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Playa Pimentel

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Address: Malecon Pimentel, Chiclayo 14000, Peru

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So nice and active

It is a nice place to stop and eat. You can watch at fisherman coming back even buy some fish for your super.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Montreal, Canada

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Playa Pimentel was, long ago, a very popular beach with the owners of haciendas in Lambayeque and with people from Lima. It has become a tourist trap with overpopulated beaches during the local summer. Cheap souvenir stores and mediocre restaurants along the Malecon.

Thank Jean D
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a nice place to stop and eat. You can watch at fisherman coming back even buy some fish for your super.

Thank Papino_Tereko
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29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Pimentel is the most popular beach in Chiclayo, the Malecon is fabulous , the sunset and sundown is splendid

Thank Kawama512
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I slipped over to Pimentel yesterday for a look at the ocean and some fresh seafood. Take a walk out the pier, watch the reed boats come back in from fishing all day. The malecon is nice, the beach is a little rocky but surprisingly clean, the people are friendly, the people watching is great, the beer is cold. Had... More 

Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

My grandma was born there , the sun the beach the sunset, the fact that you are in a place were the time stops

Thank ChefIvanpetrovich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed all the variety of food and services offered at this beach. It reminds me a lot of Huanchaco in Trujillo, but the water is cleaner and it's not as crowded as Mancora. Great option for taking taking a swim, watching pelicans and having a nice meal.

Thank Dante R
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I went to spend overnight there and what I found was this place was over pricing, incredible cold (it was winter by te way so it's not the worst) and dangerous. Everybody kept telling us don't stay close left side of the port because it was dangerous but we were told stay in the right side because is calm. I... More 

Thank Marche ¿
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The beach is dirty, full of garbage and black sticky sand. It's disgraceful to find this so-called tourist attraction in such terrible conditions.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Do not go out of your way. The beach pales in comparison to others, it is not clean or pleasant. We did not eat there so perhaps the food was good but this is a fair way out of Chiclayo and just not worth the ride there and back frankly. The five star reviews are baffling.

Thank CharlieP1990
Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Pimentel is all about that huge impressive wooden pier which you have to pay 2 soles to walk. The beach can be good for non windy days to chill but if you re too close to the left side, close to the fisher boats the smell is unbearable. There are restaurants lined alson the malecon, beer is 10 soles. From... More 

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