No, I am originally from the mountains of Virginia. We have been here for about two years. Peru has a little bit of everything. We live in Lima on the coast. Here it is a complete desert, one of the driest places on earth. It hasn't rained here in over 400 years! But, the beaches are beautiful. Miles and miles (literally hundreds of miles) with no buildings, no people. The surf has huge waves however at many places. Great surfing. The mountains are visible from the beach. Then they climb to a height of around 22,000 feet at the highest.
It is a very unusual place