Ica is a hot, busy and chaotic city at the Peruvian Coast. It's famous for its wine.
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There are skams going on on the busses between Ica and Lima (july 2013) where people put water on the floor so your bags get wet and then they tell you to put it on the shelf above you. Later on the distract you when they are getting of and steels your backpack. If someone put water on the floor be very carefull.
Peru Hop do buses here from Cusco, Lima, Paracas, Arequipa and Huacachina. This new service has brand new buses and leaves you hop on or hop off at any of these places. Peru Hop is a tourist only service running Monday, Wednesday and Friday and will collect you from your hostel.
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In Ica visitors may visit the Huacachina Lagoon surrounded by huge sand dunes where you can practice Sandboarding. There are several vineyards and wineries, which produce Pisco, the national beverage, and wine.
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"The Who" is by far the most popular dance club (discoteca) in Ica, and on Friday and Saturday nights it is full of young and middle-aged people dancing and drinking the night away.
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El Otro Peñoncito, located a block away from the Plaza de Armas, has tasty Peruvian and Italian cuisine in a small but upscale restaurant. The owner is friendly enough, and the prices are reasonable, although by Peruvian standards they are somewhat expensive.
Restaurant McGrill, on Avenida Geterbo, has cheap set-menu lunches for 7 soles from 12:30 to around 3:00 pm. The restaurant is very clean and hygiene is good. Meals are small but tasty.
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Pisco Sour, the famous Peruvian cocktail, is for sale at numerous locations in Ica.
Pisco, the fermented liquer made from grapes, is also for sale although most tourists find it too potent to drink pure.
Cachina, a sweet wine-like drink that is the precursor to pisco, is also for sale.
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 Stay safe
At night the streets of Ica can be dangerous. Take taxies to get around or just stay at your hotelroom. On the route from Ica to Lima, beware of a scam that involves someone pouring water on the floor (if you have your bag there). They then put it on the storage above the seat and furtively slide it towards the exit at the middle of the bus. They get off the bus a short distance later with your bag.
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