5. Mancora, Peru

Despite having more than 1,800 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline, Peru is not famed for its beaches. This is because much of the coastline is desert, which while being very pretty, isn’t beach country. Often deemed to be the best beach in Peru, along with Punta Sal, is Mancora. Surfers love it here because the waves can reach heights of 6 foot and it’s a handy location to veer off the Inca trail for some seaside R&R.