Playa de Huanchaco, Huanchaco

#1 of 13 in Outdoors in La Libertad Region
With its long, low waves and excellent surfing conditions, Playa de Huanchaco attracts mostly surfers and beginners learning to surf. The beach boasts many surf schools, cafes, and beach vendors selling fast food and souvenirs. Stalls offering fishing tackle line a long wooden pier protruding into the sea. All over the sand you'll notice typical Andean "totora horses"--boats made of reed--standing upright. Streets and parks nearby have plenty of restaurants serving up excellent seafood. Rent some deck chairs and umbrellas (the sun is fierce) and watch the surfers. With constant waves and chilly water, the beach does not lend itself much to swimming, but if you still want to take a dip, be careful not to step on a sea urchin. Take the guesswork out of planning a Huanchaco vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Lot of thing to do AND very funny people ok te way! Good waves for surf! Delicious food! I'll back again  more »
  • We were seeking warmth on the ocean and flew in from Lima. It is an extension of Trujillo and quite laid back and rustic. The reed fishing boats are the most prevalent landmark, the beaches nearest...  more »
  • A very dirty beach by locals that go to spend the sunday at the sea, its a surf spot, there's many hostels where stay travelers but more surfers... Its 30 min bus from Trujillo city.
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