We stayed 2 nights at McCallum at the beginning of June. It was hard to find when we arrived by taxi in the dark, despite the instructions on the website, as we did not know that the houses have been renumbered and it is the second number in the address that is the relevant one. While the family here are very nice and tried to be helpful, dealing with complex issues such as the best way to see the scattered Trujillo sites, was difficult with their lack of English and our limited Spanish. And we did not see/experience any of the lunchtime cooking or group life mentioned by other reviews. We were puzzled by this place’s very high rating in its TA category as it was really quite basic accommodation. It was very reasonably priced (40 Sols pn for a double with bathroom) but rooms were just adequate (though the bathroom was reasonably well-finished), stairwells were unfinished concrete with no handrail and the living/dining common area was open to the weather. It is also located several blocks back from the beach with the shops, restaurants and transport into Trujillo.
As for Huanchaco, it was not impressive in the winter - a grey sand beach with loads of litter, both washed up along the shoreline and surrounding overflowing bins, mostly expensive restaurants and at least half an hour (by bus or collectivo) into Trujillo (plus a walk to get to the centre) to do anything that starts there. If you are not a surfer looking for a summer beach vibe but simply want to see the local Trujillo sights, you may be better to stay in central colonial Trujillo with its nice Plaza de Armas, historic churches and pedestrian precinct with shops and tour agencies, then just make a short visit to Huanchaco to see the reed boats in association with a visit to the nearby Chimu site of Chan Chan.
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