Libertador Paracas

Paracas, Lima and the Desert Coast, Peru

At a Glance

  • The hotel has two heated pools - a main pool and a family pool

  • Stands on the Pacific coast by the Paracas National Reserve

  • A spa offers a variety of relaxing treatments and massages

  • Great base for excursions to the fauna-rich Ballestas islands and also taking an over flight above the mysterious Nazca lines

  • Completely renovated and reopened in 2010. Has a sleek, contemporary style

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Lima’s weather is very temperate due to its proximity to the equator. Winters in Lima can be quite grey as a result of the humid climate. Through most of winter Lima is covered in a layer of clouds and a light drizzle, or ‘garúa’; average temperatures are around 15°C. The summer months of December to March tend to be sunny and temperatures average around 22°C, though they can go as high as 27°C. The humidity factor makes these seemingly mild temperatures feel more extreme.

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Enjoy a desert adventure crossing the spectacular Paracas sand dunes by 4x4 followed by a candle lit dinner under the stars

Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Libertador Paracas or take a look at our itineraries to Lima and the Desert Coast


The Libertador Paracas is a luxury resort hotel in Paracas on Peru's coast to the south of Lima and is great for simply relaxing but also an excellent base from which to explore the wildlife-rich Ballestas Islands and Paracas Natural Reserve.

The Libertador Paracas, overlooking Paracas bay, is the most luxurious hotel on Peru's coastline and makes an ideal base for visiting the Nazca Lines as well as exploring the Ballestas Islands with their amazing diversity of marine wildlife, from sealions and flamingos to dolphins and penguins.

The 120 rooms and suites are tastefully decorated with bamboo covered walls, wood furnishings and local textiles and have all modern facilities, plus private balconies, patios or terraces, overlooking the gardens or the ocean.

Bask on a lounger by one of the hotel's two swimming pools, enjoy a Pisco sour in the trendy bar or pamper yourself with a relaxing massage in the luxury spa. There are two restaurants, the Trattoria serving Italian cuisine in relaxed surroundings or the more formal Ballestas restaurant offering a gourmet dining experience with dishes cleverly blending Mediterranean and Peruvian flavors.

Families are also well taken care of at Libertador Paracas, with a family pool, special children's menu, children's club and interconnecting room options.

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There are 120 rooms and suites at Libertador Paracas, with elegant bamboo and wood furnishings. All have an ipod docking station and large LCD screen TVs. Superior rooms have an ocean or garden view and private balcony or patio. Balcony Suites have a separate living room and balcony, Solarium Suites have a separate living room and two ocean view balconies, one with dining table and the Plunge Pool Suites have a living room and two spacious terraces, with a dining table and plunge pool.


Children are well catered for at Libertador Paracas. There is a children's club, playground, family pool and a children's menu on offer in the restaurant. Cots can be provided and connecting rooms are available. The Balcony Suites and Solarium Suites both have a sofa in the living room, which can sleep two children up to the age of 10 years. Babysitting can be arranged on request .


The Libertador Paracas has superb facilties including a bar, bar lounge and two excellent restaurants, the Trattoria serving Italian cuisine and the Ballestas restaurant specializing in gourmet Peruvian and Mediterranean fusion cuisine. There are also two large outdoor heated swimming pools and a luxury spa offering a variety of pampering treatments.


Guests at Libertador Paracas can enjoy a variety of excursions. Fly over the Nazca lines, take a trip on the hotel's private yacht to see the Ballestas Islands, whose cliffs and rocky bays teem with wildlife or a 4X4 excursion to the Paracas Natural Reserve, with dramatic desert dunes and hundreds of birds, culminating with a luxury picnic under the stars. Alternatively explore the 15th century Tambo Colorado architectural complex or tour a local vineyard producing Peru's famous Pisco spirit.




Amid the ruins of the iconic Hotel Paracas that crumbled during an August 2007 earthquake, famed Peruvian architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia designed this new 121-room resort (part of Starwood's Luxury Collection) in the coastal desert three hours south of Lima. Two-story white bungalows whose design incorporates some $2 million of bamboo blend into the dune-filled horizon, contrasting the deep-blue waters of the Paracas National Marine Reserve. There's an earthy feel to the accommodations, with textiles modeled after pre-Columbian designs, wood floors, walls covered in bamboo, and patios that look out onto the Pacific. While the bay is better for windsurfing, the daybeds at the glitzy pool scenes, where roving waiters fetch a steady supply of passion fruit sours and seviche, have become the new it spot for Lima's well-to-do. The hotel makes a restful base for a slew of nearby adventures—you can do scenic flights of the Nazca desert geoglyphs in its private jet, yacht rides to spot sea lions and Humboldt penguins on the Islas Ballestas, and pisco tastings at the Viñas de Oro distillery right at the resort. —2010 Hot List


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Location & directions

Paracas, Lima and the Desert Coast, Peru

Located in Paracas Bay on the Pacific coast overlooking the Paracas Natural Reserve, in Pisco, Southern Peru.

How to get there

13-hour flight from London to Lima's Jorge Chávez International Airport. Libertador Paracas is 3-hours by road from Lima or a 45-minute flight by light plane.

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