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About Mancora

Mancora is a beach town located on the northern coast of Peru. It is known for its surfing, kitesurfing, and windsurfing but also for its laid back vibe and buzzing nightlife — plus the beaches here are some of the best in Peru. Accommodation options range from simple, self-catering apartments to luxurious hotels. The best places to stay in Mancora are close to the beach, to enjoy the stunning ocean views. Some of our picks are just out of town for a more secluded feel.

Máncora’s main attraction is its long, sandy Playa de Máncora, backed by swaying palm trees and lined with seafood restaurants and lively bars. This is a great place to unwind with friends or family, or to take surfing and kayaking lessons, though probably not in December and January, when waves can be huge. You’ll also find excellent diving, snorkelling and fishing opportunities in the area. Kitesurfing is a popular activity that can be enjoyed in a few different locations. There are plenty of outlets who will help you sort out lessons whatever your skill level — just ask at your hotel.

For nature lovers, humpback whales and dolphins can be spotted from the shore at certain times of the year.

Whether you’re dreaming of lazy days on the beach or active adventures in the sea or nearby in the Peruvian countryside, the best places to stay in Máncora promise a warm welcome and a fun-filled holiday! It's a popular place to stay for Peruvians too, so book well ahead in high season.

The Best Places to stay in Mancora

For a Boutique Stay

  • Kichic is a gorgeous beachfront boutique hotel which champions natural materials and traditional building techniques. Its nine rooms have a rustic-chic feel, all boasting either an outdoor shower or bath. Some have direct beach access, others a private plunge pool. Plus there's a restaurant, bar and no kids allowed under 14. Grown-up bliss!
  • The wonderful DCO Suites Lounge & Spa is another boutique beachfront bolt-hole, but this one is older family friendly (children over 12). Come here for stunning, simply designed, open-plan suites and great facilities, including direct beach access, a gourmet restaurant and a great spa.

For an Eco Lodge

  • For a charming eco-lodge built from bamboo and located just a stone's throw from the beach, we recommend Eco Lodge Mancora. It has just five rooms, all done up in a simple rustic style with terraces. Plus there's a small pool, and organic breakfast is included in the very reasonable room rate. It's highly popular, so book early.

For Foodies

  • Arennas Mancora is a luxury hotel to the south of Mancora. Here the 22 rooms and villas are bright and contemporary, with some villas having the added bonus of a private pool. The gourmet restaurant will not disappoint, and you can take cooking classes to show you the fine art of crafting the perfect ceviche!

For a self catering holiday apartment or villa

Travel Information

  • The nearest airport to Mancora is either Talara (to the south) or Tumbes (to the north), both of which can be reached by flights from Lima. They are around 1hr 15mins from Mancora.
  • If you plan to hire a car, visit our partner Rentalcars for the best prices.
  • Mancora enjoys a sunny year round climate, though it can be seriously hot during the summer months (December to April), and this is when the most rainfall occurs. The best time to visit is probably either spring or autumn when the average highs stay around 30°C.

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Best Hotels in Mancora

  • Eco Lodge Máncora Mancora (Barrio Industrial) 5 rooms from £50

    Beach Life  -  Set on the beautiful coast of Máncora, a stone's throw from the beach, this hotel is perfect for a relaxing seaside break
    Eco break  -  This hotel is a registered Eco Leader, meaning you can enjoy your holiday knowing it won't cost the local environment
    Families  -  With family suites available that can accommodate children, parents rate this beach bolt-hole highly
    Surfing  -  Máncora is a surf haven on the Peruvian coast; hire a board locally and hit the waves during your stay here
    Swimming PoolDisabled accessParkingNo pets

    This charming eco-lodge is located on the coast of Máncora. The hotel is constructed from local bamboo with a thatched roof; in the bright suites, wood and wicker furnishings add a rustic feel. Book a family room for extra living space; kids love the outdoor pool too. A chic seaside lodge. See More

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  • DCO Suites Lounge & Spa Mancora 7 rooms from £140

    Total relaxation  -  With the sea stretching out in front of you, plus a bar, restaurant and spa onsite, this hotel promises total relaxation
    Families  -  Family rooms at the hotel are great for parents travelling with children; kids love the outdoor pool too
    Beach Life  -  With a prime seafront location in Máncora, this hotel is perfect for a relaxing beach holiday
    Great walks  -  Explore the picturesque coastline on a long walk; stop in at a seafront eatery for a traditional pisco sour on the way
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolViewsParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    The Pacific Ocean stretches out as the front yard for this boutique beach bolt-hole in Máncora. The stone and bamboo facade gives way to bright, open-plan suites who's simple design allows for focus on the sea views and family rooms offer for split-level living. A stylish hotel. See More

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  • Arennas Máncora Mancora (Playa Las Pocitas) 22 rooms from £189

    Foodies  -  Foodies will love the hotel's gourmet restaurant, serving celebrated Peruvian cuisine with fresh, locally sourced ingredients
    Romantic Break  -  Couples rate this beach bolt-hole highly; book an ocean view suite for romantic sea views from a private terrace
    Beach Life  -  With a privileged location facing Las Pocitas beach, this hotel is perfect for a relaxing seaside break
    Cooking classes  -  Try your hand at Peruvian classics with a cooking class run by the hotel chef; book a package with your room reservation
    Air conditioningRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViewsParkingNo pets

    This luxury bolt-hole sits at the cusp of Las Pocitas Beach in Máncora. Bright, contemporary suites are dressed in natural tones, bringing the seaside in; while luxury villas have ocean views from the private terrace pools. Sample fresh local ingredients at the restaurant; a stylish getaway. See More

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  • Kichic Mancora 9 rooms from £219

    Hideaway  -  With a chic bar and restaurant onsite, this hotel makes a great seaside bolt-hole; book the Neem Suite for a private pool too
    Honeymoons  -  Perfect for honeymooners; from the boutique interiors to the private terraces, this beach hideout ticks the all boxes
    Beach Life  -  Set on the pretty Máncora coast, this hotel is perfect for a relaxed beach getaway
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the quaint Máncora lighthouse; climb to the top for beautiful views over the Pacific Ocean
    Air conditioningRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViewsParkingNo pets

    Set on the beautiful Máncora coast, this boutique hotel champions natural materials and local building techniques. The rustic-style suites are dressed in an earthy palette, in harmony with the natural environment; book a luxury suite for a plunge pool. Enjoy drinks at the cosy bar; a refined hotel. See More

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