Belmond Las Casitas
Belmond enhances its Peru portfolio with the acquisition of Belmond Las Casitas in Colca Canyon.
Belmond Las Casitas, a 20-room property located in the Arequipa region of Southern Peru is set amongst the tranquil beauty of the Andes. Blending effortlessly with the natural environment, the intimate hotel fully matches Belmond’s brand personality – authentic escapes that relate to nature, culture and wellbeing.
Nestled amongst lush gardens, each individual casita features a private terrace with a heated plunge pool and sweeping views across the canyon. The Samay Spa, built around the energy of the canyon rock, offers treatments using natural ingredients from the hotel’s kitchen garden and hypnotic views of the surrounding canyon, inspiring deep relaxation. From here you can even view the flight of the Andean condors in their natural environment.
Arequipa and Colca Canyon
Volcanoes, gorges and verdant slopes line the dramatic Colca Valley, which was relatively undiscovered even up to the 1970s. It is home to some 14 colonial villages, which date back to the 16th century, and the entire region is very photogenic. Arequipa is Peru’s second city, and the center of the south. Colonial churches and squares give it an unarguably handsome feel.