Peru’s southern coast is now home to a new resort—Aranwa Paracas, located on Paracas Bay, three hours from Lima and part of the Aranwa Hotels Resorts & Spas collection.
Aranwa Paracas sits at the gateway to two of Peru’s natural reserves offering diverse marine adventures, as well as indigenous seabirds, pelicans, Humboldt penguins, and much more in their natural habitat. The 115-room property offers private terraces with views of the Pacific Ocean in each room and incorporates a sleek design with dark wood accents and a marine-inspired color palette.
The resort features two pools, a tennis court, and a children’s play area. After a day of adventure-seeking, or relaxing, guests can enjoy any of the three dining options including the Veranda Restaurant with seascape views and a menu featuring local seafood; the poolside Brisas Bar offering cocktails; and Jarana Bar, which consists of a more informal menu.
Just a short boat ride away, guests can visit the Ballestas Islands, known as Peru’s “Mini-Galapagos,” which is home to seabird colonies, sea lions and dolphins. Nearby, guests can take in a bit of Peru’s history and culture by visiting the pre-Incan Candelabra of Parcas, the Ica Wine Vineyards, or the Nazca Lines.
Rates start at $350 per night. For more information, visit aranwahotels.com.