Playa de Huanchaco, Huanchaco

3.3
#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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  • The beach in the region of Trujillo, is a beach of coarse sand and boulders, the water is dark and cold, can be on account of the time of the year... The location is not beautiful, it is dirty and smelly... It is not pleasant to stay in this location... It has as attraction the boats used by fishermen and a pier where visitors will take photo and try to fish like the natives... On the beach promenade there are many restaurants serving typical foods such as ceviche and fried trout... You have to visit to meet...
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  • We spent a week and a half walking on the beach, eating well, watching surfers, watching the huge waves - a nice change after long trekking and a lot of culture for swimming unfortunately too cold!
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  • 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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