Mollendo is a city in de Arequipa Department. It is located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, and at 85km from the city of Arequipa. This city has the most important por of the south of Peru: Matarani. Its principal touristic attractive are the many beaches on the coast.
Travel tips for Mollendo
- Like in any other trip, we recommend to be careful with your belongings and to not lose sight of your luggage.
Best time to visit Mollendo
The best season to visit Mollendo is in summer, which is between january and april.
Climate in Mollendo
The weather is very similar to Limas. The maximum temperature is 26°C and the minimum is 13°C.
Things to do in Mollendo
The tourist places to see in Mollendo are:
El Castillo Forga
It is a castle located on the Castillo on top of a rocky mountain on the beaches of Mollendo. This neo gothic construction was built in the 1900s.
Lagunas de Mejia
It is a wetland of 690.6 hectares that is located que se encuentra ubicado at the mouth of the Tambo River.
The things to do in Mollendo
In the main square of Mollendo you can find the first buildings built on the city in the 1800s. Also, it is the center of the main activities of the city.
Nightlife in Mollendo
El Mar de Copas
Location: n/d Business hours: n/d Price: n/d This bar, located very near the pier, has a varied menu of drink at a affordable price.
El Buen Punto Cafe Karaoke
Location: 220, Calle Comercio, Mollendo Business hours: n/d Price: n/d This bar not only offers a varied menu of drinks, but also garantees their customers a good night of fun.
Where to eat in Mollendo
Typical dishes in Mollendo
Perol de Mariscos
It is the traditional dish from Mollendo. It is prepared with seafood, lemon, pepper and salt.
Raw fish cooked with lemon and pepper.
How to reach Mollendo
Mollendo by train
Currently, there is no train routes to this destination
Mollendo by flight
To ge to Mollendo by flight, it is necessary to land on the Rodriguez Ballon airport located in the city of Arequipa, and then take a bus to Mollendo. The price per flight ticket is approximately 90 dollars.
Mollendo by bus
The bus trip to Mollendo takes 17 hours. The bus companies that takes you there are Oltursa and Tepsa. The price per ticket goes from 130 to 170 soles.
Accomodations in Mollendo
Location: Calle Lara N° 410, Mollendo Price: starting at 33 soles The accommodation includes free WiFi and private parking lot. Every bedroom is equipped with TV and water boiler.
Location: Calle Comercio #1416, Mollendo Price: starting at 52 soles The accommodation is located at 800 meters from the main square of the city. It includes free WiFi and a terrace. Every room has private bathroom.
Hotel Plaza Mollendo
Location: Calle Arequipa 209 A media cuadra de la plaza Principal, Mollendo, Price: starting at 95 Soles It offers free WiFi and 24hrs staff. The service includes breakfast.
Currently we don’t have information about luxury hotels in Mollendo.
Important dates in Mollendo
This event is the biggest on the city. Throughout january, there are many activities, such as the Señorita Mollendo contest, a serenade, artistic caravan, mass and food festival.