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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 Plazzas

    Los Ficus, 520 PE - Huanchaco

    Prix Prices from : 19 $

    Offering a restaurant and free WiFi access, Hotel Plazzas offers accommodations in Huanchaco. Rooms here all feature a TV with cable channels, a private bathroom with a shower, a desk and a wardrobe. Bed linen and towels are included. Some rooms off..

  • Hotel Huankarute

    Avenida La Rivera n312 PE - Huanchaco 01

    The charming Hotel Huankarute in Huanchaco is just 50 metres from the beach. It has a roof-top terrace with sea views, a swimming pool and a games room with billiards and table tennis. All rooms have flat-screen TV with cable channels and free Wi-Fi..

  • Huanchaco Paradise Apart Hotel

    Av. La Rivera 700 PE - Huanchaco

    Prix Prices from : 40 $

    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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