We just posted a review of the Libertador Hotel Paracas, on the Pacific Coast of Peru, about three hours south of Lima. In most countries the opening of a luxury oceanfront resort is pretty routine, but in Peru’s case it’s a big deal. Despite having 1,500 miles of coastland, this country has never had anything close to a 5-star hotel on the water unless you count the two with a view in Lima, perched high above the Pacific.
So now there’s a reason to head south besides getting a peek at the Nazca lines.
“It is one of the most dramatic points of Peru’s coastal desert, in close proximity to coastal cliffs and towering sand dunes. Architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia, whose credits include the Four Seasons Dubai and Canyon Ranch Miami, designed the 121-room property made up of two-level white buildings.”
The major nature reserve containing Islas Ballestas is nearby, reached by boat, and the hotel offers excursions to the Nazca Lines or the Tambo Colorado archeological complex.