Known as “the city of eternal spring”, Trujillo maintains a pleasant climate throughout the year. It’s located on the northern coast of Peru and is one of the most populated cities of Peru. Venture to this coastal city for a diversity of activities and attractions from archaeological ruins to sandy beaches. Here’s a few tips and recommendations for a visit to Trujillo.
Chan Chan Holidays
This archaeological remain is a pre-Columbian city lying between Trujillo and nearby Huanchaca. Chan Chan is the largest ancient citadel in South America, having once been the center of the Chan Chan culture. Its set of 10 walled citadels are adorned with high reliefs of fish and animal figures and forms.
The Huanchaco Resort
For sport and surfing lovers, this is the perfect destination for your trip to Peru. A world surfing reserve, Huanchaco is known for its consistent, clean surf. You’re also likely to spot a few caballitos de totoras, the earliest known surf craft still in use today by local artesanal fishing community. Every year, Huanchaco hosts the world longboard competitions.
The Huaca of the Dragon
Located on the outskirts of Trujillo, close to Chan Chan, the Huaca of the Dragon is a religious monument that was once used as a ceremonial and administrative center. It contains murals of anthropomorphic forms representing the rainbow.
Huaca del Sol and Huaca de la Luna
Huaca del Sol and Huaca de la Luna are archaeological complexes located in the north of Peru. They are considered the former sanctuaries and capital of the Mochica Culture. It is believed that the Huaca del Sol was used for political purposes while the Huaca de la Luna was used as a religious center. Some historians even venture to say that these Huacas were the inspiration behind many Incan constructs, including Machu Picchu and Choquequirao.
Trujillo is a tourism hub for surfing and archaeology, not to mention a base for many northern treks. For more information about Trujillo, don’t hesitate to reach out to an Explorandes Travel Specialist.