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South America > Peru > Northern Coast (Peru) > Chimbote
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Chimbote is a city on the Northern Coast of Peru.

Get in

Chimbote has a modern bus 'Terminal Terrestre' 5km south of the city. The best lines from Lima are Linea, Cruz del Sur and CIVA, with reclining seats and clean services. A cheaper option is Tres Estrellas.

Get around

It is not necessary to leave the 'Terminal Terrestre' to change buses. You need a taxi if you have to go into the City (US$2).


There's a fish cannery in the town, and unfortunately, the whole place smells like it.






  • Hotel Chimu (Ex Tourist Hotel). On the Plaza 28 de Julio, near the boardwalk. The best hotel in town, it costs around US$60 a night.
  • Hotel Antonio's, 7th block of Av. Bolognesi.
  • Hotel Felipe, located on Pardo in front of the Plaza de Armas.

Go next

Chimbote has a modern bus 'Terminal Terrestre' 5km south of the city. There are frequent buses north & south along the Panamerican Highway. Day buses go to Huaraz via the spectacular Cañon_del_ Pato & Caraz at 8am with Turismo Huaraz, or via Casma & Callán Pass, & mainly night buses go via the paved road to Pativilca. You can catch a 6am Transportes Linea bus from Trujillo to catch the 8am bus from Chimbote up the spectacular Cañon del Pato to Huaraz in the day with TurismoHuaraz.

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