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Backpacking Huanchaco

 Backpacking Huanchaco

There is a few things you should know about Huanchaco hostels and the city in general. Besides comparing you the best and cheapest hostels in Huanchaco, we also highlight what we have liked, disliked and things to look out for.

Huanchaco has the usual tourist facilities you would expect in an established resort -- bars, restaurants (mainly seafood), take-away, shops, a lively produce market, bank machines, a crafts market at the southern end, and a long strip of beach.

The main draw for travelers staying at Huanchaco hostels is surfing -- it has excellent breaks if the wind and time of year are right. Outside of the peak surfing season (December to April), beginners will find things a bit easier and less crowded. Many places offer board hire and lessons but it's wise to ask around for recommendations. Nights can be lively in the town and some places have very cheap cocktail nights, which are very popular. Out of season things quieten down markedly as the waves do.

Transport connections to and from your Huanchaco hostel are good and there are always buses heading along the beach road and on to Trujillo for transport connections to the rest of Peru or north to Ecuador. This is a very relaxing place with friendly locals and a good choice for a stop on your pan-American odyssey.
Other Nearby Cities
Trujillo Trujillo (10 Km / 6 mi.)
Puerto Malabrigo Chicama Puerto Malabrigo Chicama (55 Km / 34 mi.)
Pacasmayo Pacasmayo (91 Km / 57 mi.)
Cajamarca Cajamarca (123 Km / 76 mi.)
Chiclayo Chiclayo (166 Km / 103 mi.)
Illimo Illimo (197 Km / 122 mi.)
Huaraz Huaraz (237 Km / 147 mi.)

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