I mentioned Hotel Paracas in my last post as this was my base while exploring the Ballestas Islands nearby and the Nazca Lines a bit south of there by Cessna plane. (See the tour story on Ballestas and Nazca here.)

You often see luxury hotels referred to as a jewel, a diamond in the rough, or an oasis. It happens so often that in travel writing classes they tell you to avoid these terms altogether at the risk you’ll sound like a hack. But if I were to use those terms, this fine resort, run by Libertador, would fit the description. Here’s a video tour so you can get a feel for the place. For more details, see our review of Hotel Paracas.