Colca Lodge is located in one of the most spectacular regions in the south of Peru: the Colca Valley. The hotel sits at an altitude of 10,663 feet above sea level on the banks of the Colca River. It is surrounded by hundreds of pre-Inca agricultural terraces, which have been declared a Peruvian cultural heritage area, and is blessed with relaxing hot spring waters rich in the soothing mineral lithium. This is a place with ancient culture, synchronized with nature providing the ideal starting point for exploring the valley and visiting the Colca Canyon, one of the world`s deepest ravines.
Colca Lodge Review
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This Peruvian adventure lodge is perfectly integrated into the landscape and utilizes natural elements within and without the lodge. The 45 guest rooms each have wonderful views towards the valley and are built around the gardens and courtyards that flow throughout the adventure lodge.
Design & Sustainability at Colca Lodge
The Colca Lodge utilizes natural elements in its construction such as earth, stone and straw, integrating buildings with the landscape. The style is rustic, yet comfortable and stylish, with thatched roofs and adobe walls, helping maintain inside temperatures collaborating with the natural environment. The rooms are supplied solar heated hot water. Most rooms also employ heat-radiating stone slabs warmed by the local geothermal energy sources creating a minimal environmental impact.
Amenities at Colca Lodge
Aside from the incredible Andean landscape, the natural hot springs are the most notable feature of the Colca Lodge. These hot spring pools are built in natural surroundings by the river. The four pools are fed from a main source with the temperature of 176 degrees Fahrenheit cooled off with fresh river water. Guests enjoy the healing power of the open-air hot pools, each one with a different temperature. Close to the baths are separate changing rooms for men and women as well as lavatories.
This adventure lodge also has a complete hot-spring Eco-spa where a variety of massages, facial treatments, a Jacuzzi and steam rooms are offered. Colca Lodge has safe boxes in each room and at the reception desk. Medical nursing services, telephone and internet (in the reception area) and room service are also provided.
Dining at Colca Lodge
With an included breakfast buffet, the lodge’s three restaurants and two bars, guests do not want for much. The Puye Restaurant serves Alpandina cuisine as well as international dishes integrated with local flavors.
Nearby Attractions to Colca Lodge
The Colca Valley is rife for exploration via hiking, mountain bike or horseback. Explore along the river, up to the mountain peaks or into the world’s deepest canyon while watching condors in flight. Guests can hike to the close-by Inca ruins and visit Andean cultural sights, as well as visit an alpaca farm and colonial churches.
Accommodations at Colca Lodge
Colca Lodge has 45 rooms designed in a modern natural style, all encouraging integration with the local landscape. Each room has views of the valley and/or the lodge’s gardens. Wifi is available in every room.
The 19 double rooms come with two twin beds or one king, a small table with chairs and outdoor seating area.
Triple or Quad Rooms
The 17 triple rooms come with three or four twin beds, a small table with chairs and outdoor seating area.
Adobe Junior Suite
The 6 suites have one king or two twin beds, a small siting area and private terrace with views.
The large Family Suite shares a comfortable sitting area.
The Matrimonial Suite is perfect for honeymooners, featuring a large sitting room with glass windows, high ceilings and excellent views.
The beautiful, earthy Panoramic Suite has a wood-burning fireplace, seating area with large couch, private deck with incredible views and personal outdoor hot tub.