Find Copa Airlines flights to Chiclayo (CIX)

Find Copa Airlines flights to Chiclayo (CIX)

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Discover Chiclayo

Discover Chiclayo with Copa Airlines, view of the dock in Pimentel, Chiclayo

Discover Chiclayo

As one of the largest cities in Peru, Chiclayo offers the perfect mix of attractions. It’s a bustling city with a vibrant cultural scene, beautiful beaches, and a well-preserved past that stretches back a thousand years into the pre-colonial era, all just waiting to be explored.

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The province of Chiclayo, located approximately 478 miles (770 kilometers) northwest of Lima, is the capital of Peru’s Lambayeque region. The province’s leading city, which shares its name, is one of Peru’s most populous cities; it’s also the main business hub in northern Peru.

Chiclayo is a place richly steeped in history, where Spanish influences have blended with the area’s pre-Columbian past. Before the arrival of Spanish explorers, the Lambayeque region was home to numerous civilizations, including the Wari empire, the Moche kingdom, the Chimor kingdom, and the Inca empire. This mix of cultures is reflected in the region’s traditions, handicrafts, architecture, and cuisine. Lambayeque is renowned for its metalwork using precious metals and stones, such as turquoise.

Thanks to the region’s subtropical climate, the province of Chiclayo enjoys warm, dry, pleasant weather. Temperatures generally range between 61 °F (16 °C) and 88 °F (31 °C), perfect for enjoying the many outdoor activities that Chiclayo offers.

With its fascinating pre-Colombian past and its well-deserved reputation as the “city of friendship,” Chiclayo is an irresistible destination. Enjoy a World-Class experience when you travel to Chiclayo with Copa, the region’s leading airline.

Key facts:

Country

Peru

Population

+716,000

Flights

Two weekly flights to / from cities throughout the Americas

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Climate

Subtropical: 88°F (31°C) during the summer / 61°F (16°C) during the winter

Time Zone

UTC -5 hours

Hotels

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What is there to do in Chiclayo

View of the beach in Pimentel from a dock

Hit the beach

The Pimentel beach resort, where you can relax, soak up the sunshine, and enjoy the beautiful views, is conveniently located just 15 minutes outside the city. Half an hour farther south, you’ll find Las Rocas, widely regarded as the best beach in the province. It’s especially popular with surfers of all experience levels.

Adobe piramyd near Chiclayo

Explore the archaeological wonders

Centuries before the territory of Lambayeque was conquered by the Incas or the Spaniards, it was home to the ancient Moche civilization, and Moche influences still abound in the region’s traditions, culture, and architecture. If you want to experience an adventure worthy of Indiana Jones, complete with pyramids, Chiclayo’s numerous museums and archaeological sites have plenty to offer.

Chiclayan rice, fried rice with a mixture of seafood, onion and tomatoes

Indulge your appetite

Chiclayo is known as the “land of good eating.” Seafood is plentiful here, and you’ll understand why after watching the fishermen skimming over the waves on their reed watercraft, hard at work bringing in the day’s catch. In addition to the bounty of the sea, other must-try foods include the goat stew known as “chirimpico,” rice with duck, and the dessert known as “King-Kong.” This dessert, made with cookies known as “alfajores,” is one of the Lambayeque region’s signature dishes.

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Getting around Chiclayo

Copa Airlines offers weekly service to Chiclayo’s Capitan Jose A. Quiñones Gonzalez International Airport (CIX) through the Hub of the Americas in Panama.

When packing for your trip, you’ll want to choose clothing that’s comfortable for sightseeing and suitable for the climate. All the usual forms of transportation are available here. Taxis and minibuses (known as “combis”) are the best way to get around in Chiclayo and the surrounding areas. And remember, if you want the freedom to go anywhere, you can rent a car at copa.com.

Commercial airplane arriving to the airport in Chiclayo

The Lord of Sipan

The tomb of the Lord of Sipan is one of Chiclayo’s greatest archaeological gems. The Lord of Sipan was once a ruler of the Moche people, and his remains were discovered more than thirty years ago at the site known as Huaca Rajada, marked by three adobe pyramids.

Upon his death, the Lord of Sipan was buried in a manner befitting his rank. Adorned with gold, silver, and copper, he was protected by a wooden sarcophagus and accompanied by a priest, a warrior, servants, and animals. The mystery and splendor of his tomb are readily apparent to all who visit Huaca Rajada, located southeast of Chiclayo. Since 2002, treasures discovered at Sipan have also been exhibited at the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipan in the neighboring province of Lambayeque.

You’ll want to explore the entire Moche Route and discover all the secrets of the people who once inhabited this unique destination.

Burial chamber of the Lord of Sipán, Huaca Rajada

Points of interest

These are a few of many places you cannot miss in your visit to Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit


Old wood dock in Pimentel
The wharf at the Port of Eten
Horse riding at Bosque de Pomac
Bosque de Pomac Historic Sanctuary in Ferreñafe
Pimentel Beach Resort
Pimentel Beach Resort
Photographs by: Renzo Tasso, Luis Yupanqui and Mylene D'Auriol ©PROMPERÚ

Weather in Chiclayo

19 °CFridayJul 19, 2019
16 °CSaturdayJul 20, 2019
16 °CSundayJul 21, 2019
16 °CMondayJul 22, 2019
16 °CTuesdayJul 23, 2019
16 °CWednesdayJul 24, 2019
16 °CThursdayJul 25, 2019
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