Chimbote is a coastal city in the Ancash area of Peru. This coastal benefits gives it its numerous attractions which it is known for.
The fishing heritage of Chimbote
More than 75 percent of the fish consumed in Peru comes from Chimbote and hence the Peruvian fishing industry is based in Chimbote.
Talking about ports all around the world, Chimbote was one of the largest in the world a few decades ago. Russia and China used to contract Peru to construct their boats. It was also dubbed as the fishing capital of the world due to the excess of 30 fishing factories and was at the centre of the anchoveta boom in Peru which generated a lot of wealth for people in the city, but soon dried up due to the unregulated fishing procedure which was too great for the bio-mass.
But in spite of the fact that Chimbote was the first fishing port in the world and as well the biggest, visitors and tourists who pass through the historical city are typically pleasantly surprised to discover that the city also has an awesome collection of gorgeous beaches as well as other related tourists attractions.
Visiting the popular El Ferrol and Samanco bays.
Chimbote is a major tourist attraction in the summer. It is enclosed in by two natural and large bays, which are Chimbote bay (otherwise known as Ferrol) as well as Samanco bay. Both bays come with fantastic and vibrant harbours. Visitors with time to spare can walk down through the Isla Blanca Boulevard, or try and explore the abundant attractions scattered across the city’s Samanco as well as the El Ferrol bays.
The beaches worth visiting in Chimbote.
The beaches that surrounds the city are typically busy at the peak of summer, which falls roughly between the months of January to March, although it is quite hot up until May.
The beaches provide a wide range of several seasonal attractions that are suitable for swimming, sunbathing as well as surfing. They are also very accessible by car or bus. Several beaches like the Playa El Dorado, Playa Caleta Colorada, Playa Vesique, Playa Tortugas as well as Playa los Chimus. The beaches are open all day and despite the premium experience that it offers visitors, none are privately owned. You cannot however, this might sound silly, but happens a lot in Peru, some people tend to have a barbeque and even take pots and pans and contaminate the beach, usually security at the main entrances are there to make sure this does not happen.
Visiting the Isla Blanca Boulevard
The attractive stretch of island is lined up with numerous fascinating and gorgeous attractions such as a various marble sculptures as well as fountains that have been elaborately sculpted. Naturally, Isla Blanca Boulevard is a pretty awesome part to visit and it is frequently packed with fun seekers and sightseers. It is open 24 hours a day and admission to the island is free from all charges. However, since it is an island you need to organise a boat to take you there. They have tours organised, which is a packed full day adventure with lunch, all the best beaches and a visit to the island for about $20USD, it starts quite early in the morning about 8.45am and finishes at about 5pm. They take you to all the beaches and you get time to wander, swim, sunbath, and whatever you like really. From what I remember,
Chimbote is quite popular for its local Ceviche delicacy. Ceviche is customary Peruvian dish with ingredients that include white fish, seashell, red hot pepper, crab, octopus and squid marinated in lemon.