Casa San Blas
At a Glance
Located just two blocks from Cuzco's central square
In the artistic San Blas quarter and close to local artisan stalls
Charming little entrance way decorated in a bright blue and white
Offers excellent value with simple but comfortable rooms, many with lovely views of Cuzco
Occupies a historic 18th century adobe house
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Cuzco’s location and altitude result in only two seasons: rainy and dry. The rainy season typically lasts from November to March, with the heaviest rains arriving in January and February. The best time to visit Cuzco and the surrounding area is during April-October.
To start planning your vacation to Casa San Blas
Casa San Blas is a restored 18th century colonial style house, converted into a small and laid back boutique hotel, located in colonial Cuzco's historic artisan's quarter, just two blocks from the main square and within easy reach of cultural attractions.
San Blas is a neighborhood of narrow, picturesque cobbled streets and whitewashed colonial-era houses, with red-tiled roofs and wooden balconies. Casa San Blas has been designed to harmonize with Cuzco’s colonial architecture around every corner one can see an example of local craftsmanship which mirrors the city’s Inca and Spanish past.
The hotel's accommodation comprises of comfortable rooms with single, double or queen-sized beds. Tika Bistro Gourmet is a unique dining option, which combines Thai and Vietnamese flavors and techniques with Peruvian ingredients, something which must be sampled. The hotel also has a piano bar for those who wish to relax amidst the sound of music.
Casa San Blas has standard single and double rooms located on the first and second floors of the hotel and larger Suite Apartments located on the third-floor terrace. The rooms are simply yet comfortably furnished, with double layered curtains, extra-length beds, handmade colonial-style furniture and heaters. The Suite Apartments also have their own kitchenette and living area.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Casa San Blas. Although there are no formal facilities for children, extra bedding can be provided in the rooms to accommodate them comfortably.
Facilities at Casa San Blas include a piano bar and the Tika bistro restaurant, serving a fusion of Thai, Vietnamese and Peruvian cuisine. Massages can also be arranged on request.
Casa San Blas is ideally located for exploring Cuzco, undoubtedly on of the most beautiful colonial cities in the Americas, full of life and color and home to stunning churches, excellent museums, a wealth of handicraft and artisan shops and the spectacular Plaza de Armas with its impressive cathedral. Further afield visits can be made to the Incan archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman and to the Sacred Valley, known for its colorful markets.
Mark Beken (Staff)
I loved the home-from-home feel here, and the service is very personalized. You are a name here, not a number. While the rooms are not enormous and a little on the basic side, this represents fantastic value for money, and is located in one of the nicest parts of Cuzco, steps away from some of the best handicraft shops in town as well as interesting restaurants.
Andean Textiles Tour
Peru's brightly colored textiles are iconic and can be seen throughout the country, each region boasting its own distinctive style. Pay a visit to the Sulca family Textile Gallery and admire the skills of this generations old art form.
Chinchero, Maras & Moray (optional hike)
Enjoy a fascinating private guided tour to the local village of Chinchero renowned for its archaeological site and colorful market (best on Sunday), the Inca terraces of Moray and the astounding salt pans of Maras.
Cooking Lesson Palacio Nazarenas
Enjoy the best of Peruvian cuisine and learn all about delicious local ingredients by visiting a local market in Cuzco and joining a bespoke cooking class (prepare 4 delicious dishes) at the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas.
Cuzco Off-Road Mountain Biking
Peru offers some of the best mountain biking down-hills in the world. Using a mix of rarely used dirt roads, ancient Inca Trails and smooth mule tracks enjoy an action packed off-road adventure outside of Cuzco.
Cuzco Walking Tour - Half Day
Explore the magical city of Cuzco on foot with a local guide visiting the highlights from Qoricancha Temple, known as the heart of the Inca Empire, as well as local markets, where you can shop for fine silver, ceramics and famed alpaca crafts.
Family Inflatable Canoeing Urubamba
White-water rafting & inflatable canoeing are fun sports, suitable for pretty much any one. No experience is needed to take part in this great day out to a beautiful section of the Urubamba River.
The Pinipampa section is class I-II outside of Cuzco.
Full Day Highlights of the Sacred Valley with Wayra Lunch
Wonderful full day private excursion to the village of Pisac home to its colorful Indian market and Inca ruins in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Lunch in Urubamba, followed by a visit to the impressive Inca town and fortress of Ollantaytambo.
Horse Trek to Huchuy Qosqo
A fantastic one day horse trek climbing high into the Andes to experience huge views, local farming techniques and some rarely visited Inca ruins - a real wilderness treat for riders looking to get off the beaten track.
Inca Rail Machu Picchu - 360°
Boasting expansive panoramic windows and an outdoor observation carriage, the 360° carriage on Inca Rail is all about the views, and the perfect way to enjoy the spectacular scenery as you journey by train to Machu Picchu through Peru's Urubamba Valley.
Inca Rail Machu Picchu - The First Class Train
Travel to Machu Picchu in total comfort on the Inca Rail First-Class service, enjoying views from the large picture windows and outdoor balcony as you pass through stunning landscapes in the Urubamba Valley.
Inca Rail Machu Picchu - The Private Train
The Private Inca Rail journey to Machu Picchu allows guests to travel in comfort, relaxing in the plush lounge chairs and soaking in the valley views along the way to this iconic ancient citadel. A private carriage is reserved exclusively for your party.
Km 104 trek to Machu Picchu
Reach the iconic ancient citadel of Machu Picchu on the one-day KM104 trek, taking in the final portion of the Classic Inca Trail without the need to camp overnight. On arrival, soak in spectacular views over the Inca ruins and the dramatic valley below.
Lares - Alternative Inca Trail
The Lares Trail to Machu Picchu is an excellent alternative to the busy Inca Trail for those who want to get off the beaten track and experience authentic Andean communities surrounded by stunning mountain landscapes. No permits required.
Rafting the Source of The Amazon
Raft one of the world's top ten rafting rivers, the 3000 meter deep Granite Canyon of the Rio Apurimac. This 3-day mini-expedition is quite extraordinary, and an adventure lover's dream come true.
Sacred Valley Horse Riding & Pisac
Enjoy an unforgettable horse ride in the Sacred Valley (all abilities welcome) combined with a visit to the local market, Inca Ruins of Pisac and lunch. The Sol y Luna horses are Peruvian Paso horses, which are unique to Peru and truly wonderful to ride.
Stand-Up-Paddle & Cycling adventure
Enjoy the sport of stand-up paddle boarding on the emerald Lake Huaypo before mountain biking to the agricultural terraces of Moray and the glistening salt pans of Maras. An adrenaline fuelled day exploring some of the highlights of the Sacred Valley.
Trek to Choquequirao
Head way-off the beaten track and be one of the few adventurers to visit the incredible site of Choquequirao, dramatically located on a promontory above the roaring Apurimac River, on a five-day challenging mule-supported hike.
Urubamba White-Water Rafting
Anyone looking for a fun and adventurous day out from Cuzco or Sacred Valley should try this superb white-water rafting trip, which takes guests down a beautiful section of the Urubamba River - suitable for almost all ages and abilities.
Location & directions
The Casa San Blas is located on Tocuyeros in the San Blas district of Cuzco, a location rich with Inca heritage. The Casa San Blas is located a short distance from the airport and public transportation.
How to get there
13-hour flight from London to Lima's Jorge Chávez International Airport, followed by a 1-hour 15-minute domestic flight to Cuzco (overnight in Lima usually required).