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Chicama, Peru« on: June 06 2008 17:06:00 »
Hey everyone, I'm looking to go to Chicama in a few weeks or so and mostly looking to surf that area for a few days. I've been on the site so it seems either the Hostel Los Delfines or El Hombre but not sure if reseverations need to be made ahead of time and if it's possible to do it without booking a package through a tour company. Any suggesstions are greatly appreciated. Oh, going solo too so I only need a single. Thanks, David
RE: Chicama, Peru« Reply #1 on: June 09 2008 11:06:00 »
You'll love the place.
Just rock up, and either stay at El Hombre, whic h is basic, but a good place to meet fellow travelers.
There's a new hotel that has opened, however I forgot the name, it looked better / newer and even has WIFI.
Great place chicama, but watch your belongings!
RE: Chicama, Peru« Reply #2 on: June 09 2008 17:06:00 »
Thanks man, appreciate the advice, I also heard about Hostel Los Delfines. Do you know anything about that place and if you need to book in advance or just show up?
RE: Chicama, Peru« Reply #3 on: June 14 2008 11:06:00 »
Well your stocked to go surf Chicama for a few days. The new hotel Im not sure about but El Hombre has no reserv: from what I remember just show up. Also keep in mind the town of Chicama is not much other than a real fishing town off the beaten path. I spent a couple years here and there. The waves of Chicama are world class if you get a huge swell you will remember for ever!!! If I was you for sure go but if there is no swell have a good book etc, now the town further south Huanchaco is a great surf town with real places, a true little town near a real nice main city with plenty to do. p.s. have a good time a travel light and smart.
RE: Chicama, Peru« Reply #4 on: December 02 2008 00:12:00 »
the new place is the Chicama Surf Hotel. It is SICK...but at least 4x as expensive as any other place in town..but the only option for better than hostel conditions....I stayed there a few nights...manager is the greatest dude- IVAN...but due to funds i had to go back to the hostel. Nice thing is they have a zodiac to get you back out after you get one of those 30 second waves...first tme i was sore from surfing and not even having to paddle....crazy experience. Highly reccomended....they only do the zodiac for guests ...unless the hotel is empty
RE: Chicama, Peru« Reply #5 on: December 02 2008 08:12:00 »
The Chicama surf resort is the best place ever for a surfer looking to catch lots of waves.
I went with SurferDream.com and it truly was the best surf trip I have ever taken, Ivan (the manager )is indeed a nice fellow, and so is delmar, who drives the boat and all the others that work there
RE: Chicama, Peru« Reply #6 on: December 04 2008 07:12:00 »
gumby arms« Reply #7 on: December 05 2008 00:12:00 »
sure sounds like an easy gig getting boated out to the point each time, and waiting for the sets before you jump out. but it seems a little disrespectful of most importantly the locals that can't have the same advantage, secondly the vistors to the place that also can not surf like that.either way, it takes the away the 'onda'. I would be ashamed to turn up to a surf spot with a group of people and do something like this. each to their own i guess. next trip to peru, i guess i will pack some floating mines to help clean the lineup.
RE: Chicama, Peru« Reply #8 on: December 05 2008 12:12:00 »
The locals don't care, they have surfed 100's of miles on that wave already, and at times when nobody is at the resort they get a lift, basically there's soo much room there, everyone will more than enough waves.
The only difference is that the ones in the boat have riden about 15x the amount of waves.
So with or without boat, everyone will have had plenty of long rides at Chicama at the end of the day
New place to crash in Chicama« Reply #9 on: May 29 2012 18:05:00 »
I found a great place to crash in Chicama is calle Iguana Inn hotel is one block from the seashore like the other hotels but the prices are really reasonable. I got a doble room for 65 dollars and the awesome thing is that you don't have to spend money in eating out... you can use the kitchen to cook.