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“Totora reed boats are a highlight”
Review of Huanchaco Beach

Huanchaco Beach
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Trujillo Combo Tour: Temple of the Dragon, Chan Chan and Huanchaco
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Huanchaco
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

We visited this beach while touring Chan Chan and Huacas del Sol y de la Luna with our guide Patricia Valenzuela of your peruvianguide.com. The main feature was seeing the regularly-used tortora reed fishing boats and hearing about how they are constructed from a local fisherman. The view from the hill was nice as well. This location is definitely worth a stop if you're visiting nearby Chan Chan.

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Reviewed March 10, 2014

From the amount of surfers in the water this place must be great for them but for non surfers theres nothing to do or see. The beach is grubby, dogs roam a bit too freely and the town itself feels like it's in the growing stage. Expect lots of half built buildings & only a few complete, therefore popular hang outs. Stayed for one night. This really doesn't stand up to beaches further up the pacific Coast

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Reviewed March 8, 2014

On a global scale it is hard to call this beach anything but average or even less, but since the central coast of Peru is not known for its top beaches (heading further north is much better) at a local level it is quite a quirky pleasant option for people-watching on the beach and offers nice sunsets with the unusual reed-boats to frame your photo. The northern edges are quieter but there the parking merges into a fairly narrow beach strip. We found the fine blackish sand in sections at first sight a bit strange, but once settled in with toddler, we realized that it actually makes for great sand-castles and was actually cleaner than might appear it first glance (the blackness seems to be from mineral content)

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Reviewed February 26, 2014

We went to this beach resort just north of Trujillo for two reasons. Lonely planet gave it a glowing report and some friends had stayed here 2 years ago & said how nice it was. I do not know what has happened since then but during the day there is a smell of rotting vegetation coming off the sea. At night the stench of effluence is so strong that evening closing the windows does not stop it. In addition the sea is a disgusting grey colour which gives an indication as to what is in it. People staying at our hostel went in the water and were surprised at the stench. We cut our stay short as the place is so unappealing. It has a reputation for surfing and that is what attracts people. Just be aware before you arrive.

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Reviewed February 12, 2014

Don't expect the beach of beaches, but this beach town community has a nice vibe to it, the Peruvians as usual are nice and friendly, the beach offers enough room not to be overcrowded when we were here, you can rent chairs, umbrellas and go for surf lessons… Lotsa vendors on the beach, not that many dogs. You can camp/overland on the point of the beach as well. Good police security is also a plus. There are many good spots to eat all along the beachfront and you can check out some cool pier fishing from the locals as well! Hope you enjoyed this review!!!

Thank marquestra
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