Trujillo travel guide

Trujillo Tourism | Trujillo Guide

You're Going to Love Trujillo

Trujillo is a city on the north coast of Peru, renowned for the pre-Incan archaeological sites in the area. It is also famed for its surfing beaches and beautiful colonial architecture in the city center.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Trujillo

1. Chan Chan

Chan Chan was the largest pre-Columbian city in all of the Americas, and its ruins are now a major tourist attraction.

2. Surfing

You will find some of the best waves in South America on this stretch of coastline, making Trujillo a magnet for surfers.

3. Huaca de la Luna y Sol

This is another stunning archaeological site, featuring the best preserved murals in Peru.

4. Laguna Conache

Laguna Conache is the place to go to for the unusual sport of sandboarding; think surfing on sand dunes instead of waves.

5. Architecture

The colonial streets in the center of town are not to be missed, making Trujillo a beautiful place to walk and relax.

Where to Eat in Trujillo

Squalos on Diaz de Cienfuegos offers excellent local dishes with a focus on seafood, while Rincon de Vallejo on Orbegoso has traditional dishes at attractive prices. Expect to pay S/.10 for a dish in a laid-back cafe and S/.25 in a more upscale restaurant.

When to visit Trujillo

Trujillo in March
Estimated hotel price
C$ 24
1 night at 3-star hotel
Trujillo in March
Estimated hotel price
C$ 24
1 night at 3-star hotel

Trujillo has a mild desert climate and is known as the "City of Everlasting Spring" because of its pleasant year-round weather.

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How to Get to Trujillo


FAP Capitán Carlos Martínez de Pinillos International Airport (TRU) serves the city with flights from other Peruvian cities. A taxi to the city center will cost around S/.16.45. Buses cost S/.1.50.


Trujillo is on the Pan-American Highway, with good connections from major cities to the north and south.


The city is served by a number of intercity bus companies. The fare from Lima is around S/.45.

Airports near Trujillo

Airlines serving Trujillo

Excellent (2,536 reviews)
Good (526 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (557 reviews)
Good (767 reviews)
Sky Airline
Good (27 reviews)
Okay (10 reviews)

Where to stay in Trujillo

Casa de Clara in Santa Clara offers good hostel accommodation in a quiet area just 10-minutes' walk from the city center. Hotel Gran Bolivar in the historic city center has spacious rooms with terraces in a good position.

Popular neighbourhoods in Trujillo

Centro Histórico - this is the area around Plaza de Armas, featuring the city cathedral and much of the old colonial buildings. You will find a number of restaurants, good hotels, and busy bars.

Huanchaco Beach - this is a World Surfing Reserve and one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Trujillo region. It has a beautiful beach and a buzzing nightlife.

Víctor Larco Herrera - this is a coastal area to the west of the city center with lots of green space and the popular shopping area of Larco Avenue.

Where to stay in popular areas of Trujillo

Most booked hotels in Trujillo

Los Esteros Hostal
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 24+
Hotel Bracamonte
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 52+
Wyndham Costa del Sol Trujillo
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 76+

How to Get Around Trujillo

Public Transportation

Buses cover the main routes in and around the city and fares are from S/.1.50.


Official taxis in Trujillo are yellow with a sticker of the city's coat of arms on the windshield. The meter drop is S/.5 and then the fare is S/.6 per mile.


Roads in Trujillo are generally well maintained and traffic is not too congested. Roads around the city may be unpaved, so care is needed. Car rental costs from S/.100.

The Cost of Living in Trujillo

Shopping Streets

Trujillo is famous for its shoe making, leather goods, and ceramics. Jirón Pizarro and Jirón Ayacucho are good choices for local crafts. The Mall Aventura Plaza and Real Plaza Trujillo focus on more mainstream international brands.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk in Trujillo costs around S/.3.65 and a dozen eggs is S/.4.25.

Cheap meal
C$ 3.16
A pair of jeans
C$ 49.88
Single public transport ticket
C$ 0.40
C$ 3.35
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