When you think of traveling to Peru, you probably picture the mountainous landscape of Machu Picchu or the historic city of Lima. But did you know Peru also holds the perfect beachy getaway?
With plenty of sun, surf and clear blue skies, Máncora was perfect for Voda Swim's 2020 photoshoot and needs to be added to your travel list ASAP. While the isolated resort town is a hidden gem for now, it won’t be long before word gets out about this stunning travel destination.
Before You Leave
Before heading off on your Peruvian vacation, make sure you have all the essentials packed. Keep in mind the weather is going to be warm and you'll be spending a lot of time in the sun. We made sure to bring items like sunscreen, sunglasses and sandals.
One thing you can absolutely not go without is swimwear. You’ll be spending most, if not all, your time on sandy, warm beaches. One swimsuit won’t be enough to last your whole trip. Voda Swim has all your favorite bathing suit styles, and every suit comes with our exclusive Envy Push Up® technology to add up to two cup sizes. Packing extra towels and a couple of new beach e-books never hurt anyone either!
Picking the Right Place to Stay
Your hotel or Airbnb is more than just somewhere to sleep when you visit a place like Máncora. It will set the tone for your whole vacation.
When booking a place to stay for our photoshoot, we had a specific look in mind. We wanted a luxurious setting located right on the beach with a modern, rustic aesthetic to complement Voda Swim’s new 2020 natural colors of azure, bronze and sandstone. It was an easy task to find a great villa with an earthy aesthetic and local Peruvian decorations.
With our Airbnb, we learned most houses include a private chef and maid. Along with gorgeous views of the coastline, we got to enjoy professionally prepared mealsat only the cost of the ingredients —including fish caught straight from the ocean!
What to Do off the Beach
There’s just as much to do off the beach as on. Even with a personal chef, you’ll want to hit up some of Máncora’s amazing restaurants. We were able to find affordable locations with international menus and restaurants that offer tourist must-haves for the full Peru experience, covering everything from ceviche to smoothies. The Asian and Mediterranean influences on Máncora cuisine add a whole new layer of food to explore.
If you’re feeling up for a little adventure and are willing to venture outside of Máncora, you can spend a day enjoying nature in the Amotape Hills National Park. Go canoeing in the Tumbes River or for a walk (or a hike) on trails through the abundance of national parks in this region. This is a breathtaking journey and makes for unbeatable selfies and Instagrammable pics you’ll love to share.
Let’s Get Beachy
Beautiful, clean beaches were the main reason we looked to Máncora for our 2020 photoshoot, and this coastal town did not disappoint. Dazzling white sands will be calling your name the moment you arrive.
Your Máncora vacation is the perfect time to work on your tan. Our Envy Push Up® Banded String Bikini is the best swimsuit for the occasion. This minimal coverage suit will let the sun reach as much skin as possible.
Another popular beach activity is horseback riding. For this, you’ll want swimwear with a little more coverage. Our Envy Push Up® Rib Crop Top and Rib Belted High Waist Bottom will give you a confidence boost with the bust-enhancing top, and the full coverage bottom will lengthen your sun-kissed legs.
Capture The Memories
Our 2020 photoshoot is proof that the pristine beaches of Máncora are the perfect setting for pictures. The sunsets with the vibrant colors are just amazing and you won’t be able to stop yourself at just one picture. Plus, the isolation of the town means there won’t be crowds of beachgoers filling your background.
Make sure to take plenty of photos on your trip so you can look back and remember the incredible time you spent here. Don’t forget to post a photo in your favorite Voda Swim swimsuit and use#VodaSwim for a chance to be featured on our pages.