Visitors have the option of staying in downtown Trujillo, which despite its nice colonial feel can be rather noisy and harried -- and truth be told, not exactly possessing of a stellar roster of hotels -- or staying in the less expensive and more relaxed beachside town of Huanchaco, just 12km (7 1/2 miles) away, where there are several laid-back resort hotels and some good budget hostales. Because the focus of many travelers' attentions is Chan Chan, which is located northwest of the city toward Huanchaco, staying beachside is a very practical option.

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