peru is mostly sunny all year around and the sun is pretty strong.


1. Contrary: I am not looking to increase property value. Pimentel is a place I love, and love to surf. Increase property value? I plan to retire in 10 years with a nice pension and hopefuly SSI. I am building a home debt free, so my motivation is not for money but to live out my final years relaxing and enjoying life by the beach also to live/retire in a beach property debt-free. Something I could not dream of in the USA. The same pacific ocean that sits in front of Malibu CA, sits right outside my door (for a lot less). I do not plan to borrow against my home. It will be a place where my family and friends can visit and stay. It is security/income for my wife.

my motivation truly was to let people know that there a alternatives to Lima.

No disservice at all. The photos/video say it all. The spiel about Pimentel was is from a rental site, nothing I wrote personally, just another opinion.

But I guess it is a case of half full or half empty. One Man's trash is another man's treasure :-). I stand by Pimentel ,have lived there off and on year round for years. Not a carribean resort but I can get the beach for much less.

On any beach at anytime there are dead animals and washed up matter.




I stand corrected: 3rd largest when you exclude the metropolitan area (pimentel etc....).

Currently, Chiclayo is one of the most important urban areas of Peru. It has grown to become the country's fourth largest city after Lima, Arequipa, and Trujillo. The city has a population of 738, 000[1] while the metropolitan area has a population of 972,713 (2009 - World-Gazetteer.com).

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TupacPeru wrote:Info on Pimentel:

Pimentel started out as a quaint fishing village that grew to become the summer home for wealthy families from Chiclayo and now has year around residents.

The beach is wide, 300 feet, and on the outskirts of Pimental you will find some small sand dunes. The middle of town has a pier that people love to fish from.

The nearest city is Chiclayo and it is Peru’s 3rd largest city. There is daily airline service between Lima and Chiclayo. The huge market, Mercado Modelo, is one of the most interesting in Peru because of its “brujo” (witch doctor) stalls with their herbs and dried plants, bones, bits of animals and other healing charms. You can also buy fresh fruits and vegetables here. Chiclayo also has modern supermarkets, movie theatres and casinos.

Pimentel has its own small Mercado . There you will find fresh fish, fruits and vegetables as well as meats. There are a few restaurants in Pimentel, one El Pato,its specialty is Pervian food: cerviche, carne de parilla, and fresh fish for about $5 per person. There are a half dozen other small restaurants in the town who also deliver food to our door.

Surfing is a year round activity in this area of Peru. An hour away lies Puerto Chicama, a small port famous for its surf and it has the longest left-handed wave in the world. Surfers from around the world go there. About 2 hours away surfing town is Pacasmayo. During our last visit there we had lunch on the boardwalk at an al fresco restaurant and watched American and European surfers.

A 10 minute drive, or a 90 minute walk on the beach, away lies Santa Rosa and San Jose. Both are small fishing villages and it is interesting to watch the men manually haul their fairly large (40 feet long) fishing boats into and out of the ocean.

This area of Peru is known for its small individual fishing boats called “caballitos” (little horses). Fishermen ride on these totora reed boats, hence the name. They were the inspiration for Thor Heyerdahl’s 4,300 mile journey from Peru to Polynesia to prove that the first settlers in the South Pacific were from the Americas.
In fact, he lauched his Kon Tiki from the Pimentel beach.

Two other towns are only minutes away, Puerto Eten and Monsefu. Both are worth a visit, especially Monsefu for its handicrafts of basketwork, embroidery and woodwork.

However, most visitors to this area come to see the famous archaeological sites. There are two world class museums within an hour’s drive and both are only a few years old. Some say these are the most impressive museums in all of South America.

The newest opened on August 9, 2003 and is called Royal Tombs of Sipan. It exhibits the most important archaeological remains of the Mochica culture in an exceptional exhibition displaying the jewels, emblems and ornaments found in 1987 in the tomb of a Mochica government leader called the Lord of the Sipan.

The Sican Museum opened in 2002 and holds the artifacts found in two burials within the adobe pyramid of Huaca Loro, in an area better known as Batan Grande, not far from the m, not far from the museum. The culture these artifacts correspond to is known as Sican. The Sican culture developed from 750AD as descendants of the Moche (100-800AD) and predecessors of the later Chimu cultures (100-1400AD). The gold, silver and semi-precious stone artifacts and accessories are beautifully displayed in the museum that has won architectural awards.

Also nearby you will find the 28 pyramids of Tucume and the Brunning Museum with its archaeological artifacts from the Chimu, Moche, Chavin and Vicus cultures.

A day trip will bring you to Chan Chan outside of Peru’s 4th largest city, Trujillo, about 3 hours from Pimentel. Trujillo is a lovely city with a magnificent central plaza. Chan Chan is the huge ruined capital of the Chimu Empire built around 1300AD and covers 9 sq. miles. It is the largest pre-Columbian city in the Americas and the largest mud city in the world. Some of its walls reach the height of 25 feet. The Chimu Empire stretched for over 600 miles along the Peruvian coast. They fell to the Incas in the 1476.

You can spend the night in Trujillo and then travel 3 hours south to see Sechin, one of the oldest ruins in the Americas, built in 1600BC. That’s 3,600 years ago! If you do so, then you will probably either want to spend the night in Casma, the nearest city that has one good hotel called El Faro, or you could drive back to Trujillo.

Summer (January-March) is about 80 to 85 degrees farenheit during the day and 70 at night. Breezes from the ocean keep it cool. April – June and October – December are mild, 75 during the day and 65 at night. The winter (July-September) is cool, 65 –70 during the day and 55 –60 at night.

Pimentel is safe and offers its visitors a chance to savor a life that is far different from the modern day world.
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Postby markr » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:48 pm

I visited Pimentel for the day last December whilst up in Chiclayo. I was curious as a result of postings on this forum and have to say I wasn't at all impressed.
The first thing that struck me was the Pier. We've all seen the picture postcard images of it. Nothing like the real thing though, up close and personal.
If it wasn't for the local fishing industry it wouldn't be there.
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"The mayor of Pimentel, Robert Purizaca Jacinth, announced that the next year will begin the remodeling and improvement of the pier of the tourist spa Pimentel with an investment of a million soles."

1 million Soles wouldn't even bring it up to a condition that would meet American or European safety standards which is something that must be considered if one of the objectives is to promote tourism. Even brought back to its origional condition it would merely be a wooden promenade, closed for public access everytime the fishing boats come in.
If i'd arrived in Peru several years earlier I would have continued driving North and invested my money in Punta Sal.
On a positive note the sea food was great. Straight off the boat, down that rickety old pier and straight onto your plate but, there's as good if not better here in Lima.
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Postby agatto2 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:18 pm

So whats the surfing like ? Do you have to have a wet suit ?

How cold is the water? We went to Camana , and the water was pure ice.

I am kinda a beginner surfer, spent two years on the beach in Carolina's and could get up on the long boards, the waves were kina weak for a short board though.
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Postby mahou123 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:35 pm

Tupac,

Good luck with building a property in Pimentel. As a note of caution, I rented a large house there last summer, which had a pool, and I really wouldn´t recommend to anyone having a pool there. It was a pain in the neck. It only took it about three days for the water to become dirty because of the dust. Wind brings dust and there is no way around it unless the pool is indoors. I ended up cleaning it several times, which was not exactly cheap (you pay for water too), and do believe it´s not worth it.

Also, I think it is important to have all metal parts on windows and doors made of stainless steel or something like that, it gets rusty in no time. Due to the wind, everything gets quickly covered with sea salt.

Tom,

We both know there are issues with Pimentel and Chiclayo. But I think that if someone travels here thinking it´s the same as Malibu only much cheaper, and gets disappointed, it´s not a big deal. Good for everybody to have a first hand experience. Some people might even like it. In any case, there will be at least a little business for our taxistas, contributing to Lambayeque economy :wink:

I would recommend to everyone who is new to Peruvian north coast, and happen to be in Chiclayo, grab a bus towards Tumbes (s/. 25, 5 - 6 hours) and check out Punta Sal and Zorritos. The ocean up there is really different due to currents (cold Humboldt in the south and warm El Niño in the north) and it feels different, quite tropical. Pimentel climate is affected by Humboldt current, and hence by the same ´thermal inversion´ (or whatever it´s called) phenomenon as Lima and all the coast down to Chile, so it practically never rains, can be overcast in winter for several days, water is too cold to swim and it can be quite chilly at night.

But, Chiclayo has booming economy and growing very fast (by many accounts it is larger than Trujillo by now) for a reason. I´m sure it will take over Arequipa as the second largest town in Peru at some stage. For being in the north, on the beach, and close to an important urban centre, not many other options other than Pimentel.
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Postby agatto2 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:59 pm

mahou123 wrote:

I would recommend to everyone who is new to Peruvian north coast, and happen to be in Chiclayo, grab a bus towards Tumbes (s/. 25, 5 - 6 hours) and check out Punta Sal and Zorritos. The ocean up there is really different due to currents (cold Humboldt in the south and warm El Niño in the north) and it feels different, quite tropical.


Hey Mahou

Whats the internet like in Punta Sal ? Ive never heard of Zorritos . Whats that town like ?
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Postby KenBE » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:16 pm

I have been to Pimentel. I went during the winter, so the beach was pretty much abandoned and it was quite cold there with lots of wind. It reminded me a bit of Huanchaco here in Trujillo, but with less tourists. I agree with other posters that the beaches near Piura and Tumbes are nicer.
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Postby mahou123 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:18 pm

agatto2 wrote:
mahou123 wrote:

I would recommend to everyone who is new to Peruvian north coast, and happen to be in Chiclayo, grab a bus towards Tumbes (s/. 25, 5 - 6 hours) and check out Punta Sal and Zorritos. The ocean up there is really different due to currents (cold Humboldt in the south and warm El Niño in the north) and it feels different, quite tropical.


Hey Mahou

Whats the internet like in Punta Sal ? Ive never heard of Zorritos . Whats that town like ?


Don´t know about the internet. They have landline phones, so it must be available.

Zorritos is a village on Panamericana, which goes about 100m from the shore over there. Nothing fancy. Water is really warm and beach is very good, white sand. I reckon better than Mancora. It´s still undeveloped, almost no tourists. Although there are some places to stay. They cook good parihuela over there.
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Postby antonio » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:00 am

The ocean up there is really different due to currents (cold Humboldt in the south and warm El Niño in the north)


Humbolt current is the reason of the cloudy climate in Lima and most of the peruvian cost, but it is a gift for the fishermen and all peruvians. I am not an expert on this matter, but this current brings a lot of "food" for several species and that is a reason why this part of the ocean is internationally considered one of the most reaches in the world. This current is indeed cold water and goes from south to north pararel to the coast. It turns to the left in the area between Chiclayo and Piura, that is the reason why in Piura and Tumbes you can find warmer waters and sunny day almost all the year.

Peru is the first world exporter of "harina de pescado" (fish flour) For example a whole town as Chimbote lives from catching "anchovetas" and transforming it into "harina de pescado". This is exported all over the world, as an ingredient for the daily food of chickens, hens, turkeys, trouts, etc.
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Postby tupacperu » Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:34 pm

agatto2 wrote:So whats the surfing like ? Do you have to have a wet suit ?

How cold is the water? We went to Camana , and the water was pure ice.

I am kinda a beginner surfer, spent two years on the beach in Carolina's and could get up on the long boards, the waves were kina weak for a short board though.


Surf: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe5_rd3vNX0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rLUbL9w ... re=related

During the winter a wetsuit, but summer it is fine. There is a video in the post above, to give you an idea.

All the talk about the pier :-). This is Peru not the Bahamas (jajaja).

For me it is a nice uncrowded beach. I can run in the morning and listen to the waves at night, fresh seafood at my door (fruits and vegetable).

I live in LA for years, the water @ Santa Monica, Venice Beach etc.. just meets the quality to swim in. water quality matter to me. Do not want to surf san onofre near san diego (next to a nuclear plant) to grow a second arm or head later on in life. :)

The nice thing about the pier, instead of swimming out to catch a wave, you can walk out and jump in

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76xL_-fqgEE


The are about a million people per year visiting Pimentel (summer). So if 3 go home becasue they do not like it, more beach for me :-)

http://www.livinginperu.com/news-5323-t ... his-summer
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Postby tupacperu » Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:41 pm

Thanks, Yes I have noted this with the architects. The pool will have a year round cover. The pool is enlosed in a courtyard (3 floors below). I owned a pool in Central Califronia (farm land) and it was pretty much the same.

I learned about oxidation when I visit my place each year. Cannot open the front gate (locke rusts), had to climb the fence.

The window frames will be aluminum. Metal on any structure near a beach is a bad move. That is why we hired beach architects.

Not new to Chiclayo Pimentel, een living and traveling there for 7 years, my wife grew up there so I am aware of the nuiances.

Thanks for the advice :-)

mahou123 wrote:Tupac,

Good luck with building a property in Pimentel. As a note of caution, I rented a large house there last summer, which had a pool, and I really wouldn´t recommend to anyone having a pool there. It was a pain in the neck. It only took it about three days for the water to become dirty because of the dust. Wind brings dust and there is no way around it unless the pool is indoors. I ended up cleaning it several times, which was not exactly cheap (you pay for water too), and do believe it´s not worth it.

Also, I think it is important to have all metal parts on windows and doors made of stainless steel or something like that, it gets rusty in no time. Due to the wind, everything gets quickly covered with sea salt.

Tom,

We both know there are issues with Pimentel and Chiclayo. But I think that if someone travels here thinking it´s the same as Malibu only much cheaper, and gets disappointed, it´s not a big deal. Good for everybody to have a first hand experience. Some people might even like it. In any case, there will be at least a little business for our taxistas, contributing to Lambayeque economy :wink:

I would recommend to everyone who is new to Peruvian north coast, and happen to be in Chiclayo, grab a bus towards Tumbes (s/. 25, 5 - 6 hours) and check out Punta Sal and Zorritos. The ocean up there is really different due to currents (cold Humboldt in the south and warm El Niño in the north) and it feels different, quite tropical. Pimentel climate is affected by Humboldt current, and hence by the same ´thermal inversion´ (or whatever it´s called) phenomenon as Lima and all the coast down to Chile, so it practically never rains, can be overcast in winter for several days, water is too cold to swim and it can be quite chilly at night.

But, Chiclayo has booming economy and growing very fast (by many accounts it is larger than Trujillo by now) for a reason. I´m sure it will take over Arequipa as the second largest town in Peru at some stage. For being in the north, on the beach, and close to an important urban centre, not many other options other than Pimentel.
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Postby tupacperu » Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:43 pm

Telefonica is the same where ever you go. I had no issues, I work over the internet and use voip vonage. Never had any issue working from PImentel nor Chiclayo. But I do get dropped in Lima oftens . go figure?

mahou123 wrote:
agatto2 wrote:
mahou123 wrote:

I would recommend to everyone who is new to Peruvian north coast, and happen to be in Chiclayo, grab a bus towards Tumbes (s/. 25, 5 - 6 hours) and check out Punta Sal and Zorritos. The ocean up there is really different due to currents (cold Humboldt in the south and warm El Niño in the north) and it feels different, quite tropical.


Hey Mahou

Whats the internet like in Punta Sal ? Ive never heard of Zorritos . Whats that town like ?


Don´t know about the internet. They have landline phones, so it must be available.

Zorritos is a village on Panamericana, which goes about 100m from the shore over there. Nothing fancy. Water is really warm and beach is very good, white sand. I reckon better than Mancora. It´s still undeveloped, almost no tourists. Although there are some places to stay. They cook good parihuela over there.
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Postby tupacperu » Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:00 pm

The water in Pimentel I do not consider cold, maybe it because I am more used to California beaches than the bahamas.

another opinion:
Pimentel is a small fishing town is only 8km from Chiclayo but feels a world away. The town is popular with locals from the surrounding regions and can get quite busy during the Christmas holiday period but is generally quieter for the rest of the year. Surfers also congregate in Pimentel due to the decent surf and [b]reasonably warm waters – the cold Humbolt current is less potent here than in the more southerly surfing mecca of Huanchaco.[/b]
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Postby stuart » Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:41 pm

TupacPeru wrote:The water in Pimentel I do not consider cold, maybe it because I am more used to California beaches than the bahamas.


Even Lima isn't cold to me, but that's because I'm used to the north Atlantic :D
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Postby antonio » Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:09 pm

Tupac, I wish you to have very good luck with your new house

You are using the name of a peruvian who fought against the spanish empire, a long time ago. I admire this guy a lot. The full name is Tupac Amaru II. Good nickname for an expat in Peru
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Postby stuart » Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:11 pm

Antonio wrote:Tupac, I wish you to have very good luck with your new house

You are using the name of a peruvian who fought against the spanish empire, a long time ago. I admire this guy a lot. The full name is Tupac Amaru II. Good nickname for an expat in Peru


Unless he was a Spanish expat, in which case poorly chosen or wonderfully ironic. :)
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Postby antonio » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:47 am

stuart wrote:
Unless he was a Spanish expat, in which case poorly chosen or wonderfully ironic. :)


Muy buena ! LOL
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Postby HarryLL » Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:49 pm

I have followed the posts on Pimentel and Chiclayo. Thanks to everyone who has shared information. One of my dreams was to live on a beach or at least have an ocean view when I retired. Well, I have been retired and living in Panama City for the last four years. I have been to Lima many times and I am considering a move to Lima.

As for living in Pimentel/Chiclayo, could someone address the following:

First, are there a range of doctors and quality medical facilities in Chiclayo? I understand that the question is subjective and I am not asking if the medical facilities compare to the Cleveland Clinic.

Second, is the Chiclayo subject to earthquakes?

Third, does Chiclayo have a modern gym? If so, how would it compare to Gold or other world-class gym?

Thanks in advance

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Postby tupacperu » Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:42 pm

Thanks for the best wishes Antonio.

Yes, I know about Tupac , I got the name from reading about him ( Tupac the rapper took his name from Tupa Amaru, though many do not know).

I am anti-imperialist, so my heros are Malcom X, Che (cannot wait for the movie - saw motorcycle diaries), Ghandi, Chavez, Castro and Muhammad Ali (refused to fight an unjust war and was banned from boxing).

Thanks Antonio, aprreciate the good words!

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You are using the name of a peruvian who fought against the spanish empire, a long time ago. I admire this guy a lot. The full name is Tupac Amaru II. Good nickname for an expat in Peru
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Postby tupacperu » Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:50 pm

More goodies on Pimentel:

spanish link:

http://www.chiclayoactual.com/2009/10/i ... rismo.html

Roughly Translated:

Group MAINTAINs INTEREST in HOTEL INVESTMENTs IN PIMENTEL
There are conversations with foreign industralists.



As they announced months back, the mayor of Pimentel Robert Purizaca Jacinth, reiterated that American industralists maintain their interest to invest in the construction of hotel complexes in the tourist spa of Pimentel.


The mayor indicated that the past 17th of September in Lima, a meeting with these industralists who are prepared to invest in other regions of the country, considering a first initiative to the district of Pimentel.


The investors do not think about investing in a single hotel of a category but up to three.
“They project to invest about 210 million suns in hotels with an average of 500 rooms. Something very positive for this zone”, advanced in declarations to the Andean agency.


Also that the company Traveling Operation International is an international company that not only looks to invest in hotels resort but in social works like improvement of the potable water system, sewage system, roads as well as construction of a mini hospital to give the population one better quality of life.

“All this will be a complement to the tourist service in which they wish to invest".


The city-planning expansion of the province of Chiclayo is expanding to the district of Pimentel, where five campuses of local universities have been built . Also the construction of modern educative institutions in the sector.


Also referred that at the moment national construction companies are investing in the construction of houses like the Group Aquarius, the Vestibules, Centennial Group that work in the urban qualification of this zone.

The city-planning axis Chiclayo-Pimentel they have subscribed an agreement with the Organism of Formalization of the Informal Property (Cofopri) to initiate the elaboration of the urban and rural cadastre of Pimentel that allows a ordered of development of this jurisdiction.
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Postby LauraMH » Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:26 pm

TupacPeru wrote:Mammalu, My wife canned the hotel /restaurant. The current restaurant/Hotel (too much competition)

We are building a house with a pool. A beach loft (can be converted to a restaurant - but do not tell my wife :-) . As soon as the architects completed his work. I will post the design. It will be a rental property on the beach. You have a free week coming, so hold me to it when it has completed.

General loft concept/Design and the current property (next to the Hotel)

http://www.perujuana.com/pl1.jpg
http://www.perujuana.com/pl2.jpg
http://www.perujuana.com/pl3.jpg
http://www.perujuana.com/pl5.jpg
http://www.perujuana.com/pl6.jpg


mammalu wrote:Tupac, We will go when you open your hotel/restaurant! :lol: :D
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thanks so much for sharing. I may have questions sometime down the road. we have property on the ocean but down here in southern peru. and i'm thinking of how to arrange the space since it's long and narrow as you have. love the ideas. who did the drawings etc?
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Postby tupacperu » Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:31 pm

More babble about Chiclayo: :-).

There are quakes along the coast in the north, but no history of damage in Pimentel/Chiclayo. Yes, I considered Panama before moving to Peru, it is below the hurrucane belt and earthquake faults. But at the time Panama was expensive and still is. I love the renovated house in Casco Viejo. (Ruben Blades has a beautiful house there)

Hospital: (would not recommend LAs Mercedes )

This is considered a great hospital in Chiclayo

http://www.metrosac.com/

Gyms:
(no Golds gym) Golds was slated to expand to Chiclayo in 2007, have not heard any more., but there is a major sports complex where I work out, swim and play basketball.


Modern facilities: (shopping centers - Real Plaza).

http://www.flickr.com/search/show/?q=re ... a+chiclayo

Building a Ripley's department store:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3768652199/


Spirit Air purchased the rights to fly direct (FT Lauderdale-Chiclayo).
They have cut back on flight to Lima from 7 days a week to 1 day a week during the off season. Hopefully the economy will pick up in the USA .
You can fly into Lima and get an hour + flight to Chiclayo (stop over).

Been watching Chiclayo Pimentel develop over the years.

There are varying views: But I agree with this one: (not the carribean, but great beaches)

A sunny and warm climate with fresh ocean breezes embraces a geography including impressive mountains and expansive beautiful beaches with spectacular waves, (quite popular with surfers).

It is a land of legendary ancient civilizations and a wealthy colonial society reflected in its majestic and traditional constructions...

The city of Chiclayo is well known for its beautiful colonial architecture, delicious seafood specialties, and natural medicines, although it is the surrounding area's impressive archeological sites and ruins which undoubtedly brings the most tourism interest.


Chiclayo is capital of Lambayeque's department and is considered a major business hub in Northern Peru.

Chiclayo is a city on the northern coastal plain in Peru and sits 95 feet above sea level. Since the city is located in a productive valley, there is strong agriculture growing rice, sugar cane and cotton. Until Peru's economic decline, the port of Pimentel served as Chiclayo's main export line; sugar refined in Pomalca passed through Chiclayo by train and was exported to various destinations along the Pacific Rim. However, with the socialization of agriculture and subsequent demise of the Peruvian economy, Chiclayo ceased to export by sea. Fortunately, economic prosperity did not completely cease. With the construction of the Panamerican Highway, the city became a center for commerce.

The Panamerican Highway to plays a new key role in filling the export gap of the region due to its easy access and connections between the mountain passes that allow access to the jungle and the sugar cooperatives of the valleys.


Port Eten: Near Chiclayo

Brazilian investors interested in using Peru's Eten port for transshipment of goods

http://www.andina.com.pe/Ingles/Noticia ... A2i1wrffs=

They both agreed that the maritime terminal of Eten port will make possible an "amazon corridor" capable to connect Manaus-Brazil with the Pacific coast for at least five years.

The project aims to take advantage of the road infrastructure for the Integration of the South American Regional Infrastructure Integration Initiative (IIRSA) in northern Peru, which connects Olmos (Lambayeque) with Yurimaguas (Loreto).

According to the presentation made at PCM (Presidency of the Council of Ministers), it may be easier to connect the highway with Eten than Paita port, located further north in the neighboring region of Piura.


•Chiclayo and surrounding region are probably most well known for their archaeological sites and treasures, such as Sipan, Túcume, Batán Grande and Huaca Rajada.

The most significant of these archeological discoveries is the tomb of the Señor de Sipán-
in which the amount of treasure found there rivals that found in the tomb of King Tut.

•The surrounding Lambayeque region of northern Peru includes expansive beaches with excellent waves and has become quite a popular (yet relatively unexploited) surfing destination.

•The thriving marketplace commonly known as the Mercado Modelo features all kinds of shopping- from appliances and clothing to an impressive array of fascinating natural medicines and herbal remedies concocted from the area's many local shamans and healers.



















HarryLL wrote:I have followed the posts on Pimentel and Chiclayo. Thanks to everyone who has shared information. One of my dreams was to live on a beach or at least have an ocean view when I retired. Well, I have been retired and living in Panama City for the last four years. I have been to Lima many times and I am considering a move to Lima.

As for living in Pimentel/Chiclayo, could someone address the following:

First, are there a range of doctors and quality medical facilities in Chiclayo? I understand that the question is subjective and I am not asking if the medical facilities compare to the Cleveland Clinic.

Second, is the Chiclayo subject to earthquakes?

Third, does Chiclayo have a modern gym? If so, how would it compare to Gold or other world-class gym?

Thanks in advance

Harry
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Postby tupacperu » Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:44 pm

This is the current building (Old Casona) , I had get drawn-up by architects to get a zoning certification (construction limits) with city hall, before the demolition. I am working with 2 young architects who do work with lofts and beach front property in Lima. I am looking to do both Beach/loft). So, far their ideas have been great. They are located in Lima. If you need an architect, most city hall offices contract them to work on zoning and building codes. You can go to city hall and ask for a list. I should be getting my final drawing in the next 2 weeks. I will share the final design with you.

If you would like to speak to our architects:
Daniel is the main guy:

[email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]

LauraMH wrote:
TupacPeru wrote:Mammalu, My wife canned the hotel /restaurant. The current restaurant/Hotel (too much competition)

We are building a house with a pool. A beach loft (can be converted to a restaurant - but do not tell my wife :-) . As soon as the architects completed his work. I will post the design. It will be a rental property on the beach. You have a free week coming, so hold me to it when it has completed.

General loft concept/Design and the current property (next to the Hotel)

http://www.perujuana.com/pl1.jpg
http://www.perujuana.com/pl2.jpg
http://www.perujuana.com/pl3.jpg
http://www.perujuana.com/pl5.jpg
http://www.perujuana.com/pl6.jpg


mammalu wrote:Tupac, We will go when you open your hotel/restaurant! :lol: :D
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thanks so much for sharing. I may have questions sometime down the road. we have property on the ocean but down here in southern peru. and i'm thinking of how to arrange the space since it's long and narrow as you have. love the ideas. who did the drawings etc?
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Postby travel dude » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:07 am

I agree with your thread and don't understand why chiclayogringo would insult the city/beach he lives in. Most beaches that are located near a large city tend to be "less attractive" than beaches that are far from the major cities (eg- Punta Sal...)

You have a good ideas on retirement and I share the same ideas as you...only my love is Piura.


1. Contrary: I am not looking to increase property value. Pimentel is a place I love, and love to surf. Increase property value? I plan to retire in 10 years with a nice pension and hopefuly SSI. I am building a home debt free, so my motivation is not for money but to live out my final years relaxing and enjoying life by the beach also to live/retire in a beach property debt-free. Something I could not dream of in the USA. The same pacific ocean that sits in front of Malibu CA, sits right outside my door (for a lot less). I do not plan to borrow against my home. It will be a place where my family and friends can visit and stay. It is security/income for my wife.

my motivation truly was to let people know that there a alternatives to Lima.

No disservice at all. The photos/video say it all. The spiel about Pimentel was is from a rental site, nothing I wrote personally, just another opinion.

But I guess it is a case of half full or half empty. One Man's trash is another man's treasure :-). I stand by Pimentel ,have lived there off and on year round for years. Not a carribean resort but I can get the beach for much less.

On any beach at anytime there are dead animals and washed up matter.











TupacPeru wrote:Info on Pimentel:

Pimentel started out as a quaint fishing village that grew to become the summer home for wealthy families from Chiclayo and now has year around residents.

The beach is wide, 300 feet, and on the outskirts of Pimental you will find some small sand dunes. The middle of town has a pier that people love to fish from.

The nearest city is Chiclayo and it is Peru’s 3rd largest city. There is daily airline service between Lima and Chiclayo. The huge market, Mercado Modelo, is one of the most interesting in Peru because of its “brujo” (witch doctor) stalls with their herbs and dried plants, bones, bits of animals and other healing charms. You can also buy fresh fruits and vegetables here. Chiclayo also has modern supermarkets, movie theatres and casinos.

Pimentel has its own small Mercado . There you will find fresh fish, fruits and vegetables as well as meats. There are a few restaurants in Pimentel, one El Pato,its specialty is Pervian food: cerviche, carne de parilla, and fresh fish for about $5 per person. There are a half dozen other small restaurants in the town who also deliver food to our door.

Surfing is a year round activity in this area of Peru. An hour away lies Puerto Chicama, a small port famous for its surf and it has the longest left-handed wave in the world. Surfers from around the world go there. About 2 hours away surfing town is Pacasmayo. During our last visit there we had lunch on the boardwalk at an al fresco restaurant and watched American and European surfers.

A 10 minute drive, or a 90 minute walk on the beach, away lies Santa Rosa and San Jose. Both are small fishing villages and it is interesting to watch the men manually haul their fairly large (40 feet long) fishing boats into and out of the ocean.

This area of Peru is known for its small individual fishing boats called “caballitos” (little horses). Fishermen ride on these totora reed boats, hence the name. They were the inspiration for Thor Heyerdahl’s 4,300 mile journey from Peru to Polynesia to prove that the first settlers in the South Pacific were from the Americas.
In fact, he lauched his Kon Tiki from the Pimentel beach.

Two other towns are only minutes away, Puerto Eten and Monsefu. Both are worth a visit, especially Monsefu for its handicrafts of basketwork, embroidery and woodwork.

However, most visitors to this area come to see the famous archaeological sites. There are two world class museums within an hour’s drive and both are only a few years old. Some say these are the most impressive museums in all of South America.

The newest opened on August 9, 2003 and is called Royal Tombs of Sipan. It exhibits the most important archaeological remains of the Mochica culture in an exceptional exhibition displaying the jewels, emblems and ornaments found in 1987 in the tomb of a Mochica government leader called the Lord of the Sipan.

The Sican Museum opened in 2002 and holds the artifacts found in two burials within the adobe pyramid of Huaca Loro, in an area better known as Batan Grande, not far from the m, not far from the museum. The culture these artifacts correspond to is known as Sican. The Sican culture developed from 750AD as descendants of the Moche (100-800AD) and predecessors of the later Chimu cultures (100-1400AD). The gold, silver and semi-precious stone artifacts and accessories are beautifully displayed in the museum that has won architectural awards.

Also nearby you will find the 28 pyramids of Tucume and the Brunning Museum with its archaeological artifacts from the Chimu, Moche, Chavin and Vicus cultures.

A day trip will bring you to Chan Chan outside of Peru’s 4th largest city, Trujillo, about 3 hours from Pimentel. Trujillo is a lovely city with a magnificent central plaza. Chan Chan is the huge ruined capital of the Chimu Empire built around 1300AD and covers 9 sq. miles. It is the largest pre-Columbian city in the Americas and the largest mud city in the world. Some of its walls reach the height of 25 feet. The Chimu Empire stretched for over 600 miles along the Peruvian coast. They fell to the Incas in the 1476.

You can spend the night in Trujillo and then travel 3 hours south to see Sechin, one of the oldest ruins in the Americas, built in 1600BC. That’s 3,600 years ago! If you do so, then you will probably either want to spend the night in Casma, the nearest city that has one good hotel called El Faro, or you could drive back to Trujillo.

Summer (January-March) is about 80 to 85 degrees farenheit during the day and 70 at night. Breezes from the ocean keep it cool. April – June and October – December are mild, 75 during the day and 65 at night. The winter (July-September) is cool, 65 –70 during the day and 55 –60 at night.

Pimentel is safe and offers its visitors a chance to savor a life that is far different from the modern day world.
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Postby travel dude » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:30 pm

singlefather wrote:mommyof2angels,

ICPNA has a large english school here with about 5500 students a month attending.

Do you have the website address?

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Postby travel dude » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:35 pm

tupacperu wrote:Need a place to stay in Pimentel !

Hotel on the beach

Hotel Puerto del Sol (Karaoke Bar and Sushi Bar and clubs)

http://www.puertodelsol.com.pe/


One main reason why I feel that Pimentel beach will be better for business now and in the future than Punta Sal, Mancora, etc is that Pimentel is very close to a very large city while the others (I feel) are too far from Piura in terms of time traveling.
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Re: Come on up to Pimentel, Chiclayo

Postby inscop » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:51 am

I spent some time in Pimentel and I enjoyed it for the most part. I can't join in the endorsement of DecorDanny. He failed to comply with the ONE thing that I HAD to have, and that was internet. I run my business on the internet. We had neither internet nor television, other than broadcast.

One of the things Pimentel could do to improve the area around the pier would be to install restroom facilities. Where the pier joins the malecon the stench of urine is overpowering. I attribute this to the many young fellows who move fresh fish from the dock to the waiting trucks nearby. If they had so much as a public urinal it would help.

If they would simply fill in the holes and smooth the surface of the pier, it would greatly improve it. It really is dangerous, and a small child could be either seriously injured or fall completely through a hole. If it is going to remain a commercial entity (unloading fishing boats), they need to provide a smooth pathway for the fish wagons, all of which are human powered.

By the way, some of the best eats I enjoyed there was at Pato's, right by the Coast Guard Station. Tupac, I am curious if you ever opened your lavanderia. I am still curious about the old mansion that is right on the beach and appears abandoned. Anyone know the story behind it? It looks like something straight out of an episode of the Addams Family.

Since there is no budget for cleaning the beach, perhaps someone could organize a beach cleanup day. Prizes could be awarded. One thing I noted when I had my infamous family gathering at Pato's (everyone in Pimentel and Santa Rosa showed up for the free eats) was that the children especially, but the adults also needed education in what to do with trash. Costa Rica had a similar problem and through a national education program, they have really cleaned the country up. When I took a combi from Pimentel to Chiclayo and saw the fields of plastic bags flapping in the wind, I felt very sorry for Peru.

Pimentel DOES have a lot of potential. It sure as heck isn't Mancora, but it has its good points. With an infusion of cash and some local participation, it can become a nice place to visit or to live.
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Postby tupacperu » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:35 pm

travel dude wrote:
singlefather wrote:mommyof2angels,

ICPNA has a large english school here with about 5500 students a month attending.

Do you have the website address?

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http://www.icpnachi.edu.pe/icpna/home.php
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Re: Come on up to Pimentel, Chiclayo

Postby tupacperu » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:49 pm

inscop wrote:I spent some time in Pimentel and I enjoyed it for the most part. I can't join in the endorsement of DecorDanny. He failed to comply with the ONE thing that I HAD to have, and that was internet. I run my business on the internet. We had neither internet nor television, other than broadcast.

One of the things Pimentel could do to improve the area around the pier would be to install restroom facilities. Where the pier joins the malecon the stench of urine is overpowering. I attribute this to the many young fellows who move fresh fish from the dock to the waiting trucks nearby. If they had so much as a public urinal it would help.

If they would simply fill in the holes and smooth the surface of the pier, it would greatly improve it. It really is dangerous, and a small child could be either seriously injured or fall completely through a hole. If it is going to remain a commercial entity (unloading fishing boats), they need to provide a smooth pathway for the fish wagons, all of which are human powered.

By the way, some of the best eats I enjoyed there was at Pato's, right by the Coast Guard Station. Tupac, I am curious if you ever opened your lavanderia. I am still curious about the old mansion that is right on the beach and appears abandoned. Anyone know the story behind it? It looks like something straight out of an episode of the Addams Family.

Since there is no budget for cleaning the beach, perhaps someone could organize a beach cleanup day. Prizes could be awarded. One thing I noted when I had my infamous family gathering at Pato's (everyone in Pimentel and Santa Rosa showed up for the free eats) was that the children especially, but the adults also needed education in what to do with trash. Costa Rica had a similar problem and through a national education program, they have really cleaned the country up. When I took a combi from Pimentel to Chiclayo and saw the fields of plastic bags flapping in the wind, I felt very sorry for Peru.

Pimentel DOES have a lot of potential. It sure as heck isn't Mancora, but it has its good points. With an infusion of cash and some local participation, it can become a nice place to visit or to live.



Be carefule what you wish for :-).

The Pier is closed and being renovated and will become a Port-o-Call for cruise ships with shops and resturants for tourist. The pier was closed yesterday 2/2/2010. There are some protests from the fisherman there, they city has built an aternative pier but they do not like it becasue they will no longer be able to launch from the original pier becasue it will be reserved for Tourist atttractions. The gov't has allocated 6 million soles to the renovation
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Re: Come on up to Pimentel, Chiclayo

Postby tupacperu » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:11 pm

I posted this thread regarding Pimentel Sun Oct 11, 2009.

We purchased an old casona on the beach in Pimentel March 2007.

Currently there is another for sale 8 rooms, 561 M2 on the beach next to the famos beach restaurants at Pimentel.
The property faces two side, the beach and the main street behind the beach. Has a Garden in the front yard and a garage.
It is near the Pimentel casino and is great for a restaurant, club, Hostal, Hotel, casino, tourist related business.

The value is $445.00 per M2 about $250,000.00 but the owner is selling it for $180,000.00

We purchased out property in 2007 for $12,500.00 just a stones throw away in front of the beach, next to the hotel Puerto del Sol. Wow! has real estate gone up in Peru.

If anyone is interested in purchasing this property, PM me. I will send photos.
I will post it on my Blog http://www.pimentelbeach.com tonight. I have no personal interest in the property, just wanted to share it the group.

Again! Come on up to Pimentel :-)

These are not photos of the property but of Pimentel Beach area
http://www.flickr.com/photos/monarcaxx/4220561777/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/spottedhor ... 230663815/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lsalinas/4248548214/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chiclayoc/ ... 4/sizes/o/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/aniapl/220 ... otostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/moonshot_v ... 373474683/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/plenge_art ... 1/sizes/o/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/labanckuka ... 1/sizes/o/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] ... 2/sizes/l/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] ... 7/sizes/l/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandfl ... 9/sizes/l/
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/miguelveraleon/2734055101/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandfl ... 650016731/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/karmele/27 ... 6/sizes/l/
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Re: Come on up to Pimentel, Chiclayo

Postby rubble » Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:27 pm

How are real estate prices worked out?

I ask because I've passed this house many times and wouldn't have thought it was in the $180k range, let alone $250k. Maybe some of the houses at the other end of Pimental, past the pier, could command these prices. I'd really like to know how the valuations are made.

(The cynic in me wonders if the planned new development a few doors along has anything to do with the 70k difference for a quick sale.)
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Re: Come on up to Pimentel, Chiclayo

Postby tupacperu » Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:37 pm

Real estate has shoting up in Pimentel since 2007.
we purchased a home (old casona) in March 2007 next to The Hotel": puertodelsol.com.pe""
Paid 12,500.00 for 210 M2 ($60 per m2). Just got the plans for the house and the architect from the College of architects are quoting $500 per M2 for a home in Pimentel on the beach. In La Victoria the weathly section of Chcilayo. Homes and apartment are going for 900.00 - 1000.00 per M2.

When completed our home will be 265 M2.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62in5470sa0
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Re: Come on up to Pimentel, Chiclayo

Postby PTTurboe » Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:49 am

Real estate here is freaking insane.

I will wait and buy for $300 a meter in 2 years...
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Re: Come on up to Pimentel, Chiclayo

Postby tupacperu » Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:03 pm

PTTurboe wrote:Real estate here is freaking insane.

I will wait and buy for $300 a meter in 2 years...



You can buy for less in Along the Highway to Pimentel.


example
http://www.adoos.com.pe/post/15405664/v ... _vendo_329


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Tengo 13 Lotes urbanos de 132 a 220m2 a un costo de 55 Dolares m2 altura de Avila Moron,totalmente saneado, telf 979-153353 Sr Lazo [email protected] jose alvarado dice:Agosto 06, 10:34 AMtengo terreno 6500 mts a 11 dolares m2 avenida alfonso ugarte pimentel nextel 839*4438 [email protected]
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Postby Reed2267 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:55 pm

How would Trujillo compare to Chiclayo?

Chiclayo gringo wrote:TupacPeru…

You keep reading about trash on the beach because there is trash on the beach. True, as tourist season approaches the city will make an effort to do a clean-up, but lack of funds prevents any regular maintenance, and the strong winds mentioned in an earlier post will continue daily to deposit the ubiquitous plastic bags, bottles and other trash on a beach that is gray and desolate. The dead, rotting pelicans washed up from the brown, cold ocean will continue to provoke morbid curiosity in first time visitors. The pier, with its open spaces, loose boards and protruding old railroad spikes is a safety hazard to anyone not familiar with it.

But the beach is not the only issue. You’ve presented some appealing photos of Pimentel, but you and I both know this thread could be papered with photos of the less attractive areas of the town, which is by far the majority. Chiclayanos and other locals are proud of “their Pimentel”, but I have yet to take a visitor there who was not disappointed with the beach; its boardwalk and the town. I know of two cases where people who rented vacation apartments in Pimentel cut their visits short not only for the previously mentioned reasons, but because what little opportunity exists for activity completely shuts down at night.

I understand you have property in the area and would like to see its value increase, but to present Pimentel, and for that matter Chiclayo, which incidentally is the 4th largest city in Peru, as something akin to Shangri-la in my opinion does a disservice to the readers.

Tom

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