WildK - Peru, Mancora Kiteworld Magazine travel 2016

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WildK - Peru, Mancora Kiteworld Magazine travel 2016

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Kitesurfing Mancora Peru Kiteworld Magazine Travel Guide 2016

Average Costs

Beer: PEN6

Restaurant Meal: PEN 10 – 70

Accommodation: PEN30 (hostel) 450 (hotel) p.p.p.n

USEFUL CONTACTS

WILD K PERU

www.wild-kitesurf-peru.com

wildkteam@gmail.com

+51 941 324 784

Travel Agents

Planet Kitesurf Holidays

PLANET KITESURF

www.planetkitesurfholidays.com

info@planettravelholidays.com

+44 (0)1273 921 001

THE LURE

A solidly favoured destination for intrepid wave seekers thanks to the safe conditions with sandy banks, reasonably warm waters, an absence of sharks and waves that rarely exceed overhead in size – but are still incredibly consistent - also make it suitable for inexperienced wave riders at some spots.

The nearby town of Organos is close by and will satisfy the freeriders and beginners who want to kitesurf in front of their hotel, but it’s not an ideal place for hardcore freestylers. Although there are some really flat spots, they rely heavily on the correct wind conditions and tide level.

WildK - Peru, Mancora Kiteworld Magazine travel 2016

THE SET-UP

Situated on the north coast of Peru, Mancora has potential for infinite downwinders and eight world-class wave spots.

There are three towns close-by. Lobitos is a small, quiet hippy town with cross-off wave riding conditions out front. Organos is also quiet with a long empty beach and constant side-on winds, perfect for beginners and freerider.

WildK - Peru, Mancora Kiteworld Magazine travel 2016

WIND, WAETHER & WATER

The season runs May to December but April and January can be good, too. From April to June the wind is lighter (15 – 20 knots), sometimes making it necessary to leave Mancora and drive 30 minutes to find wind. From July the wind stays consistent (18 – 28 knots) until the end of the season in late December.

The air temperature is dry and hot during the windy season, at 25ºC / 77ºF during the day and cold enough to sleep well without a fan during the nights. The water temperature is around 20 - 22ºC / 68 – 71º in Mancora but gets colder in the southern spots in the middle of winter (August to mid-October) dropping to 18°C / 65°F.

WildK - Peru, Mancora Kiteworld Magazine travel 2016

ACCOMMODATION

There’s also lots of accommodation on offer. Las Pocitas is very relaxed with a beautiful beach ($80 – 350 per night). You’ll find much more modest lodgings in the village (from $8 to $130!).

Peru, Mancora Kiteworld Magazine travel 2016

TRAVEL AGENTS

Planet Kitesurf Holidays specialise in luxury tailor‐made kitesurf holidays worldwide. Through its team of highly experienced kitesurf travel professionals, the company offers expert impartial advice, backed up by full ATOL and TTA financial protection. Planet Kitesurf belongs to the Planet Travel group, a market leader in active holidays since 2000.

www.planetkitesurfholidays.cominfo@planettravelholidays.com / +44 (0)1273 921 001

Schools

Wild K Peru teach all levels in private or semi-private lessons. Cabrinha gear is available for hire or sale and they also offer video wave coaching and SUP tours. Tuition is available in Spanish, French or English and they’re open all year, apart from March and April.

www.wild-kitesurf-peru.com / wildkteam@gmail.com / +51 941 324 784

WildK - Peru, Mancora Kiteworld Magazine travel 2016

PHOTO: WildK Peru

TRAVEL AGENTS

Planet Kitesurf Holidays specialise in luxury tailor‐made kitesurf holidays worldwide. Through its team of highly experienced kitesurf travel professionals, the company offers expert impartial advice, backed up by full ATOL and TTA financial protection. Planet Kitesurf belongs to the Planet Travel group, a market leader in active holidays since 2000.

www.planetkitesurfholidays.cominfo@planettravelholidays.com / +44 (0)1273 921 001

NO WIND

Mancora itself offers the possibility to surf, kitesurf, try out new restaurants, relax, have a drink and even go party. There are several ATMs, a market and shops where you can get food or anything you may need.

Peru, Mancora Kiteworld Magazine travel 2016

Peru, Mancora Kiteworld Magazine travel 2016

GET AROUND

Peru is very safe but you should follow basic safety rules like anywhere in South America. Don’t walk in dark empty places at night, avoid being drunk in the local bars and don’t use cheap bus companies. It’s not worth saving the few dollars. Hiring a car is expensive (as is fuel) and the area is hard to navigate. Instead, go with a guide like Wild K Club who have lots of experience in guiding kitesurfers. If you really want to rent a car, do it in Piura, two-and-a-half hours from Mancora.

FOOD AND DRINK

Did you know that Peru won the World’s Leading Culinary Destination Award for the last three years? The local food is delicious, so prepare your palate!

Currency

El Nuevo Sol (PEN) - £1 = PEN5 / $1= PEN3.5 / €1 = PEN4.

Expensive items such as your hotel bills can be paid in USD. You can change dollars and euros in Mancora, but avoid changing too much in Lima’s airport if you can.

Airport

LIMA - Jorge Chávez International Airport. From there fly to Piura. A taxi or bus will then take you the rest of the way (two-and-a-half hours). Luxury bus companies also run transfers. It takes 16 hours from Lima and costs around USD$45 each way.

TRAVEL AGENTS

Planet Kitesurf Holidays specialise in luxury tailor‐made kitesurf holidays worldwide. Through its team of highly experienced kitesurf travel professionals, the company offers expert impartial advice, backed up by full ATOL and TTA financial protection. Planet Kitesurf belongs to the Planet Travel group, a market leader in active holidays since 2000.

www.planetkitesurfholidays.cominfo@planettravelholidays.com / +44 (0)1273 921 001

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