Huanchaco: The Perfect Seaside Town in Northern Peru

Huanchaco Peru

Huanchaco is a stunning vacation beach town 12 km from the the city of Trujillo. Huanchaco is well known for its delicious seafood such as ceviche, intricately woven totora weed canoes and excellent surf culture. In 2012, Huanchaco was approved as a World Surfing Reserve. The original population of Huanchaco was local fishermen who worshiped both the moon and a large golden fish called Huaca Taska. It is widely believed among the people of Huanchaco that the name ‘Huanchaco’ came from a Quechua word meaning “beautiful lake.”

Paracas Peru Beach Fun: Our Top 5 Favorite Spots

Paracas Peru Beach Playa Roja

If you’re looking for a place to relax, you need to visit a Paracas Peru beach on your trip to South America. Whether you’re looking to swim, sunbathe or have a picnic, there is a Paracas Peru beach that’s perfect for you. To find out more, take a look this blog of Paracas Peru Beach Fun: Our Top 5 Favorite Spots.

The Top 5 Beaches in Peru

Huanchaco, best beaches in Peru

Peru benefits from being a country that has a lot of beach space, with the whole of its west coast bordering the Pacific Ocean – the largest body of water on Earth.

The PeRut GPS Map of Peru


PeRut is a community-based project that creates and freely distributes GPS maps of Peru. If you don’t have a GPS, you can put the maps on your laptop or other mobile device.

Peru from Space


Take a glimpse of Peru from space with some of the best NASA images of the nation, including satellite images of Lima, Arequipa and Lake Titicaca, and a selection of volcanoes in Peru.