Piura Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing

(Piura, Peru)

Photograph showing the beachfront at MancoraThe city of Piura is filled with colonial architecture, beautiful plazas, green parks, markets and many other tourist attractions. Close to Piura is a number of very appealing sandy beaches and related oceanfront attractions, which are within easy reach of the city and perfect for an afternoon's sunbathing, swimming and even surfing.

The Three Cultures Square is situated within the fifth block of the Calle Lima, in central Piura, where it is better known locally as the Plaza de las Tres Culturas and surrounded by cafes and similar tourist attractions. This particular plaza is actually rectangular in shape and has recently been remodelled, while close by, further places of interest grace the Plaza de Miguel Cortes.

Further picture of Mancora Beach and parasols


Address: Piura, Peru, PE
The main beaches and resorts in the Piura area include those of Colan, Mancora, Nunura, Organos, Punta Sal and Yacila. Particularly popular with surfers is the Nunura Beach, where the waves are reliably strong for much of the year, while the very lengthy Colan Beach is amongst the most notable of these attractions, drawing crowds of tourists in the height of the Peruvian summer, between January and February.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free

Cineplanet (Cine Planet)

Address: Plazas del Sol, Arequipa y Huancavelica, Piura, Peru, PE
Cine Planet is a modern cinema complex (cineplex) in the city, with multiple screens and a choice of the latest Hollywood movies, which are either dubbed in Spanish or subtitled. The Cine Planet is a popular way to end a day's sightseeing and can be found within the mall at Plazas del Sol, just one block to the west of the central Plaza de Armas.
Open hours: daily - hours vary
Admission: charge

Plaza de las Tres Culturas (Three Cultures Square)

Address: Plaza de las Tres Culturas, Calle Lima, Piura, Peru, PE
The centrepiece of this particular attraction is a monument to Francisco Pizarro González (1471 to 1541), who was both the founder of Lima and also the conqueror of the Inca Empire, amongst other accolades. Either side of the monument are ornamental fountains, which look very special at night, being illuminated by bright spotlights.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free

Plaza de Miguel Cortes (Miguel Cortes Square)

Address: Plaza de Miguel Cortes, Piura, Peru, PE
The Plaza de Miguel Cortes dates back some 50 years to 1959, when it was actually inaugurated as part of great celebrations. Named after Peruvian war hero Miguel Cortés de Castillo, the Plaza de Miguel also goes by the name of the Parque Infantil (Children's Park), since it is especially popular with families, who enjoy the pathways, gardens and similar attractions. Some of the city's biggest celebrations tend to take place within the Plaza de Miguel Cortes, and there is often something of interest being held here most weeks.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free

Bosque de Cuyas

Address: Ayabaca, Peru, PE
Sited within the Piura region and close to the north-westerly town of Ayabaca, the Bosque de Cuyas is an important remnant of Peru's 'Cloud Forest' and lies on the westerly Andean mountain slopes. This enormous forest encompasses almost 1,500 acres / 610 hectares and is home to a wealth of native Peruvian flora and fauna, including around 150 different birds species. The attractions of the Bosque de Cuyas are best explored with your own guide, with personal guides being available from the village of Yacupampa for half-day periods.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge for guided tours