Huanchaco Beach in top 50 best beaches of South America

Earlier this week, the Chamber of Tourism of Huanchaco announced to be proud that Huanchaco Beach was chosen among South America’s top 50 beaches. The ranking was created by the FlightNetwork team who talked to over 1,200 travel journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies, to get the scoop on what beaches travel-enthusiasts should add to their itinerary. The complete list included beaches in Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Peru.

Praia do Sancho in Pernambuco, Brazil, was hailed having the best beach in South America. Runner-up became Ovahe Beach in Easter Island and the first Peruvian beach to get a mention was Punta Sal in Mancora. Journalist Rubén Ahomed of La República described the beach as follows: “Wake up before the sun and gaze upon a breath-taking sunset while horseback riding across the sand. Snag a spot on the sand and enjoy sipping on daiquiris, served right to your chair by local vendors and melt into your vacation”.  Punta Sal has an average temperature of 26 degrees Celsius and counts with 330 days of sunshine. Its sheer untouched beauty were qualified with 8 points out of 10, its remoteness 7, and its sand and water quality 8.

As mentioned previously, Huanchaco Beach gained a 25th spot in the FlightNetwork ranking thanks to its sand and water quality which scored 9 points out of 10. The average annual temperature is 20 degrees Celsius although it receives only 310 days of sunshine per year. Huanchaco beach can be reached easily from Huaraz by taking an overnight bus which will arrive the very next early morning in Trujillo. The ride can also be made by morning bus and takes between seven and nine hours. From Peru’s third populated city mini buses can be taken with will drop you of straight in the heart of Huanchaco. The former fishing village can also be reached by air and there are daily flights from Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport to FAP Captain Carlos Martínez de Pinillos International Airport. 

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