Posted by: Ali | February 19, 2010


Last week I read an article that proudly announced that Peru was opening its first nudist beach.

Peru has now its first nudist beach, “Caleta Colorada,” located in Chimbote (Ancash), for men and women as well.

According to a report aired by a local TV channel, it is necessary to take a boat or a yatch to get to that beach.

“The place has nothing to envy to the Caribbean beaches. The water is transparent and rich in flora and fauna,” said proudly the Mayor of Nuevo Chimbote, Valentín Fernández.

He said that tourists get to this beach “because it is a beautiful place, and it is possible to see the fishes swimming. I encourage everyone to visit this beach,” he stressed.

However, in the news today, it was announced that the beach didn’t actually exist.

Last Friday, the Mayor of Nuevo Chimbote announced that they had opened the first nudist beach in Peru, called Caleta Colorada: however, now a local TV station has aired a report that shows that this seems to be just a hoax made up by Mayor Valentín Fernández.

According to this TV report, local residents said that they have never seen naked people at this bay.

One of the interviewed residents is Manuel Rojas, a fisherman living and working here for 25 years.  “The Mayor paid 100 soles to some young people to have them acting like nudists,” he said.

Other resident said that he had seen a group making a video allegedly for a TV commercial.

And finally the Mayor said that “I have come with my family and have not seen any nudist. Some people can go naked but this does not make this a real nudist beach.”

I have to say that I am amused by this strange publicity stunt that reached really only the local TV station and lasted for a week.  Sometimes strange things just happen here in Peru!


  1. Doesn’t exist?
    What a shame!
    I almost booked tickets!


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