La Libertad Beaches
Trujillo's most important beach resort charms visitors with beaches where countless "caballitos de totora" sit on the sand, ready to take the more intrepid travelers to experience sailing, ancient Peruvian style
Continuing with the millennia-old tradition of the Moche men catching the waves in their small rafts, now Huanchaco has become one of the best places to surf, even producing academies where beginners can learn.
Huanchaco has a unique blend of history, nature, adventure tourism and family holidays resulting in a wide variety of hotel infrastructure and restaurants serving delicious seafood.
A traditional fishermen's cove located to the north-east of Trujillo. It has a Spanish style wharf and mansions with republican traits, making for wonderful afternoon stroll. The water here is blissful and deep and its beaches fully cater to those wishing to take part in adventure sports such as surfing, windsurf and diving.
For bathers, Malecón is the most outstanding beach. For surfers, the best beach is el Faro with its long left breaking, tube forming waves.
Pacasmayo also offers delicious food, such as "toyo-based enzarzado" or hot ceviche, and has different hotels and restaurants, most of them located in Malecón.
Port Chicama (Malabrigo)
A small fishing port, it has become a paradise for national and international surfers, particularly between March and October. Some of the biggest left breaking waves in the world are found here, with waves creating tubes known as "chicameras waves".
Located an hour and a half from Trujillo, there are several choices of accommodation, from a Spa Hotel to more basic accommodation.