Today, our theme is My La Caleta del Inca Trip.
It’s amazing how the elements of nature exert a hypnotizing attraction on people and time seems to have a different meaning to the one we experience in big cities.
On this occasion, I will introduce you to “La Caleta del Inca”, a small cove on the south coast of Peru, bathed by the generous waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Where is La Caleta del Inca?
La Caleta del Inca is located in the district of Ocoña, belonging to the coastal province of Camana, department of Arequipa in Peru, is located three hours from the city of Arequipa, capital of the department of the same name and 14 hours from the city of Lima, capital of Peru.
As for the name of the cove, residents of the area told us that in pre-Hispanic times, the Inca
sovereign spent part of the summer in this place, but there is no historical information about
Temperature and Climate
With ambient temperatures ranging from 15 ° C in winter and the highest between 25 ° and 28 ° C in summer, this cove becomes a perfect destination for nature lovers.
Its climate is desert because the fluvial precipitations are scarce, of 1mm to the year, you do not need to put you any vaccine to come here since tropical diseases are not registered.
On the way to La Caleta del Inca
Gabriel and I left from the city of Arequipa. On the way to Ocoña at the beginning of March, we hired a taxi, which took three hours to arrive
40 minutes before arriving at our destination you pass through extensive rice fields, which give a pleasant view to the road.
The spring and summer seasons are the best to enjoy this beautiful place.
Arriving at la Caleta
2o minutes before arriving at the inlet you will reach a crossroads where the vehicle starts to descend a path, soon, from the top of the sand dunes you can observe the wide sea in width.
Here, The desert kisses with the sea.
La Caleta del Inca
When arriving at the inlet you will experience a feeling of peace, this place is very little Crowded,
Without stifling temperatures and far from the noise of the speakers of the crowded beaches, it will be like being in paradise.
The greenish color of its sea waters contrasts with the aridity of the coast,
The green of its waters is due to the presence of plankton, the waters of the Peruvian sea are very rich in hydrobiological resources which makes them a paradise for seabirds.
Adjacent to the inlet is a beautiful beach of fine sand. In which you can camp taking everything you need, you will be far from light pollution, without more noise than nature.
La Caleta del Inca does not have hotel services, but yes, food based on fish and seafood is sold in the
rustic and cozy establishment of Mrs. Liliana.
These men are dedicated to artisanal fishing, the fishermen of the area are hardworking and friendly people,
Seafood abounds in the area,
Gabriel with crab fishing.
You can ask for a ride and ride in one of its boats and enjoy the scenery.
When I was a child I spent a long vacation in front of the sea and this time, away from everything, those moments returned to my mind.
And if you’re lucky, maybe you can see a Sea Lion.
Sunset in La Caleta del Inca
The afternoon arrived and it is time to say goodbye, the taxi that brought us back for us and took us to Camana, while we went away we saw the beautiful sunset and how not to marvel, if even the sun succumbs to the seduction of the sea
La Caleta del Inca Trip Evaluation
For those of us who have slept at night with the sound of the sea and awakened by the scent of the breeze in the morning, for those of us who have let the waves take away our sorrows, for those who have run against the wind and asked for wishes to the sky embarked on the wings of the seagulls, the Inca’s cove becomes a good place to relive those moments.
La Caleta del Inca Trip Costs:
The cost of the taxi from Arequipa to La Caleta del Inca round trip is equivalent to 70 €.
The cost of the taxi from Camana to La Caleta del Inca is equivalent to 30 €.
The cost of overnight accommodation in Camana ranges from 10-50 €.
The cost of food plate based on fish and seafood in La Caleta del Inca goes from 8-20 €, it should be noted that it is served abundantly, everything is very fresh.