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Huanchaco Beach, Huanchaco

(3/5 based on 480+ 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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  • I am not ab each fan but even if I was I wouldn't be hugely fond of this. It's not somewhere I would spend afternoon sunbathing but it dominates Huanchaco and certainly good for a sunset stroll or jus...  more »
  • Huanchaco is a great town with a really good energy. We liked it much better than Mancora. The beach however is very rocky and difficult to get into the water to a nice area to swim. So not great for ...  more »
  • the small Reed boats for drying are very picturesque. A walk up not really worth to the Church.
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