Mancora, Northern Peru, Peru
At a Glance
Beautiful beachfront property a short distance from the laidback surf town of Mancora in northern Peru
Enjoy great surfing and kitesurfing between June and November
Suites are all simple and rustic yet luxuriously furnished
Vegetarians will love the vegetarian restaurant here, which utilises ingredients straight from the hotel's organic garden
Just 9 rooms, ensuring each stay has a more personal feel
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The Peruvian coast has a cool desert climate. Winters can be quite grey with a heavy layer of clouds and a light drizzle, or ‘garua’; 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.
To start planning your holiday to Kichic
Kichic occupies a stretch of golden sand, a short distance from the laidback surf town of Mancora in northern Peru, yet remains far enough away from the action to ensure a peaceful stay. Unwind with yoga, sunset movies on the beach and fresh ceviche.
Mancora is a charming beach town on Peru's northern coast, a short hop away from Lima and something of a surfer's paradise. Being close to the equator it enjoys year-round sunshine and constantly has a buzzing atmosphere. A few kilometres south of Mancora town there is a gorgeous stretch of golden sand where you can find the charming and intimate boutique hotel, Kichic. A stay here will leave you feeling utterly relaxed, with plenty of focus on health & wellness, as well as yoga, delicious home grown ingredients served at meal times and that constant sea breeze.
With just 9 rooms and suites, service at Kichic is highly personalised. The design is rustic yet luxurious and offers plenty of creature comforts, with high thread-count linens, plush bathrobes, large TVs, AC and ceiling fans. Some of the suites have spectacular ocean views, while others look out over the hotel gardens yet still provide easy access to the oceanfront pool and the sparkling sea beyond.
When it comes to dining there is plenty of choice, with a vegetarian restaurant which utilises a number of ingredients from the hotel's organic garden, and a fish bar which serves up the day's freshest catch, making the most of those distinctive Peruvian flavours.
There are just 9 rooms and suites at Kichic, offering beach-chic accommodation and which is rustic yet luxurious and comfortable. Rooms offer a view across the hotel gardens or to the ocean and suites have their own private terrace or balcony. All have AC and a fan, along with high thread-count linens, plush bnathrobes and a tea set. Suite Himalaya is the only room to be on the upper floor and has impressive ocean views, as well as a king size day bed on the balcony for private lounging. Suite Neem and Suite Balance offer a private pool on the terrace and an outdoor shower.
Facilities at Kichic include a vegetarian restaurant and a beach bar serving up delicious fresh seafood. There is an on-site organic garden which provides the restaurants with a number of their ingredients. An oceanfront pool offers the perfect spot for relaxing whilst those who prefer a spot of pampering can make the most of the spa.
Relaxation is key at Kichic, and there is a large focus on wellness, with daily yoga offered in a variety of different styles. For something a little different, a private cinema can also be arranged on the beach for a romantic evening under the stars. Mancora is a popular surfing destination for those who prefer to keep active and it's easy to arrange a horse ride along the sand. Kichic can also arrange ceviche tours for people keen to get under the skin of Peruvian cuisine.
Cheska Lowe (Staff)
Stepping in through the main door here, I immediately felt very 'zen' - the sounds of the sea and wind chimes and the lovely small pool put you into a relaxed state of mind. The hotel is small with only 9 rooms so you get a great personalised service, and they really listen to all your requests. The food here is al vegetarian and fish and draws from a number of international influences, the tuna kichic ceviche was out of this world!!! This hotel would be a perfect finish to an action packed trip around Peru, I thoroughly enjoyed.
Location & directions
Mancora, Northern Peru, Peru
Kichic can be found on a quiet stretch of beach in Mancora, a laidback surf town on the northern coast of Peru.
How to get there
Mancora can be reached from three nearby domestic airports - Talara, Piura and Tumbes, all of which are less than a 2-hour flight from Lima. Talara is the closest airport to Kichic and is just a further 1-hour 15-minute drive.
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