Huanchaco Travel Guide

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Huanchaco Things to Do

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    by Prinsalsita Written Jan 16, 2005

    wheather your walk , jog or excersice, the beach front gives the perfect environment.

    the smooth surface gives the best location for learning surfing or simply sightseeing the many young surfers and their super abilities. It is a show.

    strech before surfing: Nixi, Mixi, Ivan
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    by Prinsalsita Written Jan 16, 2005

    The Wave surfing shopp has all you need to surf.

    The instructors state that your lesson is guaranteed that you stand or your money back.

    I saw several surfers surfing standing in their heads.

    Nixi and Ivan in The Waves Shop
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    by Prinsalsita Written Jan 16, 2005

    there are a lot of shoppettes near the pier
    You need to negotiate the prices to get the best price.

    What to buy: It is nice to get some souveniers from Huanchaco:

    We found nice things like:
    wooden sugar holder hand painted and painted on the spot.
    t-shirts with prints
    pearl jewlery and alike
    inca designed items brought from cusco or other areas.
    tons of good shopping

    What to pay: just to give you an idea;
    a t-shirt is about 15 soles (5 usd)
    and there is tons of nice , cheap stuff

    N & M the trying ponchos
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Huanchaco Local Customs

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    by Maillekeul Updated Aug 16, 2003

    A different way of fishing, on little handmade boats who can't last very much, as they absorb the water...

    Une autre facon de pecher, avec des bateaux faits main qui ne durent pas tres longtemps, car ils absorbent l'eau...

    This is sport... C'est du sport !
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Huanchaco What to Pack

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    by Prinsalsita Written Jan 16, 2005

    Luggage and bags: You will be able to shop and use dollars with no problem in several stores and restaurants. However dollars will be accepted but at a much lower rate

    change your currency in Lima

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: although the cost is warm in the winter during the day, at night it gets cold so bring your sweater. Not a skiing jacket

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: there is no nyquil in Peru..
    but the pharmacists are like doctors just give them your simptoms and they will prescribe the cure.

    Photo Equipment: if you are taking a digital camera, make sure your recharger works on a 220volts (note that US currency is 110 volts)

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: bring your own sheet if you are camping, in cheap hotels or for any other use you might need.

    Miscellaneous: sunblock is expensive so take it with you.

    a pair of sneakers is always needed.

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Huanchaco Sports & Outdoors

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    by Prinsalsita Written Jan 16, 2005

    the Kayaks made of "totora" is a great entreitainment and sport that anyone can enjoy.

    There are all types of Caballitos de Totora,
    a one seater, like the Kayak .
    The 2 seater like the Canoe
    and you do not need experience to try
    because if you want a conductor will balance your kayak

    Equipment: bring your bathing suit.
    You can rent a wet suit if you want, but not necessary

    sunblock protector is advisable

    Of course rent the caballito de totora from one of the many renter-owners on the same beach.

    rental is about 10 soles (3 dollars ) for a couple of hours

    Mixi and Ivan near the Caballitos de Totora -Peru
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    • Kayaking

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