Every year during Holy Week (the week leading up to Easter), volunteers are allowed a few days off from the daily volunteer grind. This usually results in a mass exodus of volunteers from their sites to different parts of the country. Some volunteers head to locations where there are traditional and cultural activities going on as Holy Week is a big deal here and others, like myself, head off to one of Peru’s many tourist attractions. My friends and I chose Playa Zorritos, a beach in a part of Peru called Tumbes – a tiny region that borders Ecuador. And for those of you who immediately think of the Andes when thinking of Peru, here are a few reasons why you should also consider it a great place to hit up the surf and sand.