The name “huanchaco” comes from Guaukocha (beautiful lake with goldfish). Huanchaco is a traditional and picturesque resort of Peru.
The Huanchaco resort is located in the district of the same name. Huanchaco is the most important resort of Trujillo, department La Libertad.
It has several tourist attractions, starting with the citadel of Chan Chan, the hill called “Cerro Campana” ,beaches such as Huanchaco Resort, Playa Azul, La Ribera, La Poza, El Silencio, the Virgen del Socorro Sanctuary, etc.
It is the center of main entertainment in summer season and holiday as the Festival of the Sea, Olimplayas, Caballitos de Totora racing, Carnival, Marinera, Fisherman Surf, and other religious festivals. It is the ideal place of vacation or to spend a different weekend, also it is a forced shelter surfers and lovers of water sports.
How to get there?
From Lima: Through the North Panamericana Highway to the 560 kilometer and we get to Trujillo City. Huanchaco is approximately 20 minutes in taxi. There are buses,too.
From Chiclayo: 210 km/3hrs
From Piura: 410 km/6hrs
From Tumbes: 759 km/11hrs
50 min from Lima. Daily flights