Best weather to visit Peru

Peru Weather: Dry Season on the Coast

Beautiful sunsets and a warm ocean breeze make every experience ideal

Dry Season on the Coast in Peru - Best Time
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Vladimir Kud

Summer and beaches are probably two the most important components of many people's vacation. Visiting the Peruvian coast between November and April will provide you with both in full. Keep in mind that March is the hottest month, so it may be not really comfortable to stay on the beach, and November and April are transitional months, so the temperatures are milder and some rain may fall.

This period is full of events and "must do" things around the coast. First of all, surfers gather near Mancora and Cabo Blanco, where waves are just perfect between November and February.

The clear sky and low chance of rain bring tourists to local airports, where private jets can take you to the Nazca lines. Lima becomes the centre of attention in November, due to a world-renowned corrida. December and January are marked by Christmas celebrations and related scissors dancing performances and the Marinera Festival in Trujillo.

Summer is the season for delicious avocados and mangoes, which can be accompanied by Peruvian drinks during the Pisco Sour Day and Chilcano Festival. And, of course, save an hour or two during the evening for when the sky in the West turns into "cielo de brujas," meaning the sky of witches. This can be a perfect moment to think over your experience in Peru and try sweet sangria with fresh mango.

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