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Huanchaco

(3.9/5 based on 600+ reviews for 3 attractions)
Things to do: beaches, museums, adventure
In a historic town on the famous "Moche Route" tourist circuit, vacations in Huanchaco tend to be as active as they are culturally enriching. The coastal town boasts plenty of historical sites related to the ancient culture that once flourished here, as well as a range of museums of showcasing indigenous art. In more recent times, Huanchaco has gained a large following of international surfers, drawn by great surf breaks and pleasant beaches. Said to be the birthplace of ceviche, the town still retains a rustic charm, with wooden fishing boats bobbing along the coast and plenty of atmospheric places serving traditional dishes. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Huanchaco and add them to your vacation plans using our Peru holiday planner.
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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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