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About Bus Trips to Chimbote
Chimbote is one of the most important cities in Peru, not only for its tourist attractions but also for the warmth of its people and its rich cuisine. It is undoubtedly one of the best tourist destinations to travel to.
About land transportation: In Chimbote, you can move around the city without much hassle as you will find a plethora of modes of transportation such as taxis, buses, trains, shared taxis, and even motorcycle taxis (3-wheeler motorcycles that run short distances in some parts of the city).
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Information About Chimbote
Cold and dry
Best time to visit
Main destinations from Chimbote
January, February and March
Huaraz, Lima, Trujillo
It was the settlement city of different cultures as moche, wari, recuay, chimu and inca, in different historical periods. It’s believed that the name comes from the words “muchic, chin and pot”, that put together mean “closed port”. On the begining of the 20th century the district of Chimbote is created, later that the city had grown during the 19th century, due to the port and commercial activities. The already named Puerto Mayor reached the position of biggest production fishing port of the world on the middle of the 20th century. Even nowadays Chimbote stands out for being the seat of the fishing and iron and steel industries of Peru.
America Express is one of the most popular bus companies in Chimbote. Connects this city with destinations like Lima, Trujillo, and Huaraz. Bus services include reclinable seats, air conditioning, Wifi, and restroom.
Movil Bus is one of the most important bus companies nationwide, being Chimbote one of its main destinations. With the company, you can travel to the capital on its daily departures, or you can travel to nearby cities like Tarapoto, Huaraz, and Trujillo, among other cities.
With Ittsa Bus you can travel by bus from Chimbote to different destinations like Piura and Lima. Ittsa bus offers amenities like reclinable seats, air conditioning, snacks and beverages, Wifi, and security.
Most Popular Routes from Chimbote
● Chimbote to Lima: This is one of the cheapest routes to travel to Lima, as it only is 422 km long and 7 hours long, with rates from 30 soles or USD 8.
● Chimbote to Huaraz: This route takes you through Ancash, connecting two of its most representative cities. You can travel to Huaraz from Chimbote with Movil bus, Civa, Excluciva, and Linea.
● Chimbote to Trujillo: On a short trip, you can reach Trujillo from Chimbote. The companies Civa, Excluciva, and America Express offer daily departures from the Chimbador Terminal.
Most Popular Routes to Chimbote
● Lima to Chimbote: Traveling to Chimbote from the capital is very simple, as there is a wide variety of services, terminals, and bus companies that offer this route. The travel time is approximately 7 hours.
● Trujillo to Chimbote: Short trip that is very popular thanks to the commercial and tourist relationship between these cities. On America Express, Civa, and Excluciva, you can find daily departures.
● Huaraz to Chimbote: You can travel through Ancash by land. For this route, you will find bus tickets at rates from 30 soles
Travel to Chimbote
Buses in Chimbote are a great way to visit and discover Peru as they are cost-effective and present a comfortable way of traveling. A high number of popular locations in Chimbote are easily accessible due to its state-of-the-art road network.
The things to do in Chimbote
Chimbote, the capital of the Nueva Provincia de Santa is a port city of high commercial and industrial activity. Its recent history tell us that on the 20th century Chimbote was the first place of the fishing ports around the world. The city of Chimbote has a variety of tourism attractions: el Cerro de la Juventud, the Iglesia ...Catacumbas, the Museo de San Pedrito Pescador (a ship transformed and adapted to be a museum) and the Cerro Calaveras, a tourism viewpoint located at 100 meters of altitude. The Blanca Island is placed at 3 mi (5 km) from the coast, and it constitutes an ecological and tourist reserve shaped by a mountain that has no vegetation
Nightlife in Chimbote
To have a drink
You can find amusement for sure if you go to the main nightclubs of Chimbote. If you look for something more quiet, you can have drinks at the bars of the hotels, with your friends or partner.
Ozone Latin Bar
Location: 150, Jr. Enrique Palacios As the name shows, in this nightclub the parties come with latin music. The drinks menu is standard, but it’s not too bad. Just to cheer up the night and put your best foot forward.
Hours: saturdays and sundays from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Location: 229, Jr. Malecón Grau One of the crowdest nightclubs by locals and visitors. The music genres are varied, by the resident DJ. Ideal to go dancing and have fun with your friends.
Where to eat in Chimbote?
Location: 386, Jr. Bolognesi Price: 25 soles and up At this traditional restaurant you will find plates made of meat and fish, well served and with the best attention. The menu is assorted and includes typical dishes from Chimbote and Peru, and even other plates worldwide. Ask for the “lomo saltado de polendas” (a plate with meat pieces, rice, tomato and chips), it’s one of the most delicious in Peru.
Hotel Chifa Canton
Location: 495, Av. Bolognesi Price: 25 soles At this restaurant the food is a fusion between chinese and peruvian traditions and you will taste plates as “arroz chaufa” (a dish based on rice, hot dog, egg, chickena and some other ingredients), very demanded by locals and visitors.
Location: 566, Av. José Olaya, Chimbote Price: 35 soles The restaurant is perfectfor having dinner, due to its nice and quiet atmosphere. The attention to the dinners is excellent and the plates are generous. There is typical and varied food for all the palates at this appealing restaurant, to think about it!
The tourist places to see in Chimbote are:
Museum of San Pedrito Pescador
Location: it’s located in the recreational center of Vivero Forestal. It’s a fishing boat adapted to be a museum, with the purpose of being a tourism and education focal point.
Cerro de la Juventud
Location: at the north from the center of the city It’s also known as Cerro de la Paz and it’s where the Easter via crucis takes place. It’s very visited due to the numerous attractions as the Catacombs church, a representation of the Jesus birthday and the Cross that lights up the Chimbote province, among others.
The things to do in Chimbote
Beaches and adventure:
Chimbote has beautiful beaches as Tortugas, where you can practice kayak, diving, sandboard and mountain bike. You also have Caleta Colorada, the first nudist beach of Peru, Tamborero, Corralones, Canaco, Gramita, El Huaro, El Dorado, Alconcillo and Vesique. You must choose!
Isla Blanca is an ecological and touristic reserve formed by a mountain without vegetation, part of the islands of Bahía. Its name comes from the white colour of the island, due to the guano of the birds that live there as pelicans and seagulls.
Archaeology and history:
The mochica presence in the area is tangible in several archaeological complexes of Chimbote. Sechín is the most famous, close to 5000 years of antiquity. It was a ceremonial center with an underground center gallery, 5 buildings and a semi-sunken square.Another place to visit is the Castillo de Santa, a moche construction made of mud, located at 30 minutes from the city of Chimbote.
Typical dishes in Chimbote
The plates of Chimbote are unique and have such a great flavour, that even Gastón Acurio (the emblematic Peruvian chef ) has praised and recommended them. Some of them are the following:
It’s a plate made of “sudado de pescado” (fish with sauce), seasoned with tomato, onion, cornflour and garlic. It comes with mixed soup with “chicha” (purple maize). One of the vegetable soup that you can’t miss on your food list.
The preparation of ceviche in Chimbote is different from other coastal provinces; in Chimbote is used the red coloured chili pepper as dressing. You can find it in most of the restaurants of the city, in roadside stands and the traditional market stands.
Caldo de jeta
The name comes from the main ingredient, tha face of the cow. It’s cooked with husked wheat, potatoes and menthe, and is served with aromatique herbs as parsley and coriander. It’s popular among the locals because it has a great caloric value that gets up the deads and it’s ideal after a “tranca” (drinks and party night).
Causa de pescado
It’s the favourite plate served at the sportive events and floklore festivals. It’s prepared with mackerel, onion, boiled manioc, chili pepper and and other seasonings. It’s served wrapped in a banana leaf. This plate will conquer your palate from the beginning!
Accomodations in Chimbote
Location: 205, Avda. Pardo Price: 55 soles and up The rooms are decent, but with no hot water to take a shower; a great option for the people who look for a low budget accomodation.
Hotel Camino Real
Location: Prol. Alfonso Ugarte 349, Chimbote Price: 89 soles and up It has rooms with private bathrooms, armchairs and medium size beds.
Important dates in Chimbote
Chimbote has a well-planned Easter that is lived with traditional fervor, but also with a joyful colour. There are processions and parades through the streets. There are proposed exquisite plates based on fish (but the price grows due to the demand).
The Festival of San Pedrito de Chimbote
Every last week of June the city celebrates the most important celebration, San Pedrito de Chimbote, which worships the patron saint. The central day is the 29th, when locals gather in front of the church to bring the saints statue out to be processed along the bay in a boat and through the main avenues of the city.
Do I need to make an account on the redBus website to book a bus?
No, you do not need to make an account with redBus to book a ticket. But, it is advisable to make an account to help speed up the booking process the next time you need to book a bus ticket. redBus offers a number of discounts and offers as well and you can easily avail these offers if you are registered with redBus.
What is an M-Ticket?
An M-Ticket is the virtual replacement of your bus ticket printout. An M-Ticket is an SMS that’s sent to your registered mobile number the moment you have successfully booked a bus ticket on the official website of redBus. The M-Ticket will basically contain details of your bus ticket such as timing, pick-up and drop-off points, vehicle registration number, PNR, and TIN numbers as well. The M-Ticket procedure has been an eco-friendly initiative employed by redBus to help reduce the amount of paper being used.
How do I book my bus ticket at Chimbote?
You can either visit the bus operator counter of your choice or you can visit the official website of redBus. The user-friendly and interactive website offers a step-by-step process of booking a bus ticket in a matter of minutes. The site offers a lot of useful information such as bus timings, fares, pick-up and drop-off points, and much more.
Is it safe to use my debit or credit card to book a ticket on the redBus website?
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What are the most popular beaches in Chimbote?
Chimbote has several popular beaches to enjoy. Some of the most well-known ones are Playa Tortugas, Playa El Dorado, Playa Vesique, and Playa Besique. These beaches offer soft sand, calm waters, and are ideal for sunbathing, swimming, and enjoying water activities.
What are the typical dishes of Chimbote's gastronomy?
Chimbote's gastronomy stands out for its delicious seafood dishes. Some of the typical dishes include ceviche de conchas negras (black clam ceviche), arroz con mariscos (rice with seafood), sudado de pescado (fish stew), and jalea de mariscos (seafood platter). These preparations highlight the fresh and authentic flavors of the sea products.