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18 Mar A Weekend of Pure Chillin’ at Mancora

The coastal town of Mancora on the north Pacific side of Peru is sunny all year long. It is a popular first stop and must-visit for those who are crossing the border from Ecuador. After what seemed like a 12 hour bus ride from Montanita on the Panamerican Highway, I reached this town just before midnight.  Moto-taxis were lined up on the side of the road even late at night.

A helpful chubby little boy helped me with my backpack thinking he was gonna place it on the back of his father’s tuk-tuk. To my surprise he got on the motorbike, revved it up and drove me all the way to the hotel! A ride from town’s center to your hotel costs 3 Sols or about 1 USD.

Here’s how I spent a few days just chillin’ at Mancora:

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Love the feeling of waking up in a new country!

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First morning in Peru, so I planned my itinerary while having a delicious breakfast of croissant, homemade jam, coffee and fresh juice.

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I went on long meditative walks from the north to the far south of the beach. I discovered that both far ends are fishing villages. Look for the old man who sells mangoes on the beach!

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Wandered around town’s quaint restaurants and shops. There are so much beach wear, surf and souvenir shops around town and the prices are pretty affordable too. So tempted to go shopping!

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Ahhh! Yoga classes at Samana Chakra are 15 sols per session. Stretching out after sitting in the bus all day felt great! They have a pretty yoga shala with all the props you’ll need and a view of the beach.

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All the travelers I’ve met in Latin America agree on one thing. That Peru’s cuisine is the most delicious, that’s why I couldn’t wait to come here. They were absolutely right!

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I finally tried mouthwatering Peruvian ceviche for the first time! OMG, it’s divne. Just make sure they don’t add monosodium glutamate (MSG) if you wanna keep healthy! 10 sols for a big plate.

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I was able to catch up on some writing (thanks to miraculously fast wifi!!!) and got acquainted with the resident pets, of course!

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Where to stay:

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Now that I’ve been on the road continuously for 10 months, I strive to find balance between being in a social hostel environment and staying in a more relaxed laid-back accommodation.

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Hospedaje Quebrada is quite the precious jewel in Mancora. It’s far from the maddening crowds of the beach and town’s center, but only a 5 minute walk towards the big bridge and you’re there!

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No need to cross the busy road or pass through the busy center to swim or surf. So leave your valuables at home and walk to the beach, more or less a 100 meters away in your swim wear!

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They have a lovely team of Peruvian ladies who prepare the delicious breakfast. Each room has its own balcony or porch looking out to the garden. Colorful hammocks hang from coconut trees.

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Pick a good book and read all afternoon or if the waves are calling, hire a board on the beach and catch some waves!

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Check out Hospedaje La Quebrada’s website or book your stay through Hostelword.

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