Peru: What a Great Place for a Honeymoon

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Qoricancha Peru from above.
Qoricancha Peru from above.

Some of Peru’s Best Honeymoon Destinations

By Meg Jerrard

As a magnificent paradise in the real world, Peru offers newly-married couples a romantic honeymoon like nowhere else. This country consists of snow-capped mountains, desert dunes, endless beaches, ancient ruins and lush forests.

You and your beloved will be passionately welcomed to this beautiful country. The honeymoon will be a trip of your life. So, in order to enjoy this journey, a list of romantic places should be made up. And to save your time making that list, these are some romantic places that you can enjoy during your honeymoon.

Candelabro de Paracas
The Candelabro de Paracas in Peru. Alex Zanuccoli photo

Paracas

Paracas is a delightful little town located right on the pacific coast of Peru. It’s famous for its ocean-view restaurants and cafes, endless beaches and diverse wildlife. The attraction of Paracas to honeymooners is the serene nature of the town. And it is blended with a wide range of high-end resort hotels.

While sunbathing on the beach in Peru is not highly recommended, you and your partner can still enjoy the sunsets here which are stunning and even some romantic outdoor dinners on the beach with lights and candles. This will be the spotlight of your honeymoon.

And if you book the right place, you can also enjoy other services like luxurious spas, swimming pools and high-quality restaurants. And you can refer to two top hotels that can give you the experience of your life: Hotel Paracas Luxury Collection and Aranwa Paracas Resort and Spa. And in Paracas, you can also grab a short ferry to the Islas Ballestas.

They are a collection of islands off the coast. It’s popular for population of birds and wildlife. And in a half-day boat cruise, it is really worth your time. And in the trip, you can also see the Candelabro de Paracas – a large geoglyph carved into the coastline.

Overlook from Cusco to Pisac.
Overlook from Cusco to Pisac.

Cusco, The City of History

When you are bored with all adventurous trips, Cusco would be a good place for you to learn the history of Peru. Cusco, the archaeological capital of the Americas, is home to a long history which included the rise and fall of the Inca Empire as well as the invasion of Spanish colonizers in the early 1500s.

Today, all the remains of both eras can be seen clearly through the narrow streets which are centuries-old. This makes Cusco like no other place on earth.

The city has come out of the shadow of Peru’s capital, Lima in recent decades and become one of the most visited attractions in Peru.

Tourists choose this destination in their trips because they want to witness the changes happening to the city as well as this country in general.

And for newly-married couples, this is a great chance for them to explore and learn something together. And in this case, it’s the long history of Cusco. And if you want to travel somewhere near, Puno is a great option. It’s not too far from Cusco. It just takes you about an hour to travel. You can choose to take a train or bus to go from Cusco to Puno.

Puno is designated as “The hidden gem by the Titicaca”. All the structures, the fountains and people here will make you all fall in love with this city. You and your partner can take part in kayaking around the lake. This will allow them to see all the magnificent mountains and peaks surrounding the lake. This breathtaking view will make them go to the world of their dreams.

Local IncaWomen at Coricancha Cusco.The Colca Canyon

The Colca Canyon in Peru is the second deepest canyon in the world, at a staggering depth of over 4000 meters. And it’s one of the most fascinating landscapes in South America. You can reach Colca Canyon in a half day if you travel from the Peruvian of Arequipa.

And in this trip to the canyon, you can visit the Condor Viewpoint to watch the mighty condors soaring high above the canyon. Although this is a spotlight in the traveling of Peru, at first, you may find it inappropriate for a honeymoon.

However the mixture of stunning beauty of the landscape and the high standard of the spa resorts can make this a perfect choice for a romantic time together.

The hotels here feature a natural thermal spring within the hotel grounds which allow visitors to enjoy a drink with your love when laying in the natural heat of the private bath. And if you are ready to pay a little more for luxurious services, you can try Aranwa Colca Resort and Spa. This will offer you two slices of luxury in this wonderful region where you can enjoy all the luxury of service and the primitiveness of the nature simultaneously.

Fresh river fish, grilled up at the Belen market. Julia Bellan photos.
Fresh river fish, grilled up at the Belen market. Julia Bellan photos.

Private Villa In Middle of Amazon Jungle

The Amazon Jungle spreads one third of total geographical area of Peru. It isa, natural, beautiful place to spend time whether on holiday or on a honeymoon. For wildlife lovers, this is their paradise. Here, you can come up with birds anywhere you go. They live and make nest in the trees of the jungle.

Also, you can spot giant otters in oxbow lakes which are very friendly to human. Or you can listen to the sounds of the jungle coming alive at night when you slowly fall asleep.

They are all magical and romantic experiences to be cherished forever. And to make your honeymoon a little bit more romantic and special, instead of staying in normal jungle hotel rooms, it is possible to book and stay in isolated private villas within the Amazon Jungle, for the top romantic experience. These villa complexes are absolutely isolated from other lodges, and still feature private services including romantic Amazon dinners right at the villa..

Remote Year
12-month group in Peru

The Northern Beaches of Peru

In the northern beaches of Peru, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the endless warm sunshine and romantic relaxation at the end of your honeymoon in Peru. This is the perfect spot for couples to take time and rest after the trip of your life.

Although the beaches here are not as good as others in traditional beach destinations such as Maldives or Fiji, they are still the best beaches in Peru. Many large enterprises have invested here due to its opportunity of development. As a result you will have more choices in choosing the right resorts for you and your partner.

These resorts will offer you luxurious amenities and especially astonishing views over the Pacific Ocean. This is a great chance to wind down after a few days of adventure and discovery in the Peruvian highland regions. And also, you can try spa sessions, water sports, swimming pools and cocktail bars with your lover.

Meg JerrardMegan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Having visited 100+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences. Visit Mapping Megan.