I was in Mollendo last year and I really liked it. Small but really quaint and safe! Lots of good eating options for a town that size, lovely big beach and nice people! Can't fault it but it didn't seem to have too many real estate options around there.
So, though I didn't make it to Ilo, it's further along the coast and it seems bigger and more developed, has anyone been there? What is it like? Do you like it or do you not? Give me the details - I would appreciate it!