Locals question Huanchaco’s 25th spot in South American beach ranking

In a beach ranking which was created by the FlightNetwork team who talked to over 1,200 travel journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies; Huanchaco obtained a respectful 25th place. The complete ranking included beaches in Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Peru, however, many locals on social media questioned what parameters were used to get Huanchaco in the list in the first place.

According to many locals, the beach is actually a disaster. If we were to believe Hector Touzet, in Huanchaco, the roads and sidewalks are in poor condition. The beach, in some sectors, is full of stones and it is not easy to swim there. In other sectors, the beach is filthy with garbage. However, there are waves to catch almost the entire year. Huanchaco is the intermediate point between the beaches of Lima and those of Piura and Tumbes.

The power and water cuts are frequent, many stray dogs and for lack of green areas, there is a lot of dust in the environment that mucks up houses. Another problem is the presence of touts in the area of ​​the restaurants of La Ribera. The touts and ‘jaladores’ almost do not let you walk, they are everywhere. The local market stinks. Local governments are deficient and corrupt.

Not everything is bad. The weather is good, sunny with low humidity, the cost of living is low and there are regular numbers of foreign tourists and during weekends there are parties. The internet and cable connections are good. Even so, I do not think it (Huanchaco Beach) is among the best 50 beaches in South America, except for the surfers.

Wen Sulem states on Facebook: Which beach? Failed in infrastructure, cleanliness, order, zero in everything! Huanchaco is a chaos, do people not see with their own eyes daily the disastrous state of our district? It does not even have a complete and decent boardwalk trail where you can walk barefoot. What a shame when people see this ranking and come to our beach and see the reality.

Esteban Cabrera laughed and also questioned the ranking. He wrote: impossible!  In 10 years it became disgusting, full of garbage and the most contaminated water. Finally, Coco Rim Amad read the article and believes that its author does not know that Huanchaco suffered a 40% drop in tourist visits. If nine people would enter the sea in Huachancho, 11 would come out vomiting. However, Huanchaco has its magic, it gives you tranquillity, it’s rich in good food in certain serious restaurants. So let’s try to recover the beach so that people do not get scared when they arrive.

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