Hotel Alegria is within a few blocks of Nazca's centre and steps from the bus stop. The rooms are simple, clean and have comfortable beds. The courtyard with its refreshing pool, open lounges and restaurant is an inviting place to relax. The hotel will hold luggage if you plan to check out and fly over the lines before departing for your next destination. They also allowed us to use the pool, lounge and courtyard while waiting for our 10pm overnight bus.
Reception staff is friendly; some speak English. If translation is needed, the attached travel agency/tour coordinators are willing to help.
Please note: photos will show dirt streets in upheaval as they are undergoing reconstruction which should be very nice when completed.
BREAKFAST at the hotel was small. It is suggested that one eat light, or not at all, until after their flight over Nazca Lines.
There are many eateries to choose from in town and as many recommendations as there are people you ask. We tried two and found La Encantada Cafe the better. It has both a ground floor and a second floor with balcony overlooking street (great for people watching). The food was excellent and well presented, wait staff friendly and the prices ran approximately $3 US for appetizers and $6-$7 US for main courses.
We booked both hotel and flight over Nazca lines with Hotel Alegria via email. The hotel had a promotion for booking the two together. The process was long perhaps because the airport was in the process of price increases for improvements in safety and services. Once bookings were confirmed all went smoothly.
We recommend booking your flight for as early in the morning as possible when air currents are calmer, or just before dusk when the air becomes calmer again. Suggest you wait to eat until after the flight. Our 7:00 - 7:30 am flights were calm and most enjoyable. After the flight we had breakfast at hotel and checked out. The hotel was very accommodating in keeping our luggage and allowing us to lounge in the courtyard and even use the pool until our overnight bus departure to Arequipa.
Nazca is a small town and it is easy to walk. The town is making improvements to its streets and widening sidewalks. Joseph, our guide, cautioned us to not stray beyond the main streets at night. Before heading out at night, ask advice from your hotel or guide.
For more information and video of the area, check out www traveltales.ca and click on South America then Nazca.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Alegria in Nazca is located just 5 minutes away from the Maria Reiche airport and the main town square - Plaza de Armas - near the bus station. Its superb location provides easy access to all Nazca`s tourist attractions. The Hotel Alegria was built with the latest technology in antiseismic construction offering comfort and safety. Its 48 spacious rooms have 24 hours ecological hot water systems, private bath, private Satellite TV, national and international telephone connections and laundry service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alegria Hotel Nasca