Casa Fresh is situated just meters from the surf of Punta Huanchaco. Our Hostel offers a location unmatched by any other hostel in the area. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves and enjoy the views from our terrace with an unreal chilled social vibe.

Our proximity to the surf allows our guests to check the surf right from our patio. Casa Fresh is the ideal hostel for surfers of all levels as well as the casual beach enthusiast. With three levels of patios Casa Fresh offers unrivalled views of Huanchaco’s glorious sunsets.

  • Free Wifi
  • 4 and 6 bed dorms ensuite with sea views
  • Private rooms ensuite
  • Hot Showers
  • Surfboard rental
  • Beachfront Property
  • Bar terrace with amazing views
  • Daily activities
  • Cable TV
  • Tourist information and book tours
  • Kitchen
  • Free luggage storage service

What to do in Huanchaco

Adventure Park

Jetski 30 soles ($10) Go Karting/ATV race 10 soles ($3) loads of other activities only 2 minute walk from Casa Fresh. Cheapest place I've seen for these sort of activities. The go karting/ATV is great fun for few friends.

Surf Lessons

One-on-one surf lessons in Casa Fresh with surfboard and wetsuit is 50 soles from bilingual surf coach. Huanchaco has the most consistent surf in the world so it is perfect for all levels. We have some boards to rent too on the cheap.

Eating out

Huanchaco is one of the cheapest places in South America to eat out. I don't cook because it's cheaper to eat out here. For instance, unreal 3 course meal with juice for 3$. We have a list of where to eat in reception once you arrive for breakfast/lunch/dinner and of course treats!

Pier fishing

We have some fishing lines and bate at reception if you want to go down to the pier to go fishing and cook up your catch back in the kitchen. If you catch a lot, feel free to give me one!!!

Sports

The main reason I love Huanchaco is for sports. The end of Huanchaco, the beach goes for miles and is perfect for running barefoot. We play a lot of football against the locals and other hostels. 5 a side on the courts around Huanchaco. Nearby there are squash courts and other facilities and of course not to mention top class surf everyday. It's a great place to catch up on the fitness after a while travelling.

Nightlife

Ok, so nightlife in Huanchaco is pretty cool. Thursday nights everyone goes salsa dancing, then to beach bar till the early hours. Noise is not an issue if you don't want to party. It's really just one night a week. On Friday/Saturdays if there is a crew we generally do pre drinks until 11 then taxi over to an amazing club in Trujillo. I can guarantee you, you will fall in love here!!! I'll say no more.

Church

The church on top of Huanchaco is definitely worth a look. It looks out over all of Huanchaco and is a beautiful church. Mass is on Sundays. "Is there anything to be said for another mass Father!" Also check out the sunsets here. ROMANTIC

Spanish lessons

20 soles ($6.67) for one on one lessons from a teacher that taught me Spanish. Can't recommend him enough. Then chat Spanish with the locals. "Si Senor!"

Locals

The local people are so nice. Huanchaco is so safe. No fights. You can walk around safe all hours, if you are here for more than a few days you will know all the characters in town.

Sunbathing

Sunbath on our roof top terrace or else on the beach. Generally sun everyday to top up your glistening tan. Sit out on our terrace, look out on the waves, maybe even a cheeky mojito, soft day!

Chilling out

Huanchaco is basically a chill out zone, Mancora and Lima/Cusco are all crazy spots, here in Huanchaco life is very easy and cheap! Get the batteries re-charged, enjoy are super super quick wifi to watch tv online and ring the loved ones back home.

Ruins/History

Please see next tab for offers on tours to the ruins. I won't RUIN the history (see what I did there) Chan Chan is 10 minutes away on the bus and other ruins like Huaca de Sol/Luna are in Trujillo. If you want to see all ruins (recommended) then check out the tours. They pick you up and drop you back and are guided in English.

Sandboarding

Over in Trujillo there is cool sandboarding, costs 60 soles ($20) for full day. Better than the sandboarding in Huacachina, save yourself the trip down south. Ask at reception for more info.

Caballo de Totora

Caballitos de totora are reed watercrafts used by Peruvian fishermen for the past 3,000 years, archaeologically evidenced from pottery shards. Anyways, local fisherman still use them today to fish. There is no motorboats in Huanchaco, everyone fishes this way, the same way the last few thousand years. You can surf on them, yoga and go for rides.

Where to go next

Chachapoyas

How to get here: Get a bus from Trujillo to Chachapoyas - 20hours with Movil tours or Cruz del Sur. Ask at reception for more info.

Where to stay: Chachapoyas backpackers. 10% discount from Casa Fresh guests, they organise all the tours for you.

What to do: Beautiful little town. The Chachapoyan people are beautiful. Kuelap are ruins as impressive as Machu Pichu and only recently discovered. Gocta waterfall is the third largest waterfall in the world, great little trek into it.

Pacasmayo

How to get here: Get a bus to Trujillo and then to Puerto Malbrigo then to Pacasmayo 2hrs in total. On days when there is big swell there are buses with day trips to Pacasmayo. Ask at reception for more info.

Where to stay: http://www.elfaropacasmayo.com/

What to do: Long left hand pointbreak, just as long as chicama, more power, if windy good for windsurf/kitesurf. Great sea food

Mancora/Lobitos

How to get here: Take bus with “el Sol” or “Cruz del sur” from Trujillo to Mancora/Talara 9 hours, ask to get off at Talara and then get a combi 40 minutes from Talara to Lobitos

Where to stay: In Mancora stay in Loki- great hostel $9 for dorm bed, pool parties. In Lobitos stay in piscinas beach and in el cuartel hostel on the beach. Nice hostal, unreal views and away from all the surfer hostels.

What to do: Top class surf here when there is swell, beautiful beach to walk for miles, bring food with you as shops are expensive. Watch out for the wild dogs. Stay in Mancora if no swell. Be careful of muggings in Mancora- bad reputation

Huarez

How to get here: Go with Cruz del sur or Linea, 50 soles, 7 hours. Be prepared for altitude! take altitude pills in advance.

Where to stay: Stay in Alpaz Huarez or HatunWasi hostel, bring a Casa Fresh brochure and get 10% off reservation for both.

What to do: Huarez is beautiful, best trekking in Peru. Take altitude sickness tablets before arriving so you can go straight into a trek. Santa Cruz trek is 4d/3N gorgeous views costs around 250 soles or if you have the gear do it yourself ask at reception- Richy did it. Lake 69 is nice day trek in a bus 100 soles. Very picturesque and nice people.

Chicama

How to get here: Get a bus to Trujillo and then ask to get off for bus to Puerto malbrigo(el dorado) 2hrs in total. On days when there is big swell there are buses with day trips toChicama. Ask at reception for more info.

Where to stay: El hombre hostel-best views or else chicama surf resort for luxury

What to do: Longest left hand pointbreak in world. Get a boat if there for only one day so to catch more waves. Long walk back up the beach. Normally takes around 2-5 goes to make it to the pier and begin the walk back up the beach. Water is colder than Huanchaco. Not much else to do here if not a surfer, Long beach good for running.


Lima

How to get here: 8 hour bus to Lima, look up busportal.pe to book a bus.

Where to stay: Condor's house Miraflores 10% discount with Casa Fresh

What to do: Surfing, paragliding, water fountains, Parque Kennedy

Tours

If you want to see the ancient ruins (recommended) then check out the below tours. They pick you up and drop you back to Casa Fresh and are guided in English/Spanish. Send us an email at info@casafresh.pe

TOUR 01: TRADITIONAL FULL DAY TOUR ( is the most used )

  • Moche Countryside
  • Museum of temple of the Moon
  • Artisans Area
  • Huaca Dragon or Huaca Arco Iris
  • Huanchaco

PRICE: 50

INCLUDES: Guide and Transport

DEPARTURE: 10 AM-5.30 pm Finishes in Huanchaco or at 6.00 pm finishes in Trujillo.

TOUR 02: FULL DAY TOUR THE MOST COMPLETE (all the archaeological sites)

  • HuacaDragón o HUACA arco Iris
  • Huaca Esmeralda (Palace of a Chimu Lord)
  • Chan – Chan´s  Museum
  • Huanchaco ( 90 minutes for luch)
  • Moche Countryside
  • Temple of The Moon and the Sun
  • Museum of Temple of the Moon

PRICE: 55

INCLUDES: Guide and Transport.

DEPARTURE: 9.00 AM – 6 PM  and finishes in Trujillo

TOUR 03: FULL DAY TOUR WITH THE PERUVIAN HORSES SHOW AND MARINERA DANCE

  • Chan- Chan´s Museum
  • Chan – Chan
  • Huanchaco ( 60 minutes for lunch)
  • Palo Marino exhibition of the peruvian horses of Paso with the Marinera Dance ( typical dance of Trujillo )
  • Moche Countryside
  • Temple of the Moon and the Sun.

PRICE: 60

INCLUDES: Guide and Transport

DEPARTURE: 9.50 AM – 5-45 PM and finishes in Trujillo

DEPARTURE: 10 AM-5.30 pm Finishes in Huanchaco or at 6.00 pm finishes in Trujillo.

HALF TOURS

TOUR 04 TOUR CHAN CHAN IN THE MORNING

  • Chan- Chan´s Museum
  • Huaca Esmeralda
  • Chan – Chan
  • Huaca Arco Iris
  • Huanchaco

PRICE: 40

INCLUDES: Guide and Transport

DEPARTURE: 9.00 AM- 1.00 PM Finishes in Huanchaco or until 2.30 finishes in Trujillo.

TOUR 05 CHAN CHAN IN THE AFTERNOON

  • Huaca Dragon or Huaca Arco Iris
  • Chan – Chan
  • Huanchaco

PRICE: 40

INCLUDES: Guide and Transport

DEPARTURE: 2.00 pm – 5.15 pm finishes in huanchaco or 6.00 pm finishes in Trujillo.

TOUR 06 TEMPLE OF THE MOON AND THE SUN / MUSEUM OF TEMPLE OF THE MOON IN THE MORNING

PRICE: 40

INCLUDES: Guide and Transport

DEPARTURE: 10.00am – 1.30 pm finishes in Trujillo

TOUR 07 TEMPLE OF THE MOON AND THE SUN / MUSEUM OF TEMPLE OF THE MOON IN THE AFTERNOON

PRICE: 40

INCLUDES: Guide and Transport

DEPARTURE:2.00 pm- 5.45 pm finishes in Trujillo

TOUR 08 TEMPLE OF THE MOON AND THE SUN AND PERUVIAN HORSES SHOW AND MARINERA DANCE

  • Moche Countryside
  • Palo Marino- Exhibition of Peruvian horses and marinera Dance
  • Temple of the Moon and the Sun

PRICE: 50

INCLUDES: Guide and Transport

DEPARTURE: 2.00 pm- 5.45 pm finishes in Trujillo

TOUR 09: ARCHAELOGICAL SITE: EL BRUJO

  • Dama de Cao´s Museum
  • Magdalena de Cao
  • Huaca Cao Viejo ( El Brujo )

PRICE:

INCLUDES: Guide and Transport

DEPARTURE: 9.30 until 2.30 pm finishes in Trujillo

2.00 pm – 6.30 pm finishes in Trujillo

TOUR 10: SEÑOR DE SIPAN

  • HuacaRajada or TúcumePiramides
  • Museum of TumbasReales del Señor de Sipán
  • National Museum of Sicán or Bruning Museum

PRICE: 120

INCLUDES: Bus tickets, guide, transport in Chiclayo

DEPARTURE: 5.30 am – 11 pm finishes in Trujillo

TOUR 11: EXHIBITION OF PERUVIAN HORSES AND MARINERA DANCE

PRICE: 50

INCLUDES: Guide and transport

DEPARTURE: 2 pm finishes 3.45 pm in Trujillo