Colan is a small - and very poor - village on the Northern coast of Peru, a few miles above the rather pretty port of Paita. Not only can it boast the oldest church on the Pacific coast of South America, it's about 500 meters from an absolutely gorgeous beach - miles of golden sands, with pretty much no one to be seen. This can be because of the sometimes deadly rayfish basking in the sun, but when they're not there, the water is quite warm for Peru.
The lodge itself is at one end of the beach (but not at the complete end, where a Spanish- or Cancun-type concrete "resort" has reared its' ugly head), and consists of the airy lodge itself (with intermittent internet and fantastic, fresh seafood), a swimming pool for children, various palm-shaded tables on the beach, and very decent and well-maintained bungalows, each with hot water et c.
Service is attentive and friendly, food and beverages are first-class, and everything marches to the drumstick of the very watchful, immaculate and polyglot owner (whose name was probably Reinhardt before the Botox and surgery!). It's a bit pricey, but it's good! The perfect place to relax (except on Sundays, when the local mafia parks it's new 4x4s on the beach, orders drinks, opens the car doors, and BLARES really bad "music" across the bay).