Chiclayo is the capital city of the Lambayeque region in northern Peru. It is located 13 kilometres inland from the Pacific coast and 770 kilometres from the nation's capital, Lima. Currently, Chiclayo is one of the most important urban areas of Peru. It has grown to become the country's fourth-largest city after Lima, Arequipa, and Trujillo. The city has a population of 256.900. Additionally, the city is quiet commercialized and has many modern characteristics, as well as being known as one of the friendliest cities in Peru. A sunny and warm climate with fresh ocean breezes embraces a geography including impressive mountains and expansive beautiful beaches with spectacular waves, (quite popular with surfers). It is a land of legendary ancient civilizations and a wealthy colonial society reflected in its majestic and traditional constructions. The city of Chiclayo is well known for its beautiful colonial architecture, delicious seafood specialties, and natural medicines, although its surrounding area has impressive archaeological sites and ruins which undoubtedly brings the most tourism interest.