La Choza Hotel
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
Travel Blogs from Ica
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> We expected it to be cool (18C) but chose this time of year because it is dry. Thankfully it isn't windy.
> Three hours south of Lima was our destination for a few days. We are staying in the tiny Huacachina Oasis. The first thing we did was get our car stuck in the sand ... and this was in a parking lot! There is ...
... their environment and throw everything everywhere. At 3:30 we were able to check in and decided to climb the sand dune behind the hostel. It was a tough walk to the top but we pushed through the hot sand to the top and waited for sunset. It unfortunately grew cold and we had to head down early to change. Dinner tonight we ventured out and found a great local place with a cheap set menu and huge portions. Well satisfied we headed in search of sublime ice creams and bed (Sublimes ...
... company - for yet another overnight bus to the coast and hopefully some warm weather. Getting on the bus was a whole new experience. It was like a business class airline. Fully reclinable seats, each with their own tv screen for all sorts of entertainment, blankets and pillows and we even got food even if that wasn't necessarily business class airline standard. We arrived in Ica early in the morning so that Erica and ...
Today we spent most of the morning chilling by the pool at our hostel in the sun looking over the dunes. For lunch we went to a cute little cafe called Casa de Bamboo and sat in the garden for a menu el dia with amazing brownies for desert. After lunch we wandered around the oasis and Ali and Shona got Milkshakes in a restaurant with a very drunk seeming waiter who loved Shona and gave ...
We had some time to kill before heading to Cusco, so we made a stop in Ica/Huacachina for a few days, which was one of the best decisions weve had on this trip! Huacachina is in the middle of a desert, and is literally a tiny oasis with some surrounding buildings that mostly include hostels and restaurants, and the occasional tour operator office. Its absolutely gorgeous with all the sand dunes as the backdrop for the tiny little tourist spot.