El Mirador Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEl Mirador Hotel Paracas
We spent 7 days here for kitesurfing and chose El Mirador after visiting a lot of others. It has a safe parking, is in walking distance to the center (but we used the car mostly), Wifi, swimmingpool, good sized clean rooms. They serve good breakfast and are very helpfull with organizing trips. We onlyy visited the Islas Ballestas. To the kitespot you need 10min by car. But you need a car for that anyway ;-) So good Hotel for a good price.
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