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Huanchaco Beach, Huanchaco

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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 water here is dirty but it is not a reason not to enjoy the waves. But I personally - Instead of swimming I rather stay on the beach and enjoy the sun and go for running and do some yoga. It is po...  more »
  • Good restaurant with terrace overlooking the sea and excellent friendly staff and fast Octopus cevice chaotic Area but on the first floor is not noticed
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  • But it is a pretty beach with pockets of solitude. The sunset is amazing. There are not lot of hagglers and sellers. So one can get a comfortable and peaceful time at the beach. Some places there is t...  more »

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Where to stay in Huanchaco

The most attractive hotels in Huanchaco cluster along the popular beachfront. As a major surfing destination, the town also boasts numerous budget-friendly hostels, offering simple lodgings and great access to the waves. If you're planning a trip on a tight budget, consider the areas farther away from the water.
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