What is Huanchaco known for?

fishing history

Tours_of_Colonial_Trujillo_Peru Colonial Trujillo photos References Category:Beaches of Peru Category:Surfing locations in Peru Category:Fishing villages Category:Beaches of Trujillo, Peru Category:Cities in La Libertad Region Category:Localities of Trujillo, Peru *Contralmirante Villar (Contralmirante Villar Province), Tumbes (Tumbes Region) *Huanchaco, Trujillo (Trujillo, Peru) *Mancora (Máncora), Piura


parasites. Volunteer Many local volunteer opportunities are available. Street Kids in Peru (in trujillo) helps the homeless to finish their primary & secondary education. The Otra Cosa Network and Espaanglisch do projects from English teaching to helping at an orphanage. OR if you are willing to stay for six months to one year, LaCasaCorazon is a laid-back,long term, relationship building

community whose two five year plan projects include building an alternative school. Created in 2003, SKIP (Supporting Kids in Peru) is a British non-profit organisation helping economically-disadvantaged children and their families to realise their right to an education, in El Porvenir, Trujillo. Buy The artisans vendors sitting by and around the pier sell many trinkets that are native to Peru. The exchange rate as of 8 12 2008 is USD1 2.85 Peruvian Nuevos Soles. One can

local culture

and are more expensive than Trujillo, from where it is supplied. A tourist will most likely find himself enjoying the local culture while becoming quite familiar with restaurants in front of the ocean and in the ancient zone. Like most Latin cultures, the Peruvians find eating to be an important part of the day. The best time to go to eat would be around 13:00 for "almuerzo", the dinner lunch. *


Pinos across the street from My Friend. phone fax hours price content It's a small place, with friendly staff, offering straightforward food- pizza, pasta, chorizo etc. If you don't like the food, you don't pay! *

directions About 3 blocks up from the beach on Los Pinos phone 044-46-1285 fax hours price content Best pizza in town, with homemade dough and tomato sauce. The crust is actually like pizza crust! Reasonable price (starting at PEN16 for 35cm in diameter). They also make their own European-style crusty dark bread, although they are generally reluctant to sell it to-go. This is also a good hostel to go to if you are on a budget. Free Internet. Dorm PEN15+, comfortable double with bath

, PEN40+. Breakfast not included, but moderately priced. * *

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*'''Swissostal''', - the owners speak some English, which is quite rare. Located a block or two from the beach, on av Ricardo Palma. They have the place always locked up, so you have to ring the door bell for them to open it up when you come back to the hotel. You have to keep your key at the front desk. They are quite awkward in general. You could probably get a double matrimonial for 50 soles a night, it's only worth it if you really want a good shower and someone who speaks English. Otherwise, you can find places with better internet for cheaper. *'''Las Brisas''', Big 3 or 4 story building located just a 1 2 block back from the beach on Ricardo Palma. Internet is decent - Wi-Fi. Hot water sometimes. The staff doesn't seem to speak english at all, but they're nice enough about dealing with non-Spanish speakers. You can pay with Visa. You can get a double or matrimonial room with private bath for 50 soles night (USD17) in the peak season. *'''Hostal McCallum''', Los Ficus 305. Run by Patricia and Manuel McCallum, this is a great option for those looking for a balance between peace and quiet and a social atmosphere. 4 blocks from the beach. Rooms run from PEN15-40 night for a private room with hot water and wifi, depending on when and how long you stay. *

activities including

Carnival of the time. Later it became organized by the Club Huanchaco, and now consists of several activities including the crowning of the queen, surf contest, luau (Hula (dance)) party, creativity in the sand, championships of Caballito de totora, and the carnival parade among. In 2012 the carnival parade was held on 25 February.

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)Trujillo: Unos 12 mil turistas disfrutarán del Carnaval de Huanchaco author editor Newspaper RPP accessdate September 13, 2012 *'''San Pedro''', the patron saint of fishermen at sea, is also called "San Pedrito"; in Huanchaco it is made a traditional "Patacho" which is a giant reed horse (Caballito de totora). It is celebrated in the month of June.

home single

to explore the zone. *'''Huankarute''', right in front of the beach, this hostel main purpose is to make every visitor feel at home. Single, double and triple rooms with inside or ocean view are available, all of them grant you access to the swimming pool, game room and wi-fi connection. American breakfast is included and some guest rooms have Jacuzzi tubs. Take advantage of special prices during low seasons and discounts on more than two-days stays. 233 La Ribera Ave. at the north end of the beach. Camping, dorm, singles, doubles, triples with bathrooms. Double bed with private bathroom for PES. 30 (bargaining possible) low season. Really nice garden, hammocks, two dogs, two tortoises, internet (PES. 2 per hour), kitchen use, friendly staff, restaurant, clean. Right on the beach. *'''Hostal Bracamonte''', A couple blocks back from the shore. Private rooms from USD14.50 person.There is a swimming pool, Game room with ping pong table and football table. There is a play area for infants and toddlers, with swings, slide and jungle gym. An outdoor barbecue, gives the people staying in the hotel a time to get together, eat and talk. Secure hotel parking is available. A van is available for tours and transport to the airport or bus station. A great Restaurant and Bar inside.This 3 star hotel is run by the Bracamonte family, they make you feel right at home. *'''Hostal Los 3 Delfines''', Location:Las Cucardas 129-133.Price Description:Single, USD7.50,Double with bath, USD12, Triple, USD18, Quad, USD21 ,extra bed, USD4.50. This hostal is known for twenty-four hour hot water. It is located two blocks up from Los Pinos from the beach, take a left, continue 1.5 blocks. Contact Information Zip: Phone: 044-46-1599. * commons:Huanchaco

delicious food

, between Union and Atahualpa. * Eat There is much delicious food to taste in Huanchaco and other parts of northern Peru. The dishes are mainly fish or seafood

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. History Pre-Columbian era Huanchaco's original population were indigenous fishermen, who worshipped the moon and a golden fish called Huaca Taska Some accounts suggest the name "Huanchaco" may originate from "Gua-Kocha, a Quechua word meaning "beautiful lake". It was the main port Moche (Moche (culture)), Chimú and Inca eras, and was described by Inca Garcilaso de la Vega as the preferred port of the Incas. In the Chimú culture 800 A.C. to 1400 A.C


'''Huanchaco''' is a beachside town of Mochica (Moche (culture)) origin and a popular vacation spot. It is the most visited beach of Trujillo (Trujillo, Peru) in Peru. Today it is still a beautiful beach that, despite its modernity, still retains its old charm.

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