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Puerto General San Martín
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Puerto General San Martín

Puerto General San Martín is a small port city located in the Lambayeque region of northern Peru. It is situated on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, about 25 kilometers south of the city of Chiclayo. The city is home to around 45,000 people and is the administrative center of the province of General San Martín.

The city is known for its beautiful beaches, which are popular with both locals and tourists. It is also home to several historical monuments, such as the Monument to the Heroes of the Pacific War, which commemorates the brave men and women who fought during World War II.

The city was founded in the early 19th century and was named after a Spanish general who fought in the Peruvian War of Independence. It soon became a major port of call for ships travelling between Peru and the rest of South America. During the 20th century, the city experienced a period of economic growth, thanks to the development of the port and the construction of the railway line connecting it to the rest of the country.

The city has long been a popular tourist destination, thanks to its beautiful beaches, historical monuments and its proximity to the archaeological sites of the Lambayeque region. It is also home to a number of festivals and events, such as the Festival de la Chicha, which celebrates the traditional fermented drink of the region.

Puerto General San Martín is an important part of Peru's history and culture, and its people are proud to be part of it. The city is a vibrant and welcoming place, and visitors are sure to have a great time exploring its many attractions.

Excursion tips for a day in Puerto General San Martín

Puerto General San Martín in Peru is a great destination for tourists looking for an adventure. There are plenty of activities to do in the area, including:

1. Visit the local markets and explore the handicrafts, textiles, and traditional clothing.

2. Enjoy the local cuisine and try the local dishes like ceviche, chicharron, and lomo saltado.

3. Take a boat tour to the nearby islands and explore the natural beauty of the area.

4. Go on a guided tour of the local archaeological sites and learn about the history of the region.

5. Go bird watching and observe the diverse bird species that inhabit the area.

6. Go fishing and catch some of the local species like the Peruvian anchovy and the Peruvian seabass.

7. Take a hike in the nearby mountains and explore the stunning landscape.

8. Go horseback riding and explore the area on horseback.

9. Visit the nearby beaches and soak up the sun.

10. Enjoy some water sports like kayaking, snorkeling, and surfing.

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The climate in Puerto General San Martín

Puerto General San Martín experiences a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. In the summer months, the temperatures are warm and humid, with rain showers occurring frequently throughout the day. In the fall, the temperatures cool and the rain decreases in frequency. In the winter, temperatures dip to the low 20s and the region experiences less rain. Finally, in the spring, temperatures rise again and the region experiences more rain. Overall, Puerto General San Martín experiences warm and humid temperatures throughout the year, with a higher frequency of rain in the summer and spring months.

Cruise weather for Puerto General San Martín

Our weather forecast for Puerto General San Martín helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 19.3 °C
min: 13.3 °C
10.8 m/s
11.9 m/s
58.5 %
23.8 m
80.7 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 18.6 °C
min: 12.6 °C
10.4 m/s
11.5 m/s
42.7 %
23.9 m
82.7 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 19.0 °C
min: 12.5 °C
14.0 m/s
12.2 m/s
49.2 %
24.1 m
81.1 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 18.5 °C
min: 13.3 °C
14.0 m/s
12.6 m/s
10.7 %
23.6 m
81.4 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 18.6 °C
min: 13.1 °C
10.8 m/s
8.6 m/s
4.8 %
23.5 m
81.7 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 18.3 °C
min: 14.1 °C
14.4 m/s
10.1 m/s
12.5 %
23.4 m
82.4 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 18.2 °C
min: 13.8 °C
9.7 m/s
7.2 m/s
7.0 %
22.4 m
84.4 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 18.8 °C
min: 14.1 °C
14.8 m/s
12.6 m/s
6.0 %
23.8 m
82.9 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 18.9 °C
min: 13.8 °C
13.3 m/s
10.8 m/s
8.0 %
23.7 m
82.7 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 20.9 °C
min: 14.1 °C
21.2 m/s
17.6 m/s
55.7 %
24.1 m
79.2 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 20.4 °C
min: 14.4 °C
14.4 m/s
13.0 m/s
60.5 %
23.4 m
78.8 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 20.1 °C
min: 14.6 °C
9.4 m/s
8.3 m/s
43.4 %
20.4 m
83.6 %
1,013 hPa

Cruises to Puerto General San Martín

Would you like to travel to Puerto General San Martín on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Puerto General San Martín.

Scheduled ship calls in Puerto General San Martín, Peru
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 27th 2024 Wednesday, 27th of Nov. 2024 MS Oosterdam 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Feb. 11th 2025 Tuesday, 11th of Feb. 2025 MS Volendam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 23rd 2025 Sunday, 23rd of Mar. 2025 MS Oosterdam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 4th 2025 Friday, 4th of Apr. 2025 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 30th 2025 Sunday, 30th of Nov. 2025 MS Oosterdam 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 23rd 2026 Monday, 23rd of Mar. 2026 MS Artania 12:00 pm 08:00 pm
Mar. 26th 2026 Thursday, 26th of Mar. 2026 MS Oosterdam 08:00 am 05:00 pm

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Maritime AIS Data Puerto General San Martín

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