where to stay:
Samana Chakra: A beautiful beach retreat on the coast with an eastern fusion, focusing upon relaxation and healing. Samana Chakra is the place to stay after a long haul on the road to experience reflexology treatments and yoga instruction, for the traveler with a few extra dollars to spare. Stay in a private bungalow right on the water for: $100/night pp double occupancy during low season http://www.samanachakra.com/
Naif Rustic & Ecological Lodge: A quaint, eco-friendly retreat for those on a budget. Naif offers cooking classes to guests who want to learn to cook authentic Peruvian dishes; hot water, wifi, and breakfast included; located 60 meters from the beach and a 2 minute walk from town: prices starting at $30/night pp
where to eat:
Papa Mo’s Milk Bar: The place to go for fresh fruit smoothies or a delicious brunch when you’re craving food from home. Papa Mo’s also boasts a gorgeous beachfront location.Smoothies $2-4 http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g635976-d6436417-Reviews-Papa_Mo_s_Milk_Bar-Mancora_Piura_Region.html
La Sirena d’Juan: Proclaimed as the best restaurant in all of Mancora, you can expect some local seafood done with a delicious twist. Stop in for some yellowfish tuna in yellow curry. Main dishes $10 and up.
who to tour with:
Pacifico Adventures Ecotourismo: Offers marine tours and promotes tourism for conservation; The company offers tourist activities while also combining scientific investigation. Whale watching tours, snorkeling, pelagic bird watching, and offshore fishing. http://www.pacificoadventures.com/index2.html