Relaxing in Los Organos, Peru

Resting on the fringe of the Pacific’s shores in northern Peru, Los Organos is a place of relaxation and serenity whilst sipping on a refreshing Pisco Sour and eating a delicious dish of local Ceviche.

Getting there

From Chiclayo, take the Tumbes bus and ask the driver to stop at Los Organos, which is around 6-hours later.

Chiclayo, Los Organos, Peru, South AmericaThe highway runs through the town, so this is where you’re dropped off.

A warm day surrounds this small sleepy town that consists of several shops, a few restaurants, bars, and a handful of stalls.

Hailing a Mototaxi from town, we head out to find the bungalow. Nearing the hill, the Mototaxi struggles with all our gear and us so decide to walk the rest of the way up the hill, lugging our heavy backpacks.

Getting around

Whilst in Los Organos and if you don’t feel like walking between places, then your best option is to take a Mototaxi, which is a motor bike adapted to carry one to three passengers.

This type of transport is very cheap and locals use these to get everywhere in Los Organos. For just one or two Soles, you can travel anywhere in these cute three-wheelers and they’re loads of fun, albeit a little dodgy at times.

A brief video by Yann Beaud giving you a taste of Los Organos and a ride in a Mototaxi. If you’ve travelled in SE Asia (or India), then you’ll notice that these are similar to tuk-tuks/rickshaws.

Los Organos

As soon as you arrive in Los Organos a peacefulness soothes your weary travel bones.

Whether it’s the sea air, the fact that Los Organos is void of tourists and hagglers due to this small town not on the tourist milk-run – or just laying your eyes across the becalmed Pacific horizon, it is very tranquil.

What to see?

Sea, sea, and more gorgeous sea…

Pacific Ocean, Los Organos, Peru, South America

What to do

If you’re into surfing, then Los Organos is renown for the best waves in Peru. Try your luck from one of the three surf points, which locals know as Casablanca, Organitos, and Los Organos, with Punta Veleros offering the best surf.

Luckily during our stay, there isn’t any surf to be seen and the ocean is strangely flat.

2019 update: Why not go Kitesurfing, scuba diving, or even fishing?

Relaxing and eating

Enjoy long strolls along the beach instead, swims in the pristine ocean waters, and leisurely meals at local restaurants in the plaza – you won’t find a tourist restaurant in town. And, why not indulge in the refreshing Peruvian Pisco Sour at one of the local bars? This is what you can expect during your stay in this picturesque coastal town.

Pacific Ocean, Los Organos, Peru, South America

Fresh fish is bountiful so definitely try the local Ceviche if you’re partial to fish and seafood.

Fishing boats, Pacific Ocean, Los Organos, Peru, South America

Ceviche is addictive. Made of raw fish cured in fresh citrus juices with several spices thrown in for good measure and served up with cilantro, finely chopped onions, and occasionally some diced fresh tomatoes, it’s deliciously tangy – scrumptious.

Traveller tales, bottles of rum, too many beers, late night card and dice games, walks on the beach, swims in the clear Pacific waters, gentle strolls to town for evening meals and cocktails, paint a picture of such an incredible four days with our friends. Such a very memorable and amazing time with so much fun.

Friends, Pacific Ocean, Los Organos, Peru, South America

Forget the TV and internet as these are not required and waste too much precious time. Instead, cherish what you have whilst in Los Organos…especially as you may never be back.

Embellishing stories about the anchored yachts and their job as professional drug runners, are amusing and creative ways to wallow the pleasant hours away, which also keep us in fits of laughter.

Where to sleep?

The reason for travelling to Los Organos is to relax. And, the Oceanic Bungalows is a fantastic space to unwind and laze around, so this is a little rave about our accommodation – be warned…

Oceanic Bungalows, Pacific Ocean, Los Organos, Peru, South America

The bungalows are only around 800-metres from the plaza and 400-metres from restaurants in town – everything is in easy-walking distance.

Oceanic Bungalows, Pacific Ocean, Los Organos, Peru, South America

Carlos, the owner of the bungalows is trying very hard to make this his full time business and has already built four bungalows, but still wants to build several more.

Spending some time in Australia, perhaps Carlos worked out what tourists like to experience whilst travelling – he certainly goes out of his way to make you feel at home and is very hospitable.

Oceanic Bungalows, Pacific Ocean, Los Organos, Peru, South America

Such a pleasant surprise on arriving as our bungalow is strategically built at the front of the property and high up on the hill. The bungalow captures stunning panoramic views and also lovely sea breezes, so as not to require an air-conditioner or windows during the hot summer months.

At first, it’s a little odd not having doors or windows although it doesn’t take long to get used to the openness of the bungalow.

Just look at this expansive sea views from our bed. Every room has a vista of the Pacific Ocean.

Oceanic Bungalows, Pacific Ocean, Los Organos, Peru, South America

What more can you ask for whilst admiring the brilliantly deep orange-burnt sunsets?

A fantastic spot in Peru to enjoy the ocean and the company of our travel friends on this brief encounter.

Oceanic Bungalows, Pacific Ocean, Los Organos, Peru, South America

The quaint bungalow comes with a cute bathroom and lockable second bedroom, so sleeping four comfortably isn’t a problem.

If you’re venturing to Los Organos, then definitely stay here as it’s wonderful accommodation and only a short walk to everything including the beach.

It’s a tough life!

Pacific Ocean, Los Organos, Peru, South America

After a wonderful and relaxing few days catching up with friends, it’s time to say goodbye again as they’re venturing off before us and heading in a different direction.

Pacific Ocean, Los Organos, Peru, South America
I’m sure we’ll meet up again soon along the way…

Leaving Los Organos

As we need to collect our report of the robbery from the police in Chiclayo, begrudgingly we have to return to Chiclayo for another night. Hope we’re not robbed again!

The sketchy plan after Chiclayo is to take another overnight bus to Tarapoto then head deep into the Amazon River on a barge – very excited about this next trip!

Visit Nilla’s Photography for more images. More posts on Peru at Image Earth Travel.

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  1. WoW, looks like an amazing place Nilla. So relaxing and those views. Love the accommodation too! Ceviche is one of my fav dishes, tried it for the first time many years ago and managed to find it in Bangkok. Its delicious! 🙂 xx

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    1. I’m impressed you found Ceviche in Bangkok – probably the last place I’d expect to find this dish.
      You’d love this bungalow, it’s so special and sharing it with our friends was just fantastic. Sadly, Wendy passed away last year after a 12-year battle with cancer, so it was hard writing this post and going through all the photos. x

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    1. Fantastic and look forward to reading your posts! My Peru posts are from our 9-plus months of travelling in South America back in 2011. I still have around 4 to 5 posts to publish – these things take time, so stay tuned…

      When will you be in Peru? Will this be over-landing from Brazil or sailing there eventually?

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    1. Many thanks for your thoughts and yes, it’s a great way to travel for short distances, but not that great for long distances safety-wise.
      Throughout SE Asia you’ll come across these mototaxis but under a different name, as you probably know.

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    1. Thank you Jewel.
      I loved the bungalow and definitely did have a relaxing time in Los Organos as it’s an easy village in which to unwind – wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this little side-trip.

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  2. Peru has been on my wishlist since watching Paddington Bear on tv as a child – he came from deepest Peru 😉 The place you stayed looks very relaxing and it certainly looks like you had a fun time there. Hope everything goes well from here on in … the Amazon River trip sounds amazing! Shelley x

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    1. Hope you get to Peru soon…

      Ah well, travel is about taking the good with the bad and the Amazon River trip was incredible, so stay tuned for that post. 😉
      Many thanks for your comment Shelley. 🙂 x

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    1. Hi, many thanks for your feedback and yes, it is a wonderful place to relax with a fantastic view.

      As I take some time to write my post but also select and reduce the photos to suit what I’m writing about, I post every Sunday.
      Thank you for your continual support! 🙂

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