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All reviews reed boats beautiful beach beach town great surfing decent beach off season wet suits el brujo chan chan waves surfers rocks hostel shore vendors peru trujillo
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I didn't enjoy the beach a lot. It was not very inviting. I guess as a surfer you would enjoy the waves.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mone2309
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed much longer than planned because it is just perfect!! Nice atmosphere, not too big, not too small, amazing sunset. And most important: always waves!! There are different spots so beginners, intermediate and advanced surfers can enjoy to the max.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank verovir
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Famous for its surfers and surfing shops, this is a place to ride the waves or just watch all of the fun. Restaurants line the shore.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

A lot of sand but loads of pebbles rocks and litter. Decent place to surf. Pier costs a sol Be careful about high tide, you don't think it will reach you, but it will

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

We were in Trujillo with a couple days to kill. We went to Huanchaco and wandered about for a day. You don't really need a tour guide for this town, it's small and the people are friendly. For 10 sols we got a ride on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank johnhI2024US
Reviewed September 2, 2018

To be fair, we only stopped at this beach to see the cabalitos de totora or "little reed horses" - traditional kayak-type boats made of reeds and used by fishermen to head out through the surf to fish with nets. This was indeed interesting as...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Aglassortwo
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Huanchaco beach is long but very narrow. For most of its length, it's too narrow to walk on. Toward the southern end of town there's more room for walking, sitting, etc. But it's stony and not a beautiful beach. I wouldn't want to spend more...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank E S
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

The food here was okay the service was mediocre at best I wish I hadn't gone to the place next door which had an amazing view which I went to the next day

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Shaun W
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

I stopped for lunch on the way from El Brujo to Chan Chan today. I'd considered staying in Huacachina to be close to Chan Chan, and I'm glad I didn't. It felt quite hustled for tourists with men walking into our car as we drove...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MagicDawn
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Stay at a cheap hostel, surf, eat good food, visit the Chan Chan ruins and take a day trip into Trujillo for a nice time!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Julia R
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