Trujillo is a city in coastal northwestern Peru and the capital of La Libertad Region. It is the third most populous city and center of the second most populous metropolitan area of Peru. It is located on the banks of the Moche River, near its mouth at the Pacific Ocean, in the Moche Valley.
Trujillo is known as the "City of Eternal Spring". Is also famed by the traditional celebrations of the National Contest of Marinera (Festival de la Marinera), the International Festival of Spring, competition of Peruvian Paso Horse, exhibition of "Caballitos de Totora", Biannual of Contemporary Art and International Festival of Ballet, have earned Trujillo the title, "Cultural Capital of Peru".
The Huanchaco beach resort is only fifteen minutes away from the city. It is famous for the caballitos de totora, which are lightweight boats made of totora reeds that have been used to cut through the ocean since the time of the Mochicas and Chimús. There, you can enjoy exquisite seafood or simply bask in the glory of a day at the beach.
Trujillo, Lima and Ica are disputed to be the best worldwide breeders in the famous Peruvian Paso Horse.
Altitude: 32 meters
Temperature: Max 30º C and minimum 10º C
The climate of Trujillo is affected by the cycles of El Niño, the phenomenon consisting in an abnormal warming of the Pacific waters: in the Niño years the temperature of the air (and also that of the sea) increases, especially in the early months of the year, when there can be long periods with an almost tropical heat.
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