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Huanchaco Beach, Huanchaco
(3.1/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
With its long, low waves and excellent surfing conditions, Huanchaco Beach 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. Add Huanchaco Beach and other attractions to your Huanchaco trip itinerary using our Huanchaco trip builder.
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  • The Beach offers you a beautiful sunset full of peace and beautiful landscapes. The pier is a great place to take pictures
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  • In the Huanchaco, you will find a variety of lodgings in all price and restaurants have seafood dishes some from 10 soles more. The entrance to the pier has the price of 0.50 cents, a totorita horse ride is 10 soles (on the beach there is a man who is in charge of making the caballitos de totora rides you can do it or he manages the caballito de totora). Finally, you can buy souvenirs before or after down to the beach.
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  • Frankly, the beach was not at all what I expected. The water was slightly dirty, not only in color, but also of human pollution, full of plastics and bottles. To enter the water must first go through an extensive wall of rocks that hurt your feet.
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