Punta Hermosa and Punta Negra
You can sun bathe and practice water sports as long as the fog and the sharks let you.
Here comes the sun...'
Sun and beach lovers might be disappointed with the coast of Lima since it's usually covered by an almost permanent fog due to the humidity. If you're a surf lover, your spot is located at 58 kilometres to the south: the beaches of ‘Punta Negra’ has waves which are perfect for beginners as well as experienced surfers - always take your neoprene and keep your eyes wide open. Nothing should happen but Peru's coasts are home to no more and no less less than 58 kinds of sharks. Another destination for sun and waves is the beach of ‘Punta Hermosa’, which is 40 kilometres from Lima where, as well as surfing, you can dive by the reefs and walk along its impressive beaches, enjoy a day in the hot springs or visit ‘La Isla’ from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Pacific, from its peak and in all its glory.