Arequipa is Peru's second largest city (with about 900,000 inhabitants) and is located in the dusty foothills of the Andes on the Pan-American Highway. Its beauty lies in its breath taking architecture, displaying some spectacular examples of Spanish colonial work.
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This budget stay gives you a large, basic room, a hot shower, and some English channels on cable. The location is outstanding - right next to the Santa Catalina Monastery, and a super short stroll to the main square. All the staff were very sweet, but communication seems a bit touch and go if you don't know Spanish. ... more
This is a fairly centrally located hotel. You can walk to the main square, places of interest, and good restaurants in a few minutes. Comfortable and relaxed. Staff are very pleasant to deal with. Breakfast staff in particular were very sweet. A good find for a stay in a lovely city. ... more
Hi, Currently spending christmas in Bolivia but onto Arequipa, Peru next... anyone out there know of any good (and fun) hostels around there? Preferably cheap! Cheers TRB (the real badger) ...
Bus from Nazca to Arequipa
Hi Has anybody taken a bus from Nazca to Arequipa? I have looked at the cruz del sur website and this only shows a bus at night leaving at around 22.00. Has anybody caught this bus is it safe? Are there any alternatives that leave in the afternoon? Any help is appreciated Thank you Rach ...
Puno Cusco Arequipa Nazca
I have planned my itinerary to go: Puno Arequipa (with Colca Canyon trip) Cusco Nazca Why is it that every other tour/itinerary/bus route I see goes: Puno Cusco Arequipa Nazca Looking at a map this makes no sense to me? Is it to do with altitudes? Should I change my itinerary, or is it fine going my way too ...
Die Stadt des ewigen blauen Himmels
! Arequipa an sich ist wie jede andere Grossstadt und wir waren halt in der historischen Altstadt die genauso ...
Posted in Amelie´s Reisen - Südamerika by amelierei
This town is lovely, surrended by 3 volcanos. The first day, I end up going to a project, in the poor area in the uper side of town, to give english class to children and some support for school homework. From there the view is really impressive you can see all town and the volcanos. Arequipa ...
Posted in Por fin lleguaste by bubbles89
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After 3 months on the road I thought it would be a good idea to let you all know what we are up to....So from now on we are gonna give it a try and let you weekly know what is going on around here... At the moment we are in Arequipa, second largest city in Peru with lots of colonial heritage. A nice plaza ...
Posted in Anita and Koen in South America by koen1