Beautiful mountains, fertile land and sunny beaches. Yes, Peru has everything: a country full of idyllic scenery that will leave you – and anyone else who sees it – breathless and longing to return. Both the coast, the mountains and the Peruvian Amazon have landscapes for all kinds of tastes: adventurers, history lovers and, of course, those seeking a moment of peace and connection with nature.
For people who are looking for or planning to enjoy their return to the outside world somewhere calm and tranquil, Peru is the ideal place – after it has successfully beaten the COVID-19 pandemic, of course. For this reason, we have brought together a few destinations that will captivate you with their calmness. These are just a few options.
Paracas National Reserve. Famous for being home to one of the most diverse marine ecosystems. Here, located in the department of Ica, you can observe a range of species such as Humboldt penguins, flamingos, sea lions, dolphins and more. You will also find exotic and warm beaches, such as Lagunilla, La Mina or Mendieta, where visitors can enjoy the ocean breeze and a breathtaking sunset, which sets in all its splendor in the evening, also known as the golden hour. It is also ideal for practicing meditation or simply enjoying the scenery.
Natural pools of Millpu. Located four hours from the city of Huamanga, Ayacucho, this place exhibits one of the most amazing natural pools hidden among its rock formations. This destination is one of the few in Peru that has turquoise waters. In addition, it is surrounded by a vast array of flora, which makes it an even more idyllic setting.
Cloud mattress in Rupac. An archaeological destination located just five hours from the city of Lima. Specifically, in the district of Atavillos Bajos, in Huaral. From here, visitors can enjoy the natural phenomenon known as the cloud mattress, a spectacle that takes place at dusk and which makes the visitor feel as if they were suspended in the sky. According to the locals, the best time to visit is in the month of May so that it can be enjoyed it in its fullest splendor. People often camp here, allowing them to enjoy a night outdoors and in connection with nature.
Calancayo Lagoon. This curious tourist attraction is located in the province of Canta and is sheltered by the famous La Viuda mountain range, which is thirteen thousand feet above sea level. It is also known as the Lagoon of Seven Colors due to the spectacle offered by its waters which ripple with the shades of blue, green and turquoise. The peacefulness of this place makes it an unmissable visit for those who, in addition to escaping from routine, want to enjoy a moment of silence listening only to the sounds of nature. The hours of trekking it takes to get there are worth every second.
Pacaya Samiria Reserve. Considered one of the most extensive natural reserves in the Peruvian Amazon, its 5,139,792 acres stretch across the provinces of Loreto, Requena, Alto Amazonas and Ucayali, offering unmissable exotic landscapes for all nature tourism lovers. This place is home to more than 1000 species of animals, mainly mammals, reptiles, fish and birds, among which pink dolphins, monkeys and manatees stand out. Likewise, the more than 900 types of flora make this reserve one of the most attractive earthly paradises on the planet. Here, experience-based tourism also prevails, which is guided by the communities living in the reserve, who allow tourists to spend the night and participate in their ancient traditions.
Sources: El Comercio/ América TV/ Correo/ Vamos!