Huanchaco Beach, Huanchaco

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#1 of 10 in Parks in La Libertad Region
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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Huanchaco vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • To escape the hustle and bustle of Trujillo? Then go to. Large sandy beach where you can rent chairs and umbrellas. Plenty of restaurants and shops in this small town.
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  • An excellent beach for those who love them "running on waves", but if you're on a family plan also you don't lose: it has a Museum, a cool spring for fishing with the family, rides horses of totora, and if you go through the streets of the back of the pier you'll find many good and cheap things...
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  • Huanchaco is the most famous beach in Trujillo. It has a nice view, specially at sundown. The problem was that it was really crowded and not clean at all.  more »
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