Peru Attracts 20,000 Surfing Tourists Per Year

Posted on December 12, 2010 • Filed under: Peru, TRAVEL

The Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) has informed that Peru receives over 20,000 tourists each yearr who arrive in the country exclusively to surf at beaches like Punta Rocas, Chicama and Cabo Blanco.

Eduardo Ferreyros, Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, explained that these tourists are mainly from Australia, USA and Brazil. “This sport is a specialized niche that still has much growth potential,” he said. “Peru has the world’s longest wave at Chicama beach in Trujillo (La Libertad region), one of the world’s highest waves at Pico Alto beach in Punta Hermosa (Lima region) and tube waves at Cabo Blanco beach (Tumbes region).” Read Article

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