Private vs. public beaches
When Asia became a hotspot for big real estate and hotel companies, the beaches that fell under their remit soon became privatized, which means that you’ll need to know where you’re going before you plan your beach day. Because of the privatization of the beaches, management of the hotels or luxury apartments will ask you to leave if you’re not staying there – if there aren’t too many people on the beach, you’ll know you’re in the wrong place.
The main beach
The main beach to go to is right in front of the main attraction in Asia – its commercial district, Boulevard Asia. It’s only a short walk from the boardwalk, and that’s where you’ll find all of the action. There are plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from, and even beach-front service. This is by far the main beach, but can get really crowded in the summer months. Pasamayito and Sarapampa are two other beaches that are very popular with tourists – be aware that as most of the beaches in Asia are private, the public ones are always crowded.
What to bring
Outside of Lima, Asia is the most modernized beach town in Peru. You can find every modern comfort easily and, most the time, within a short distance of where you’ll be staying. Even while on the beach you won’t have to worry about much, thanks to the many vendors in the area. The sun is always out and hot, so make sure to bring plenty of sunscreen, as well as a big appetite to enjoy the fresh fish dishes on offer.