We stayed here for 5 days in July, primarily for my kids to surf...and to wind down from previous 1-2 weeks in Peru. We ended up renting a car in Trujillo (not an easy task to find) and drove there. It is about 1 hour from the airport. A word of caution... when we left we left at 5:30am to get a flight out of Trujillo at 8am thinking we had plenty of time. However, with all the slow trucks on the road, the trip back was more than 1.5 hours.
The hotel is not easy to find, and I am not sure I can even describe how to get there. if driving, probably best to ask locals once you get there. The entry is behind the hotel on a couple of dirt roads that we missed the first time.
The hotel staff is very friendly and we able to address most guests by name as we wondered around. The rooms were spacious. you definitely want a 2nd floor room to get the view of the ocean. There are no TVs or phones in the rooms, but that was a pleasant change for us....got lots of reading in.
This is really a surf resort and they seemed to have all the amenities for surfers (boat service, rental, etc). For those not surfing, there isn't a lot to do. We did get into the town a bit, walked along the beach and utilized the massage center, spa, hot tub, etc. there is a game room and a couple of TVs. But it was very relaxing and enjoyable. I believe they do arrange tours to nearby architectural ruins.
Most days we walked into town for our meals. It was much cheaper, but it was primarily fish and some beef entrees at the restaurants. We had a hit and miss experience with the restaurant at the hotel. The first time we tried it, the meals were OK, but nothing special. I was a bit disappointed. However, we were to late to go into town the last night and tried it again and had a great meal. the Stroganoff was delicious. The included breakfast was OK. However, a few times they did run out of items and they were replaced. But it was a breakfast good enough to get things started in the morning.
The restaurant/bar is sort of a gathering point and we spent time there watching World Cup games.
As mentioned, the managers were very nice and helpful. They wandered around chatting with the guests and ensured everyone was happy. The hotel seemed safe, and as mentioned in other reviews, we often did not bother locking our room and did not feel concerned at all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Chicama Surf Hotel & Spa is a top class Boutique Hotel that offers travelers, who are in search for an off the beaten path away from cities, a place of comfort with excellent and cozy facilities in one of the most beautiful places of northern Peru.We offer a variety of activities and services suitable for everyone, from day tours to the nearby archaeological sites, a fist class Spa, among other services that will make your stay a memorable experience.For Surfers we offer special services such as Towback with our zodiacs, tours to the nearby surf spots, surf equipment rental and even surf lessons. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chicama Surf Hotel Puerto Malabrigo
- Chicama Surf Hotel And Spa
- Chicama Surf Hotel & Spa Peru/Puerto Malabrigo