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El Silencio

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Address: 42 km al Sur de Lima, Punta Hermosa, Peru
Phone Number:
+51 985 704 857
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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About 26 miles from Lima, Playa el Silencio offers a window into Peru's...

About 26 miles from Lima, Playa el Silencio offers a window into Peru's memorable summer time. Try the fresh ceviche on the beach, delivered directly to your spot in the sand.

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Easy day trip

We enjoyed our day at El Silencio. However, we went early and during the week day. This is not a beach for young children. It lacks zero depth entry and if a child gets too... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 February 2015
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Orange Park, Florida
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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

The old restaurants in the beach front have been cleared up. No more contamination! The few restaurants left are good and clean and are located under the cliff, not obstructing the beach view. The ocean is calm and in good swells you have the best waves!

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Orange Park, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

I am not sure what happened, but the restaurants have been torn down. At this time, I am uncertain if the beach is open to the public.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

El Silencio beach is the closest “beach” outside of Lima (about 25 mins). There were patches of the water that were very opaque, but other patches that were normal. I’m sure the opaque parts were just “minerals” in the water or something, but it was a bit much for me when I looked down and thought I was standing in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

Silencio Beach is gorgeous, soft white sands generously sprinkled with brightly colored shells, gentle sea breeze, gentle ocean waves, and pelicans diving for fish. I went back several times over several days and it was always gorgeous!

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Orange Park, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

We enjoyed our day at El Silencio. However, we went early and during the week day. This is not a beach for young children. It lacks zero depth entry and if a child gets too close to where the waves are breaking they run the risk of being pulled into some rather deep water. However, if you have a mixture... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

Great beach, small town, need to go in private car as going by bus is not very accessible. In my opinion you have to know how to swim well to get into this beach, good for surfers.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

El Silencio beach might have been a great place to visit at one time in the past, but it is not anymore. The water is cold, there are high waves, making it less than ideal to visit with a family (or coming out of the water without having been upside down), but the worst is the pushy sales people. They... More 

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Lima, Peru
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

Spend many days of my youth on this great beach, but now its full of beach restaurants and crowded, specially on weekends.

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