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Tortugas Beach – Casma’s Rocky Beach Surrounded By Sand And Desert

by on May 8, 2012

in Peru

The Beach

The Beach

When I got to Casma, everyone told me I had to visit Tortugas, the beach, and Sechin, the ancient ruins. Both are just outside of town.

On my first weekend I visited Tortugas. It was small, as expected, but there was no sand! It just seems unjust that a place surrounded by desert has no sand on its beach. Hmm..

Still, I spent a few hours there getting to know this village.

Friendship Park – The Only Green Part Of Tortugas

I quickly found the only green part of Tortugas – Parque de Amistad/Friendship Park. It sticks out and I met the guy tending to it. It’s a park, but it’s really just a garden in front of his house that he’s pouring his love and passion into.

The Only Green Part Of Tortugas - Friendship Park

The Only Green Part Of Tortugas - Friendship Park

Tourism Week

As part of Tourism Week for Casma, a beauty queen was crowned for the event. The media was there covering the festivities. Below is the media, the queen, and a video of a local school band playing some music.
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Some Kind Of Queen

Some Kind Of Queen

The Media

The Media

Desert

Yes, Tortugas is surrounded by the desert. Maybe it’s because I lived in the Persian Gulf, but I really do find the desert beautiful. Below some pictures, including one sad one showing a dumping ground for glass garbagein the desert.

The Mountains & Desert From The City

The Mountains & Desert From The City

The Desert

The Desert

The Beautiful Desert With Garbage

The Beautiful Desert With Garbage

Garbage In The Desert

Garbage In The Desert

Desert Panarama

Desert Panarama

The Beach And Town

Otherwise, Tortugas was a beautiful cove placed among the mountains and desert. It’s not the best place in the world to swim and lay out, but it’s beautiful in its own way.

About Adam Pervez

In mid-2011 I left my cushy corporate job and took the plunge into a life incorporating my passions of traveling, writing, volunteering, learning, educating, and telling stories. I study what happiness means to others, offer what I can from my engineering/MBA background as a volunteer, and try to leave each place better than how I found it. Read more.

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