Bordered by 3 volcanoes, Arequipa, Peru is a gorgeous and unique vacation destination. Arequipa’s dramatic landscape possesses not only volcanoes, but also snow-capped peaks, majestic mountains, and deep canyons. A true natural beauty that will stir your heart.
A top attraction for travelers is the historic town center. In the year 2000, it was recognized by the UNESCO World Heritage, and with good reason. The area showcases the city’s striking cellar, or local white volcanic rock, architecture. At the heart of the city’s center is Plaza de Armas, an elegant main square. There’s also a 17th-century neoclassical Basilica Cathedral, which houses a museum showcasing religious objects and artwork. Just north of Plaza de Armas is the Santa Catalina Convent. Founded in 1580, this jewel of Arequipa is as eye-catching as it is interesting, with its bold colors, sunny courtyards, and a maze of narrow cloisters. The huge complex was once home to a combination of 450 nuns and their servants. Today, only 20 nuns reside in a section of the nunnery, and the rest is open to the public. It’s an easy stroll from the city’s center to the quiet neighborhood of Yanahuara. This area boasts a pretty 18th-century church and charming plaza. Also, visitors are truly rewarded with a fantastic lookout that offers spectacular views of Arequipa and one of its 3 volcanoes, El Misti. Ready to visit Arequipa? Then book your stay with one of these top Airbnb accommodations and see what marvelous Peruvian adventure awaits you!
With wonderful views of 2 of the 3 volcanoes from the room’s balcony, this snug private room makes a great lodging choice for a couple or a solo traveler. The balcony provides a nice table/chair set for relaxing at the end of a busy day, where you can make a cup of tea and watch the day go by. The private room is simple, yet cheerfully decorated and promises comfort. Lunge into the comfort of the bed, fitted with soft and comfortable bedding. A good night sleep is all you need to recharge for yet another day of adventure, and this apartment offers just that! Further, the apartment offers an attached private bath, and guests have access to the common fridge to store food. This apartment also has a toasty fireplace by the living room where guests are more than welcome to spend a pleasant evening gathered by the fire. A great central locale, the Plaza de Armas is just a 20-minute walk and the hosts are happy to direct you to other tourist attractions.
Master room with balcony
Guests get a lot for the price at this lovely accommodation on the 7th floor of a large building. Situated within the best and safest area of town, this tidy and fully furnished apartment is close to delicious restaurants, nice shopping malls, convenient banks, and provides a nice view of one of the 3 volcanoes. Top amenities, such as a doorman, WiFi, work desk, cable TV, fully-equipped kitchen, iron, and washing machine are also provided.
This apartment is a 20-minute walk to the Plaza de Armas, and many guests love the location and highly recommend a stay at 703 Magnus.
703 Magnus Departamento CC Cayma
Boasting spectacular views of the Pichi Pichu, Misti, and Chachani volcanoes, this cozy apartment is situated in a fabulous location. It is just a 10-minute walk to the city’s historic center, offering great sightseeing opportunities. This apartment offers chic living room furnishings, comfortable bedroom settings with orthopedic mattresses, and lots of natural light. The kitchen is small but efficient, and there’s an LED TV with cable service, along with speedy wireless internet.
Your best location with a fabulous view -La QuintaArequipa, Peru
Top guest reviewsThe beds are fantastically comfortable!!!The beds are also very comfortable.The rooms were spacious and the beds were soft and comfortable.The apartment was very clean and well set up.The apartment is well kept and very clean.Everything was very clean and tidy.
Host:Our host, Rosa, was extremely accommodating.Rosa is there for whatever you may need.Thank you RosaRead more reviewsIf I come again, I strongly would like to stay at this place.I would stay here again not only because of the location butOne of the best places we have stayed at and would highly recommend.
Enjoy a nice barbecue on the wonderful and spacious balcony, with breathtaking views of the volcanoes as a backdrop. This apartment provides everything travelers needs for an easygoing stay in Arequipa. Guests have plenty of sunshine with floor-to-ceiling windows, and the decor is classic simplicity. There’s a full-service kitchen with microwave, stove top, and fridge. Stay connected with WiFi service and keep your clothes fresh with a convenient washing machine provided within. This apartment is located next to a lovely park and the neighborhood is peaceful. Guests can enjoy their time at the center of town, and at top-notch shopping areas, which are all situated nearby.
LA TERRAZA DEL MISTIArequipa, Peru
Top guest reviewsHair all over the bed and floors pretty dirty.Living room, kitchen, bathroom and the bedroom were very large and clean.Great bathroom, spacious rooms, updated kitchen.I left the place nearly as clean as I arrived and we had no issues.It is very clean and comfortable.Clean and comfortable.
Host:Thank you Fiorella.but we walked it many times.I really appreciated being able to check in early after flying all night.Read more reviewsClean and beautifull place.This place it is AMAZING.She allowed a second stay indicating she felt the same way.
Situated on the top floor in a residential and gated community, this condo offers great views of the city and volcanoes. Close to cathedrals, Arequipa’s main square, museums, and the historic Santa Catalina Convent, this accommodation is a prime spot for tourists. Clean and uncluttered, with furnishings that exudes warmth - this condo’s offers an appealing interior that is popular amongst tourists. Furthermore, this condo features a lovely BBQ pit and common green area, which is a nice spot for relaxing in the evenings.
The Best view and location in Arequipa-PeruArequipa, Peru
Top guest reviewsShowers were hot.The bed was really comfortable also.The beds were very comfortable.The house was all sparkling clean.The apartment is clean.The apartment is beautiful, clean and well-equipped.
Host:We had alate arrival and our hosts were very welcoming and accommodating.Her mother was kind enough to call our taxi for us.Would recommend staying at Sandra's.Read more reviewsPlace was exactly as described.-Her place definitely has the best view.Very nice place to stay.
Make yourself at home in this spacious and modern apartment that offers comfort and attractive decor. The kitchen is well-equipped and the bedrooms are comfortable and inviting. The neighborhood is safe, quiet, and perfect for walks and bicycle rides. There’s even a couple of small plazas and restaurants, which is a great bonus. There’s much for tourists to explore, like Yanahuara Square, just 3 blocks away. Moreover, there’s also the Mall Plaza, the Metro transit, and shopping centers situated nearby. A grocery store is a 5-minute walk from this apartment.
In the heart of Arequipa - YANAHUARA/Best ChoiceArequipa, Peru
Top guest reviewsThe bed was comfortable and the shower had hot water.Kitchen well equipped.We had everything we could need in this apartment, and it was very comfortable to sleep in and shower.It was clean and simply perfect.Very clean and peaceful.The apartment is very clean.
Host:Thank you Lynda and Manuel!She met us as we arrived and as we left the apartment.But others have reservations already!Read more reviewsPerfect place to enjoy Arequipa.We appreciated the silence but also the convenience of the location.All in all, a very good location.
This recently renovated apartment is absolutely splendid. Housed in a great Colonial-style building, the place is roomy and features 4G internet and Smart TV. One bedroom offers a king-size bed and the second bedroom has a queen-size; both provide top-quality comfort. The 1 full-service bathroom has a rainfall shower and plenty of hot water. Decorated in a unique Peruvian style, this apartment has a spacious central patio that features plants, furniture, and lots of shade. It’s a great place to relax and unwind.
This apartment is close to popular bars, restaurants, supermarkets, public transportation, Plaza de Armas, and other main points of interest.
"AQP Xentric Apartments" Cosy Sunny & LargeArequipa, Peru
Top guest reviewsBeds very comfortable.Very comfortable beds!It helped that the beds were very comfortable.The rooms were spacious and clean.The flat is super spacious and everything was sparkling clean!The apartment has a lot of space , clean and it is very beautiful.
Host:And she was an excelent host.Elizabeth was very accommodating.We loved Arequipa and Elizabeth’s place!!Read more reviewsThere is s not much else to say beside that the place exceeded expectations!Perfect place for exploring Arequipa.This being said, the place was very quiet and we slept very well.
Striking in appearance, this house provides an authentic local living experience in Arequipa. Guests are free to roam the spacious abode that features an attractive garden area, colorful tiled kitchen, roomy bedrooms, and a dramatic vaulted passageway. The walls are adorned with lovely artwork. Wireless internet is also available. An outstanding location in a charming neighborhood, this house is near Santa Catalina Convent, artisan shops, cafes, restaurants, and galleries. You’ll experience a true Peruvian adventure while residing in this accommodation.
COLONIAL HOUSE in the center of ArequipaArequipa, Peru
Top guest reviewsThe kitchen was fully stocked, and there were plenty of blankets for the bed.The kitchen was also well equipped.The beds could have been a bit more comfortable as they were very soft.It was big, clean and very well located.The service of the cleaner is not really reliable.Very friendly and responsive.
Host:So I can strongly recommend the locating and the host.We would highly recommend this location to anyone.We couldn’t ask for more.Read more reviewsThis was possibly the coolest place we’ve stayed.Very unique place.Otherwise, it was a beautiful place!
Within a few minutes walking distance of almost everything, this centrally-located private room in a quaint home is an enjoyable and affordable choice. The bedroom exudes basic simplicity, but do not be deceived by the looks. Such simplicity is accompanied by comfort and safety. Amenities include a fully-stocked shared kitchen, complimentary wireless internet, laundry facilities, television, and an iron. Bath essentials, such as soap, towels, and shampoo are provided in the shared bathroom. The star of the property is the stunning rooftop terrace with jaw-dropping views of the volcanoes and the city.
Amazing terrace & views-Arequipa 2RArequipa, Peru
Top guest reviewsThe room was as described.The room was large and the bed very comfortable.The room was big, the bed comfortable and the kitchen has everythink You need.The bathroom is clean.It is extremely clean, very well located, and has a gorgeous terrace.The hospitality, cleanliness, and friendliness exceeded our expectations.
Host:I can’t recommend Robert’s place highly enough.Don't hesitate to book a stay with Robert!and she didn't speak English.Read more reviewsI don’t want to leave Arequipa and this place!This place was perfect.This place is nice and well located.
Located on the top floor of a modern skyscraper, This spacious 3-bedroom offers glorious views and modern amenities. The galley kitchen is fully-equipped with many high-end appliances. The living room and dining area offers roomy comfort. With large windows fitted throughout the apartment, there’s lots of natural light streaming through, and the bedrooms have terrific beds for a good night’s sleep. Guests can enjoy speedy WiFi and a flat screen Smart TV. There’s also a washing machine, elevator, and garage, for added convenience. Furthermore, this apartment is situated within walking distance of the town’s center and close to several restaurants and supermarkets.
STUNNING VIEW IN COZY DEPARTMENTArequipa, Peru
Top guest reviewsWifi worked well and it was as expected.The bed was comfortable.The kitchen is well equipped to cook in.Very secure and clean .Beautiful and clean.The apartment was clean and big.
Host:but she always replied my questions right awayAnd we particularly enjoyed meeting Martha who helps Carolina.and there was someone there to assist us.Read more reviewsA very nice place to stay.Just a very nice place.Great place to stay.
Arequipa can get overlooked on many people’s travel agenda because it resides in the shadow of its more popular northern neighbor, Cusco. It would definitely be your loss if you decide to give Arequipa a miss. With its unique landscape, dramatic architecture, and interesting historical sites - Arequipa is the perfect travel destination. Further, the warm and welcoming Arequipa locals, accompanied with amazing top-notch Airbnb accommodations, you can be assured of a wonderous Peruvian escapade.
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