We are visiting Machu Picchu, on 12/25 - 30 flying into and out of Lima. A travel company organized the tours and activities. My wife and I would like to rent a car and drive somewhere on the Pacific coast to enjoy a few days of walking, hiking, biking and general exploring on our own. Many places mentioned in these forums sound like they are mainly for surfers (we don't surf), or are too far to drive to. The ideal spot would be a rental rather than a hotel. We are experienced travelers, but this is our first trip to South America and we have limited language skills. Is it OK to rent a car and drive from the Lima airport? Are there some good spots along the coast with stuff to see and do? We're not interested in sitting on the sand for hours at a time. Lunahuaná seems good for activities, but isn't near the ocean. Please advise!