Welcome to Peru!

Long Pacific beaches, dry deserts, high Andes mountains, evergreen Amazon rainforests – all of this is part of the Peruvian landscape. Because of this natural and cultural diversity, there are lots of different things you can experience during your visit in Peru! One of Peru’s greatest attractions is its seemingly endless coastline. Surfers from all around the world come here in search of the perfect wave. The conditions for surfers are simply awesome: long, warm summers and powerful Pacific waves are every surfers’ dream. Since the coastline is so long, you can even surf a wave for more than 2km. Well, you could, if you were experienced enough.

Socialbnb tip: Punta Hermosa is the place-to-be for every surfer. It’s a beautiful beach a couple minutes away from Lima, Peru’s capital.

Beach near Lima.

During the summer months, the coastal life becomes even more exciting: humpback whales are getting their babies and raise them until they are strong enough to leave Peru and travel south all the way to the Antarctica. So, if you happen to be around during summer, you might enjoy getting on a boat and watching some humpback whales in their natural habitat.

High up in the Andes mountains you will find the most famous relic of the Incan empire: the ruins of Machu Picchu. In former times, this place used to be an administrative, political, religious and scientific research center. Today, the Incan relics and traditions fill every Peruvian with pride. Thus, they preserve everything that’s connected to the Incan culture with great care.

Socialbnb tip: Visit Cusco, the old Incan capital. There you’ll find traces of the Incan civilisation mixed with influences from the colonial era. The architecture and buildings constructed over thousands of years ago make the city a unique place. Its residents still hold on to the old traditions.

Peru’s deserts appear to be dry, surreal and without any form of life whatsoever. But in the midst of huge sand dunes you will find the oasis of Huacachina. Residents appreciate their solitude, and yet they welcome tourists to experience their peaceful lifestyle.

Socialbnb tip: If Huacachina is too peaceful for you, how about giving the sport “sandboarding” a try? Sandboarding is like snowboarding, but obviously it’s on sand and not on snow.

These are just a few things Peru has to offer. Since Peru is characterized by a huge cultural variety and so many different landscapes, you can imagine that there is far more to experience. Excited to learn more? How about booking a trip to Peru via our platform? ;)

Written by: Sophie Fritzen
Edited by: Robert Beahr