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Huanchaco is a Peruvian city and historic center located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in the district of Huanchaco, which integrates the metropolitan area of ​​Trujillo, in the region of La Libertad, currently part of the Moche Route. It is the most visited tourist center of the city of Trujillo, where the Mochicas gave origin to ceviche, a dish of Peruvian cuisine of international recognition. During the reign of the Moche and Chimú cultures, Huanchaco was an important port in the region. Huanchaco is famous all over the world for the legendary "totora" horses used for navigation and fishing since the time of the Mochicas and also of the Chimu. Even today the fishermen of Huanchaco continue with this ancestral tradition.

The name of Huanchaco comes from Guaukocha (beautiful lagoon with golden fish). Nowadays, it is a traditional place and a picturesque spa, a must stop for tourists visiting the province of Trujillo.
Huanchaco has become one of the most beautiful resorts in Peru, the beauty of its beaches and its formidable waves continue to attract tourists from all over the world.

Aquatic sports
The numerous bathers who come to their beaches practice water sports such as surfing. Every year, there are championships of this sport, in which surfers from all over the country participate.

Other attractions
Along the waterfront of Huanchaco there are many restaurants that offer typical dishes of the region with the most varied fish and seafood. At night, especially on weekends, the tour comes alive in bars and pubs frequented by domestic and foreign tourists. There is also the Huanchaquero carnival.
The climate in Huanchaco is called desert climate.
Throughout the year there is virtually no rainfall in Huanchaco.
The average annual temperature in Huanchaco is 19.3 ° C.
The average annual rainfall is 3 mm.
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