People come to Paracas for the ocean – this part of the coast is known for its rich diversity of sea life, including dolphins, sea lions, whales, and sharks. On the beaches, you can see an incredible variety of seafaring birds, including the Humboldt penguin. At the Paracas Reserve, you should also make a stop at the Julio C. Tello Museum, which has an impressive collection of Pre-Columbian textiles. This hotel is only a 20-minute drive south of Pisco, which is a town best known for its vineyards and the pisco brandy that takes its name from the town. Come here to try pisco cocktails and Peruvian wine.
Aranwa Paracas Hotel has an elaborate spa, with five different massage rooms, a saltwater pool, a hair salon, and a sauna. There is a long menu of skin treatments available, along with manicures and pedicures. This spa provides spaces where you can find peace and quiet, including a hyperbaric chamber and meditation rooms.
The fitness room overlooks the bay and has a gym as well as an aerobics room. When you’re feeling sporty, head to the tennis court. There is a large outdoor pool built in a free form shape with a bridge that juts into the middle. Your kids can play on the playground, and the hotel offers guest suites specifically designed for families.
Guests can access the Wi-Fi from the communal spaces as well as their rooms. There is a lounge on the outdoor terrace. Café tables surround the pool. At the Veranda Restaurant, you can order from a large menu of classic Peruvian food with Mediterranean influences. Sip international cocktails and order snacks at the Brisas Bar, or sample pisco cocktails at the Jarana bar.
There are conference facilities and meeting rooms, and busy travelers can take advantage of the hotel’s room service. This resort also supplies laundry services.
All of the rooms at Aranwa Paracas are designed to feel fresh and airy, with white linens and good natural light. They all have air conditioning and minibars. You can also reserve suites with kitchenettes. Store your valuables in the rooms’ safety deposit box, and make calls on the room phone. En-suite bathrooms come with hair dryers. When you’re ready to relax, flip through the channels on the cable TV.