Travel and Surf in the Best Surf Spots in Peru

Caballitos de totora on the beach in Huanchaco

Caballitos de totora – reed fishing boats on the beach in Huanchaco

The coastal region of La Libertad in northern Peru is home to some of the longest surf breaks in the world. On a good day, some can carry you as far as a mile. Chicama, Peru (north of Huanchaco) offers the longest left break for surfing in the world.

The quiet seaside town of Huanchaco, Peru is a surfing destination where you can check out the long surf breaks; take a lesson at one of the local surfing schools; sleep in cheap, clean hostels (many overlooking the ocean) and enjoy low-price, tasty, local food