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Museum Etnológico

It is located in the provincial layer of Sechura, inside the Monastery "Sacred Heart of Jesús" of the Benedictine Mothers it was created May of 1996, 18 coincidentemente in the date that the International "Day of the Museums" is commemorated. It is the first in their gender that is located in the part the north Peruvian coast. Inside him the aspects are shown but standing out of the cultural, archaeological expression, etnológica and historical, since Sechura is a center etnohistórico in which makes but of seven thousand years cultural presence exists, where Chusis and Illescas settled. Their main objective is the one of supporting the diffusion of the cultural chore, being constituted in a center of irradiation of knowledge with educational ends and of motivation to the cultural investigation.


San Pablo

The beach San Pablo is located to 20 kms. to the Nor-west of Sechura. San Pablo is another name for the long same beach that began in The Cottage. The difference is the far away hills and a small inclination in humid area. The absence of hills and the low level of the place allows the entrance of the sea toward the earth forming a tideland in the outlet of the one he/she laughed sechura. This beach has favorable areas for the relief of the floor for the practices of sports nautical voley, fulbito etc. Its conservation state is good, since it is a virgin beach, which could be one of those most converged ones, provided they are adapted and install highways and the basic main services.

San Pedro

This located to 11 kilometers of the district of Vice and 41 kilometer of Piura of Piura, in address Nor west. It is a beach of narrow surface, of calm waters with very fine sand and it cleans. San Pedro's tideland about 50 years ago arrived until Chulliyachi and in its journey it arose exuberant vegetation of plants and exotic, only populated bushes of birds like the white herons and of other colors, and of birds singers.


Wide and clean beach of meek waters, appropriate for walks and rest. Creek ghost (abandoned). Here it is fished to line. Observation of sailing ships and rafts, a Km. to the north the swamps are appreciated. In this creek they work fishermen that are devoted to the capture of species to line in hand; species like: The cabrilla, peje, cachema, cabrillón, among other. It distances / time of the provincial capital: 07 km. /10 min. (West)


Wide beach of clear sand, is ideal to vacation and to camp, it is located to 11 Km., 15 min. Or at 05° 38' South Latitude 80° 51' Latitude West (Southwest), communicating with the city of mediating Sechura the asphalted highway and affirmed, it has a small iron jetty. The biggest activity is the extraction of octopus snail, mere, squid, pota and other species hidrobiológicas. The beach is wide, clean of white sand. It is important because, besides possessing some meek, crystalline waters, and sands white ideal to vacation and to camp. Their conservation state is good, capable to condition a spa.


Creek of wide beach with landing of products hidrobiológicos, located to 14 Km. to the West of Sechura and the South of the Creek Matacaballo or among the 05º40' South latitude and 80º51' of Longitude West to 4 km. It is an eminently fishing creek, for the capture of resources they make use of curtain arts and the most representative species are: Guitar, lines, toyo, cachema, bats and prawn. This beach is not advisable for the swimmers, and it is famous for the angelota eggs, its ceviche of guitar called "chinguirito" and the line tortillas. The beach is wide not advisable for the swimmers, but if for the fishing.


Located to 22 Km. To the South of the district of Sechura, a coast arm and sea forces to the sea to make course changes to enter and to give place the great Estuary of Virrilá that houses sweet waters coming from the low beds of the waters of the lagoons Ramón and Ñapique that arrive from the river Piura, to more rains, more water and little by little he/she goes getting wider the mirror of water to the end of to overflow and to join to forge the great lagoon of Ñina. It almost constitutes a port larguísimo a kilometer of crafts in line and until in double line. The same one long he/she has the town and the width of three streets. Parachique this located in a tip of sand. To the south end of Parachique this the Creek Bocana.

Puerto Rico

Located to 56 Km. to the South of the district of Sechura, next to Bayóvar it is highly an area commercial of products hidrobiológicos. In this port you can negotiate the rent of boats for tourist walks to the loberas and circuit of Beaches Illescas. The conservation state is to regulate.

The Delights

Beach of semi-calm waters, handmade landing exists. He/she fishes industrial Distance / time of the provincial capital: 21 km. / 20 min. (Southwest).


Dune Blanco

Capable for he/she practices of sky in sand. Place of observation of the nature. It distances / Time of provincial capital: 10 km. / 20 min. (West)

Julián I and II

Dunes that grant a panoramic view of the desert, fellow men in the middle of lunar desert. The smallest has 15 m of height. It distances / Time of provincial capital: 30 km. / 35 min.(This)


Ramón's Lagoons and Ñapique

Ramón's lagoons and Ñapique, true humedales in the uninhabited piurano, you are formed with the waters of the River Piura and the lagoons grow when the waters of the same one are come out of their bed and they flood the valleys, today become big extensions of dry thin forest. The lagoon Ramón is the most extensive, he has several kilometers of extension and in the afternoons when blowing the wind that comes from the sea, is formed a significant surf. Toward the north of the main lagoons there is a lagoon called lagoon of Malavida. The fishing of flat, tilapia, trout, bass, ñolofe, fish very appreciated in the popular feeding, he/she is carried out in these lagoons being used handmade tools.

These lagoons are navigable for small crafts, he/she has fishing resources, near them they are natural refuges of famous flamingos, Finnish duck, plover of a necklace and they are near cities like Piura, Lambayeque and Chiclayo. It can be practiced sky, canotaje, it veils, kayacks, camping site, fishes with cane, etc. On these lagoons a called old myth exists "Ramounca and Ñaupic" that form part of the legends and traditions characteristic of our towns.

Lagoon Herb Blanca

Located to 25 Km. to the South This of Sechura or 35 min. It is an oasis amid the desert where vegetation exists around the lagoon. Their water is sweet and it flows in natural form, flamingos are plentiful, one can make Camping site, motocross and other sports.


The Escalade, The cottage, The Wolf, The Turtle, The Ashy one, creeks with wide, clean beaches, of crystalline waters and of white sands, to exception of the creek The Wolf of approximately 200 m. that is surrounded of caves and rocks. Capable for nautical sports, being been able to explode the whole year. Variety of birds guaneras and species hidrobiológicas.

They are located in the District of Vice, he/she has a long one approximate of 50 Kms. To these beaches you can arrive traveling the Pan-American highway toward Sechura and in the Km. 26 in Vice, a deviation exists in the one that is entered to an affirmed highway, conditioned by the Local Government. The distance of the deviation to the whole circuit is approximately 48 Kms. of journey, and of the highway affirmed toward the beaches it is necessary to travel approximately from 01 to 02 km. on the average. This circuit is advisable to carry out it in a vehicle double traction for the presence of dunes.

The area is capable to exploit it and to develop it turísticamente should declare its reservation in order to plan its development and to propitiate its conservation. These natural resources have a good conservation state.

The Ashy beach would rot to be called beach of colors very well. You happens the black one ashy, the yellow ocher, and the red intense tile that is the color that prevails in the whole extension of the long beach. Of here the red sand that colors the beach parakeet (Paita) comes out. To go down to the beach it is advisable to make it for the gulches to the since south the earth it is very slack very slack and deslizable.

The Wolf is a small beach, of the size of the opening of the gulch (not more than 40 mt). The fishermen of Turtle use as bait of fishing some similar worms to the centipede that people accustom to pick up them in this beach Wolf.


Sector B

They are located in the County and District of Sechura, he/she has a long one approximate of 81 Km. and they conform it the following beaches: Tip Nac, Tur, Avic, Reventazón. This group of Beaches is located to the south of Bayóvar and they belong to the area of Illescas, they are crystalline beaches and you clean of fine and frosted sand, of strong surf originating appropriate big waves for the practice of the chart Hawaiian, in the area you can camp, to dive, surfear etc. The beaches present archaeological areas, to arrive to this sector of beaches it is via terrestrial until the Creek of Puerto Rico that is to 60 Km. of Sechura, later it is necessary to carry out it via marine. The distance this approximately to 112 Km. from Sechura (2 hours 20 minutes). The area is capable for the Tourism of Adventure, should assure the service of rent of boats, since at the moment it doesn't exist, what limits the visit toward the same one that is very little frequented at the present time. The advisable time of visits is the whole year, especially in summer.

Tip Nac

This beach is perfect area for the camping site and the fishing as well as for the surfing.

Tip Avic

The gulch of Avic is in the coastal strip of the Solid one of Illescas in the western sector they look like a long alley of the course This West, the beach is a great fan; it highlights a ram denominated rocky tip The Quarter note and some locust trees. Avic is not an arid area capable for the cultivation for the occasional rains a vegetation of hills that feeds goats and asses in wild state grows here. This beach (formed by the gulch of Avic) of clean and crystalline waters, white and frosted sand is ideal to vacation, to make camping site and to make swimming. Their conservation state is good, but he/she has to be adapted the highway (trail carrozable) as well as some lodging for the visitors.


The name makes reference to the adjacent upset sea where they have beached numerous crafts from the time of the Colony the Sector of Reventazón it embraces an average of 60 km2; it includes hills, gulches, compact dunes of varied dimensions. The geographical most important accident is the gulch of Spurts where has recovered material lithic, ceramic paleteada, organic remains; as well as Conchales and Valves. The plain of Reventazón is very wavy, there are old groups of dunes covered by bushes. At the distance the whole area is very green for the presence of forests of locusts. It is important because 3 areas have been located with archaeological evidences it is a plain of 25 km2, dispersed Conchales among the locust forest and high dunes, cemetery and big stains of cultural material in surface, it highlights the existence of ceramic fragmentería with decoration paleteada. The state of conservation of this beach is good, you can camp, to dive, surfear.

Sector B

They are located in the County and District of Sechura, being their longitude of 11 Km. of long from Tip Blanca until Tip Lighthouse and they are located: Tip Bappo, Tip Needle, Loberas of Sharao and Quitir, Nunura, Tip Shode. This group of Beaches is among the 72 Km. to 110 Km. of Sechura, leaving via terrestrial to Puerto Rico continuing via marine in boat to motor outside of overboard. The area is inside the Circuit of Illescas, where they are archaeological remains. The beach is clean and reveal in Tip Needle, being able to practice walks and to appreciate a wide variety of birds guaneras. In the area of Loberas of Sharao and Quitir it is an observation area that lowering or not of the boat families of marine wolves of different sizes are appreciated that they rest and they play on the rocks or the beach and they also swim in the sea. The advisable area to camp and to be exploited to develop turísticamente is the area of Shode and Nunura, existing beaches of meek and crystalline waters, with sand white, clean and frosted ideal to vacation and capable of conditioning with tourist infrastructure. The beaches are virgin and any infrastructure type doesn't exist. The area is capable for the Tourism should condition areas and to assure the service of rent of boats, since at the moment it doesn't exist, what limits the visit toward the same one that is very little frequented at the present time. If he/she wants himself to visit the area it is necessary to coordinate with the Provincial Municipality in order to confirm the boat readiness and if the time is good to make the circuit. The advisable time of visits is especially the whole year in summer.

Tip Nac

Virgin beaches, considered among the most beautiful in Peru, formed by wide bays or roqueríos of white granite that are taken down of the dunes. They possess an extraordinary clean sea of meek, crystalline waters and fine sands; the area is extraordinary and capable to vacation, to camp and to practice nautical sports.

In the South side of Shode it exists archaeological evidences, appreciating you structures preceramicas of stones and caves that one says they had use like refuge of a Testimony of the Early Horizon. Their conservation state is good and to enter to the area, it is necessary to take the deviation in the Km 886 Pan-American North that leads to Bayovar and then to go into toward Costa.




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