About 10 miles from the Pacific coast, Chiclayo is Peru’s 4th largest city. Despite its size, it is often passed over by tourists in favor of more familiar destinations such as Cusco, Lima and Machu Picchu. Many Peruvians say Chiclayo has the best looking women in the country. Is it true? Let’s find out!
DATING IN CHICLAYO
As I mentioned, there aren’t many tourists here so you’ll have the exotic factor going for you. However, although girls in Chiclayo have a reputation in Peru for being easy, as a foreigner, you’ll not likely to benefit from this in the way you might hope. More than anything, girls here like to court attention. That is to say that they are more attention whores as opposed to actual, well, whores. So, while you may find yourself receiving smiles and seductive looks at the bar, it’s more likely that the girl is thinking more about free drinks than she is thinking about going home with you.
It also has a small town feeling despite its size, so these girls have their reputations to consider. And in an incredibly macho society (which it is here) you get the sense that a gal is going to get mountains of flak from local guys if she goes home with a gringo. That’s not to say you won’t have any luck dating in Chiclayo, but if your focus is women, you’re better sticking to Cusco, Arequipa or Lima.
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WOMEN IN CHICLAYO
Could be worse. Many Peruvians say that the best looking women are in Trujillo/Chiclayo. Personally, I’d give that title to either Lima or Arequipa. Different strokes and all that. What I will say, though, is that the women have better bodies than in most other parts of the country. And due to the weather, they show them off more. It’s certainly a less conservative culture than what you’ll find in the capital or in the sierra.
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RENT AN APARTMENT IN CHICLAYO
$500.00 should get you something nice in the best area (Santa Victoria).
NIGHTLIFE IN CHICLAYO
Most bars and clubs will be location on or walking distance from Avenue Santa Victoria. It’s no Lima, but there are enough options for a city of its size. Obnoxiously loud Reggaeton is the music of choice for nightlife in Chiclayo, as it is in much of Latin America. I suggest renting an apartment on Santa Victoria for both safety and nightlife purposes.
I recommend: Discoteca Magno
IS CHICLAYO SAFE?
Petty theft is an issue here, even in hotels. Don’t flash your belongings. Safety in Chiclayo is a bit dire, you should be more or less fine during the day but at night, bets are off.
COST OF LIVING IN CHICLAYO
The following data is from Expatistan, a crowdsourced database of prices and cost of living around the world. In our experience, the data tends to underestimate cost of living, so take the following as the minimum you might need to live here.
*Figures are listed in USD
You’ll need a minimum of $706 USD/month to live in Chiclayo, Peru
This is a rough and gritty city. I hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Although the cost of living is low and the weather is nice, Chiclayo offers little else. Certainly not one of Latin America’s hidden gems.
OVERALL RATING: 6/10
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