The city of Cusco draws visitors with its fascinating archaeology, left by the Incas, as well as its beautiful colonial architecture. Delights within the city and the surrounding area include the Plaza de Armas, the church of Santo Domingo, the artistic community of San Blas, and, of course, the iconic Machu Picchu. Trekking stretches of the Inca Trail or rafting the Río Urubamba are two of the many adventure options in this area. In Cusco’s restaurants and pubs, live folk music is commonly paired alongside tasty food.
The layout of Costa del Sol Picoaga Cusco, operated by Ramada, includes a colonial wing and a contemporary wing. All of the hotel’s 77 rooms have heat, a mini-bar, hairdryer, safe deposit box, and clock radio. All rooms are outfitted with wireless Internet connections, cable television, and direct dial telephones.
The contemporary wing offers a more streamlined, classic atmosphere. The colonial wing reflects Cusco’s history. You might enter your room through old-fashioned, carved wooden double doors. Some rooms display decorative mural work. A couple offer hydro-massage tubs.
If you take a little time to enjoy the spacious courtyard with its fountain, two levels of archways and columns, and large pots of flowers, you might feel like you’ve walked back in time. The courtyard sports a few tables with chairs and umbrellas, and occasionally local artists set up their wares in the sun.
The on-site restaurant has classic décor and offers a view of colorful Cusco: in the foreground, you’ll see red-tiled roofs characteristic of the city; in the distance, the evocative Andes rising toward the sky. The menu presents international fare with Peruvian flare; the breakfast buffet helps guests begin their day.The bar is set in warmer tones and wraps around a large stone fireplace. It too has excellent views of the city.
An event room, with walls painted in beige and cream from the period of the mansion’s construction, can be used for dinners, meetings, or conferences. It can seat up to 120 guests.