Chicama is a port and small coastal town in north-western Peru, located in the La Libertad Region, near Trujillo. The town and beach are also known as Puerto Malabrigo.
Trujillo’s airport is an hour away by car or you can choose to take a bus from Trujillo for considerably longer than that– but still fun (if you are not carrying a board)!
You will need to fly to Lima – from there you can connect onto a one-hour flight to Trujillo Airport.
We tend to browse Skyscanner.net and Google Flights to get the full picture for long-haul flights as they seem to offer the best range of deals from different airlines. We can give further recommendations if you chose to stay overnight before heading to Trujillo.
Alternatively, you can fly into Lima International Airport and then get an overnight bus all the way to Chicama, which will be a bit cheaper. The South American buses are brilliant (arguably more comfortable than a plane!) and we’d recommend this if you want to get a bit adventurous. The company we used in the past and is recommended by the hotel management is called Cruz del Sur www.cruzdelsur.com.pe
We do not include airport transfers in the cost but can help you organise this and hope to hook you up with other guests travelling on the same flights as you to spread the cost. Prices start at $17 per person, based on 6 people sharing. Private taxis start at $50. For this you won’t need to get cash as you can add it to your final hotel bill
Pre-visas are not needed for most of the countries of the EU, North America and Australia. It is worth double checking here though
Peru has a semi-arid climate that is ideal for travelling, the temperature never gets too hot or too cold and hardly ever rains. One of the reasons that we have chosen April/May to host this Pop-Up is to avoid the mist that can occur due to the temperature differences in the land and sea. Air temperatures vary during April from 21 °C – 30°C during the day and as cool as 16°C at night.
The water temperature will be around 19°C so we recommend that you bring at least a 3:2 wetsuit if you tend to feel the cold a little more (Rach is a wimp and takes a 4:3 with her)
There is just a tiny bank in front of the Plaza de Armas in Chicama, and NO ATMS. So, if you’re looking into spending any extra cash at the weekend markets, or for a massage etc. our recommendation is to withdraw money at the airport or before getting in the bus, which is the nearest cash point to the hotel.