It is said that summer never leaves the north shore of Peru. The region's proximity to the Equator means that winters (June – August) see daily temperatures in the high 20s Celsius, while the summers (January – March) frequently range into the upper 30s. Mancora was once a tiny, laid-back fishing town, but in recent years it has blossomed into a popular vacation spot. The beaches are spectacular, and the waves are well-known throughout the region. Mancora is especially popular with young people, and the festive atmosphere revolves around the tourist trinity: beach, food, and drink.