Puerto Supe, Peru

Officially known as Supe Puerto, to distinguish it from the neighbouring district of Supe Pueblo, Puerto Supe is a small harbour town located in the province of Barranca in the Lima Provincias region on the coast of Peru. As part of the Supe Valley it is located approximately 190km north of Lima.

One of the oldest archaeological sites in the Americas, El Aspero, has been dated back to over 3000BCE which is part of a complex of 20 sites spread throughout the Supe Valley that constitutes the oldest known civilization in the Americas: The Norte Chico, or Caral-Supe, civilization.

The town also boasts a lighthouse and a virtually intact, protected beach where the main attraction is a tidal island known as Isla del Faraón (Pharaoh's Island) that is surrounded by water as the tide rises in the late afternoon. In recent years, however, the sea seems to have receded, so that the water now forms an island only occasionally, on the highest tides.

Things to See & Do

* El Áspero
* Lighthouse
* Isla del Faraon

General Information

Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Peruvian Nuevo Sol (PEN)
Language - Spanish
Population - 11,450 approx
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code - +51

Travel Links
Puerto Supe can be accessed from Lima.

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