Are you looking for a destination to visit for your Anniversary or Honeymoon, or just to have a romantic escapade with your special someone? Don’t look any further because you just found the most useful list of precious places to visit in Peru for your next romantic getaway.
Be enchanted by beaches, dunes and highlands as Peru pretty much have it all to fulfill your expectations…
Mancora and Northern Beaches
Even though Peru is not really well known for its beaches, Mancora is a pleasant surprised for its visitors. In reality it is very famous in the surfing community due to its amazing waves that make it the perfect paradise for this activity regardless of its signature dark sand. Mancora is located in between the departments of Piura and Tumbes in the northwest of Peru, so getting there is relatively easy just by taking a flight to any of these locations and then take a transportation directly to your accommodation. The locals in this regions of the country are known by its kindest and the seafood will delightful all along.
Amazing hotels, Airbnb and so many other options are spread around the coast, many of them had sea front views that will enhance your experience. Hotels like DCO Suites or Arenas are the most romantic and that we highly recommend you. Also there are plenty of activities to do from horseback riding by the beach to swimming with turtles in the Pacific Ocean.
The gorgeous Bay of Paracas is located on the west coast of Peru, offers wonderful views to the Pacific Ocean and amazing seafood. It is important to mention that luxury hotel chains are spread along the bay making Paracas a favorite for newlyweds and also is the perfect location to visit Ballestas Islands.
The Ballestas Islands are part of the National Reserve of Paracas and the best and biggest portion of the maritime wildlife of Peru is being shelter and monitored in the area. Boats run every day from the port, but the departures are determined by weather conditions. If you are interested in watching sea birds, sea lions and penguins in their natural habitat and additionally you may want to check the Chandelier of Paracas or “Candelabro” in spanish, then this great expectable cannot be missed.
Cusco & the Sacred Valley
Surely, the magical city of Cusco made it to this list. Cusco is probably the most complete destination in Peru and has so much to offer. But is it romantic? The answer is yes!
Let’s start by with Sacred Valley this dazzling and blissful area located about 2 hours away from Cusco will make you relax with its greenish mountains and the calming sound of its river. It doesn’t matter where type of accommodation have you chosen, this place will cultivate you anyway. Although there are plenty of beautiful hotels from high end to modest options, perhaps choosing from a more rank one will allow you to have a more range of activities, if not you can always would want to pay a visit to hotels such as Belmond Rio Sagrado, Tambo del Inka or Aranwa Sacred Valley that have temperate pools and incredible Spas and soak into it.
In Cusco we would recommend you to explore everything you can. There is a never ending list of things to do for instance you would like to taste the delicious Peruvian cuisine, take a cooking class, participate in a Pisco sour tasting, or even make your own chocolate. As you can see so many romantic options!
The Colca Canyon
The second deepest Canyon on the world is located in Arequipa in the South. To access the Canyon you may need to take a half day trip and on the way you will have the opportunity to visit the viewpoint and watch Condors soaring the sky with its intense and majestic flight.
You may be wondering how that this is a romantic option, well the Canyon has one of the most beautiful landscapes in South America, and besides that hotels such as Belmond Las Casitas del Colca, Colca Lodge or Aranawa Colca provide on exquisite services and luxury that will make the perfect romantic experience.