Murals and Graffiti in Huanchaco, Peru

Murals and graffiti in Huanchaco, Peru (©photocoen)In Ecuador, Colombia, and now in Venezuela we have been amazed and surprised by the amount as well as the quality of graffiti and murals we have come across when meandering through towns. Some are politically oriented, others are simply fabulous works of art.

But also before those countries we spotted impressive work, if less often (or maybe we just didn’t pay as much attention to it). In Huanchaco, Peru, I got my camera and walked around town just to capture some of these images.

Unfortunately, many have been neglected and during our two-month stay I didn’t see any new works being created, with the exception of the last one on this series which was done when La Gringa upgraded Huanchaco’s famous backpacker’s hostel (find it here). Her hostel is full of beautiful works of art now.

Graffiti and Murals in Huanchaco, Peru (©photocoen)

Graffiti and Murals in Huanchaco, Peru (©photocoen)

Graffiti and Murals in Huanchaco, Peru (©photocoen)

The images were landmarks when going on my runs through town (when the beach was too filled with litter to run on_. I’d zigzag my way through the streets from east to west, from north to south and they helped orient me where I was, mas o menos.

I know nothing of the creators of these art works, nor why or when they were painted. Just enjoy them for the sake of enjoying like I did.

Simply enjoy them for the sake of enjoying like I did.

Graffiti and Murals in Huanchaco, Peru (©photocoen)

At La Gringa Backpackers Hostel

At La Gringa Backpackers Hostel

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All photos by Coen Wubbels. Follow him on Instagram here & here.

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