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Huanchaco Beach, Huanchaco
(3.1/5 based on 460+ 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 has nothing more. The sand is not very clean and has many rocks, but it's worth to know. Has the cabalitos of totora which are a type of ship used by the fishermen. Water is sooo cold, but the view is very worthwhile.
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  • Huanchaco-reach is not difficult, the access is feasible, at a distance of 25 min to plaza de Trujillo and 6 min approx to the airport. To stay is of all prices, to the same q restaurants. Huanchaco Beach has a regular care, there are surfers who practice this sport, you can see around the totora canoitas ride, fun service is provided. It is a warm and very sunny beach this season. Recommended
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  • It has many surf schools, good restaurants and the beach is praktiach peer during the week. Is locate on the one who entered into the sea a little Rocky or even occupied with tedious shells. It has waves beginner and intermediate waves!
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