Dotted with fascinating archaeological sites, Chiclayo is known for its parks, gardens and easy access to the sandy shores of Playa Pimentel. Explore ancient artifacts in a history museum, enjoy water-based activities at a beautiful beach and marvel at a historic pyramid.
Things to do in Chiclayo
Start your exploration of Chiclayo in Lambayeque Valley, where you can tour the pyramids at the ruins of Tucume and marvel at the Huaca Larga, the largest pyramid in the world. After exploring the 1,000-year-old pyramids, visit the Royal Tombs Museum of Sipan to see the treasure buried with Lord of Sipan.
Learn more about the region’s past at the Bruning National Archaeological Museum, where you can browse rooms filled with gold and jewelry of ancient kings. Treasures from various tombs are displayed in The Sican National Museum, while daily presentations offer insight into the vast history of its artifacts.
Swim and sunbathe at the picturesque Playa Pimentel, where you’ll find water sports and the chance to take surfing lessons from local shops. Families can set up an outdoor picnic in The Principal Park, while the Paseo de las Musas is a perfect spot for admiring Greek statues.
Need some retail therapy? Browse the stalls lining Mercado Modelo to find unique handicrafts and regional specialties or pick up herbs at the nearby Witches’ Market. For a modern shopping experience, visit the Real Plaza Shopping Mall to purchase the latest fashions, dine in Peruvian restaurants and catch a flick at the cinema.
Getting around Chiclayo
You can fly into FAP Captain José Abelardo Quiñones Gonzáles International Airport from Lima, while long-distance buses also travel from nearby cities. In town, the easiest way to get around is by taxi and mototaxi.