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.
From Chiclayo, take the Tumbes bus and ask the driver to stop at Los Organos, which is around 6-hours later.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Fresh fish is bountiful so definitely try the local Ceviche if you’re partial to fish and seafood.
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.
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…
The bungalows are only around 800-metres from the plaza and 400-metres from restaurants in town – everything is in easy-walking distance.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!