San Vicente de Cañete

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San Vicente de Cañete
San Vicente de Cañete is located in Peru
San Vicente de Cañete
San Vicente de Cañete
Location within Peru
Coordinates: 13°05′S 76°24′W / 13.083°S 76.400°W / -13.083; -76.400Coordinates: 13°05′S 76°24′W / 13.083°S 76.400°W / -13.083; -76.400
Country  Peru
Region Lima
Province Cañete
 • Alcalde María Montoya Conde (2011-2014)
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
 • Estimate (2015)[1] 85,533
Demonym(s) sanvicentino(a)

San Vicente de Cañete, commonly known simply as Cañete, is a town in Peru, which is the capital of the Cañete Province, in the Lima Region. With a population of 25,829 (1999 estimate), Cañete is the main town of the San Vicente de Cañete District.

The warm and peaceful town of Cañete is located just one and a half hour to the south of Lima (144 km) and serves, for tourists, primarily as a gateway to the Lunahuaná District. The Plaza de Armas lies on 2 de Mayo, a few blocks inland from the spot on the Pan-American Highway, where buses pause for passengers to get on or off. All buses heading south from Lima or north to Lima on the Pan-American Highway pass through Cañete. This is one of the most important homes of the most representative liquor from Peru: the Pisco.

Cerro Azul, Peru or the enchanted town is one of the most visited districts during the summer time. It is located due north 15 minutes from San Vicente de Cañete.

Cerro Azul enjoys many attractions. For example, quality surf beaches, pre-Inca ruins, restaurants (for example): Don Satu and el Piloto.

Also Cerro Azul is a nice place to visit because of the beach, local surfing culture, local cuisine and laid back atmosphere. This is located in old Cerro Azul.

The first inhabitants of these lands were the Huarcos. Later, the area was inhabited by descendants of slaves forced to work on the plantations. The slaves and their descendents lived here. The slaves arrived from Guinea, the Congo, and Angola, brought to the Peruvian coast during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to work in the cotton and sugar cane fields and in the vineyards.

It also has a district called Asia which has a lot of beaches which people from Lima rent houses and there is also a mall called Sur Plaza Boulevard.


  1. ^ Perú: Población estimada al 30 de junio y tasa de crecimiento de las ciudades capitales, por departamento, 2011 y 2015. Perú: Estimaciones y proyecciones de población total por sexo de las principales ciudades, 2012-2015 (Report). Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. March 2012. Retrieved 2015-06-03.