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Peru;La Libertad;Huanchaco - Totora (reed) fishing boats are stacked on the beach at Huanchaco, in northern Peru. The boats known as caballitos de totora (little horses of reeds) are the traditional craft of the local pescadores (fishermen).
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Huanchaco, a tiny traditional fishing port, already in existence during the colonial era, is without doubt one of the most photographed sites in northern Peru. From the beach and near the jetty, you can see the fishermen out at sea, straddled across their fragile craft made out of woven reeds. These mythical caballitos de totora (small reed horses) endow Huanchaco with immense cachet. The little vessels date back to the Chimú era, illustrated by a number of pieces of pottery that also date from this epoch.

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  • Hotel Bracamonte

    Los Olivos 160 PE - Huanchaco

    Featuring a swimming pool and a restaurant, Hotel Bracamonte offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and private balconies 50 metres from Huanchaco Beach. Breakfast and free private parking are provided. Trujillo’s historic centre is 13 km away. With private b..

  • Mochican Palace Hotel

    Av. Victor Larco 1550 - Urbanizacion Los Tumbos PE - Huanchaco 13028

    Featuring an outdoor heated pool, a hydromassage tub, a furnished terrace with a bar, and an a la carte regional restaurant, Mochican Palace Hotel offers free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast in Huanchaco. The beach is a few steps away. Rooms here wi..

  • Huanchaco Paradise Apart Hotel

    Av. La Rivera 700 PE - Huanchaco

    Featuring a complimentary breakfast and a magnificent outdoor pool, Huanchaco Paradise Apart Hotel offers accommodations in Huanchaco. Free WiFi access is available. Rooms here are all fitted with a private bathroom with free toiletries and a TV wit..

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