Aracari’s founder and CEO, Marisol Mosquera, reviews her top picks of the best private villas Mancora, in northern Peru.
I am just back from sunny Mancora in Northern Peru, where I spent time checking out the best private beach villas. Known for its year-round sunshine, Mancora is a chic seaside destination that offers seasonal whale watching, snorkelling and surfing. I highly recommend staying in the luxury beach-front hotels KiChic and Arennas, but for those looking for complete privacy, more space or longer stays should also consider renting a private villa where you are guaranteed seclusion, peace and quiet and fantastic food rustled up by your dedicated villa staff. From sumptuous, secluded boltholes, to family-friendly beach pads, there are no shortage of options in our beach villa portfolio to suit your tastes and budget. Here I share my handpicked roundup of the very best beach villas – all of which can be booked through Aracari as part of any tailormade trip to Peru.
Best Private Villas Mancora
All of the villas on my carefully selected list are located on a gorgeous, wide stretch of beach that is absent of both rocks and people. Almost always deserted, the area allows for a truly peaceful, quiet, relaxing beach retreat in a location that maintains luxury and natural rawness. This is a place to come to and simply kick back.
The best private villas Mancora are commonly equipped with beach views, air-conditioning in the bedrooms, on-site staff (including a private chef to cook fresh fish and seafood!), a private pool, and gorgeous luxury accommodation – but each also boasts its own unique characteristics.
The Best for a Luxury Secluded Getaway: Casa Adobe
The epitome of stylish rustic-chic, luxurious Casa Adobe is at a height of about 12km above the beach which gives guests a private escape and 180 degree views of the ocean. Here, guests can enjoy taking a dip in the private pool, boating in one of the villa’s two kayaks, or lounging and playing board games on the open-air bed on the raised deck with ocean views.
The Layout: Accommodating 8 people (or 10 including children), the villa has 4 very comfortable bedrooms each with an en suite bathroom. The villa is very tastefully designed and decorated and built using natural materials, primarily adobe – which is made using mud and straw.
The Best for Modern Style and Amenities: Casa Blanca Beach Front (not longer available)
For guests with a taste for the modern, Casa Blanca Beach Front offers the right style of accommodation and amenities. The sleek white exterior, the spacious interior hall and living rooms with a 42” plasma TV and DVD player, and the 8 Bose speakers distributed across the living room, terrace, pool and beach make this villa the best for modern style and amenities.
The Layout: The villa sleeps a total of 12 in its 5 spacious bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. With an infinity pool at the edge of the beach, a hot tub and deck with lounge chairs, this is a great place to relax with friends and family.
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The Best for a Big Group or Reunion: Casa Noa Noa
(not longer available)
With a capacity for 24 guests across 6 comfortable rooms, Casa Noa Noa is the perfect private villa Mancora for bigger groups or reunions. Here you can spend your day lounging by the pool, enjoying the beautiful views on the expansive deck, and dining al fresco. This property is less luxurious than Casa Adobe, but nontheless very well presented, well equipped and the staff are experienced hosts.
The Layout: Three bedrooms provide king-size double beds and TVs in the rooms, for a total of six guests. An additional three bedrooms sleep six guests each, with two bunk beds and two single beds per room. A 1,000 square meter beach-front villa property, it is made up of 4 beautiful cabins: 1 for common areas and 3 for sleeping.
The Best Understated Luxury: Casa Velamar
(not longer available)
This open air style villa, with charming beach style décor is the best villa for more relaxed, understated luxury. Guests can spend their days at Casa Velamar swimming in the pool, relaxing on the shaded deck, or taking in the sun on the beach in the villa’s eight chairs, only a few steps from the villa.
The Layout: The villa is a two story building that accommodates 12 people with 6 bedrooms. The top floor of the villa has 2 double bedrooms, each with an ocean view, en-suite bathroom, and air conditioning; one of these rooms allows for an additional single bed. The bottom floor has a total of 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms shared between them, as well as a large living area. Each of the ground floor bedrooms has a bunk bed, sleeping two.
When to Travel to Mancora
One of the highlights of Mancora is its year round sunshine and warm temperatures. Below you can check out the average weather in Mancora by month.
Please note that during Peruvian national holidays, specifically around Christmas, the Mancora beaches are more crowded. The private villas should be booked in advance if you are interested in traveling around the holidays.
In addition to our list of favorite beach villas in Mancora above, Aracari also offers private villas without air-conditioning, for guests traveling in winter months or travelers who don’t mind relying on the ocean breeze to cool off.
The Best Luxury Hotels Mancora
Looking for a hotel instead of a villa? Stylish explorers and couples will enjoy charming KiChic hotel. Families and luxury seekers can kick back in style at Arennas hotel. Elsewhere in the region, keen surfers will enjoy making them most of the epic waves at Chicama Surf Resort.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org today if you are interested in staying in one of the best private villas Mancora on a tailormade trip to Peru.