Food & Drink

Huanchaco: The Perfect Seaside Town in Northern Peru

Huanchaco Peru

Huanchaco is a stunning vacation beach town 12 km from the the city of Trujillo. Huanchaco is well known for its delicious seafood such as ceviche, intricately woven totora weed canoes and excellent surf culture. In 2012, Huanchaco was approved as a World Surfing Reserve. The original population of Huanchaco was local fishermen who worshiped both the moon and a large golden fish called Huaca Taska. It is widely believed among the people of Huanchaco that the name ‘Huanchaco’ came from a Quechua word meaning “beautiful lake.”

Máncora: Peru’s Hidden Surfing Paradise!

Beach mancora at night sunset man paddling

Máncora is famous for its beautiful beaches and big waves meaning this formerly quiet town has become a surfer’s paradise and a popular destination for enthusiasts of the adrenaline-fueled sport. Whether it’s a surfing weekend away you seek or some me-time at the beach, Máncora really is the place to be in Peru!

The 5 Most Popular Peruvian Desserts

picarones traditional peruvian dessert

This list of the 5 most popular Peruvian desserts will show you why Peruvian cuisine has been recently making a name for itself as one of the world’s top cuisines, with restaurants opening in many cities internationally and several restaurants right here in Lima now being recognized as among the best restaurants in the world.