This small town is located 200 kilometers south of Lima
on the Panamerican Highway. Like so many other towns on the barren Peruvian
Coast, Chincha is located in a rich valley producing fruit and vegetables.
It is noted for being the birthspot of a very prominent Negro culture and
folklore, brought from Africa by slaves who years ago worked on the "haciendas".
One of these (San Jose) is now a converted vacation resort.