Jr. Pizarro 412, 1er piso.
Centro Histórico de Trujillo.
(044) 484 240 Anexo 317

Marinera Norteña


An emblematic dance of the north of Peru and especially of Trujillo, its capital.

The marinera is very important for us, since with this typical dance we feel identified with our cultural heritage that is considered national folklore.

Our Marinera declared Trujillo as their “National Capital of the Marinera” and it is here that our culture is not lost since each year the national championship is celebrated, where representatives of different places are preparing to be the winners of this majestic dance.

The Marinera is agile, elegant, free, happy and spontaneous.


It shows throughout the dance a flirtation of love in which the lady flirts with mischief, cunning, intelligence and insinuation expressing his affection, while the male gallant, accompanies, stalks and conquers his partner.

It is thus that the contained movements of the dance of the sailor that takes place in small spaces become developed in larger spaces, gaining in brightness and demanding an adequate composition, that is to say, a choreography.

The costumes that are displayed are typical of each village.

The dresses of each town (Moche, Huanchaco, Trujillo, Piura, Catacaos, Monsefú, Mórrope, Paita and others) are worn with the typical characteristics of sewing, embroidery or fabrics typical of the north.


The Marinera in the north is agile, airy, elegant, free, happy and spontaneous, showing throughout the dance a colloquy of love in which the lady flirts with mischief, cunning and intelligence and insinuation expressing her affection, while the male gallant, accompanies , stalks and conquers his partner.

In the males, the typical white poncho or light beige (lucuma) fabrics are woven with yarn stained in the different northern villages (Monsefú, Catacaos, Lambayeque, Pacasmayo, Trujillo, Piura Mórrope, San Pedro de Lloc and Moche), a wide-brimmed straw hat, but also a white suit (sack, trousers and waistcoat) of simple sewing denim with characteristics typical of our warm northern peoples, completing their attire with a wide-brimmed straw hat and handkerchief in hand that makes of our sailor a “Dance of handkerchief”.