After our day in Trujillo, we felt we exhausted that venue (it's quite small) and headed about 30 minutes north for the Beach town of Huanchaco. Again, way better than we expected. This once tranquil fishing hamlet, 3-4 miles outside of Trujillo, woke up one morning to find itself a brightly highlighted route on Peru's gringo trail. Managing to retain much of its villagey appeal, Huanchaco has come into its own popularity and today is happy to dish up a long menu of sleeping and dining options for travelers.
We would suggest heading here as well as Trujillo as a base for touring Trujillo's many ruins. An an alternative to Mancora, (if you don't want to travel that far, want a little more people in your beach scene, some more surfing and less bed bugs) head here. We walked around town, hung out on the beach and were gluttons on Cervasa and Pisco sours. Mmmmm.
Moorish, on the beach
We are crossing the finish line. Leaving tonight for Atlanta to visit WOODY and then on to Beautiful, sunny, snowy Denver, Colorado. Snowboarding by Sunday! Brian can't wait to have his beloved Chipotle.