Puerto Mollendo, Peru

Mollendo is a town bordering the Pacific Ocean in southern Peru. It is located in the Arequipa Region and is the capital of both the Islay Province and the Mollendo District. Mollendo is known for its antique homes and lovely beaches, which attract many tourists during the summer season.

Attractions in Mollendo include the Levee Ratty, the Civic seat, the old railroad station, (which was constructed in the same factories as that of the Eiffel Tower), along with the Aquatic park. The greatest attraction however, is the 35 kilometers of beaches, perfect for swimming and nautical sports such as fishing and submarine hunting.

Things to See & Do

* Beaches
* Old Railway station
* Antique homes
* Villa Velasquez – historical monument
* Levee Ratty

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Nuevo Sol (S/)
Language – Spanish and Quechua
Population – 29,000 approx
Electricity –2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – +51

Port Location –The port of Mollendo only serves fishermen, all commercial shipping is done through Matarani 12 kilometers north; the old port is in ruins.

Travel Links – The town of Mollendo is serviced by the small civilian Mollendo Airport.

The town is served by the standard gauge Southern Railway of Peru, which connects with Cuzco and Puno.

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