Of course, first of all surf. If you want to challenge the hammer waves, the first direction should be El Faro beach, where you will find the best wind conditions. However, there is a fairly strong current at this point, which does not necessarily make the place suitable for beginners. But these also get their value in a more protected bay, where they can take their first “steps” in the water in calmer waters.
Every year competitions and surf championships are held in Pacasmayo, which are also attracting international attention and, consequently, are gaining in size and importance. The city administration is doing its part, the place more and more to develop a mecca of water sports.
Those who would like to swim in the clear water without having their heads cut off by the vorbreibrausenden surfers, go to La Peña Larga south of the main beach. By the way, here you can also just throw the fishing rod and wait to see what you have at the end.
But downtown Pacasmayos is always worth a walk. The “Malecón” – the seafront promenade – and the picturesque dock you love, as well as the many magnificent buildings of the colonial era. Along the walk you can stock up on drinks, traditional snacks such as churros or small souvenirs.
For a perfect view of Pacasmayos and the bay, head to El Mirador and El Cristo Resucitado, a statue of Jesus on a nearby hill reminiscent of his elder brother in Rio de Janeiro.