Because Arequipa is an important and popular tourism hub, as well as a business and commercial center, it has a wide variety of hotels for every taste and budget. You can find hostels in colonial buildings set around courtyards or newer, more modern options. Most lodging is close to the historical center and the main landmarks. If you prefer a quieter area, look for a hotel in residential areas. Some accommodations offer views of Misti and the spectacular scenery surrounding the city. Many inexpensive hostels are on Calle Puente de Grau and Calle JerusalĂ©n. During the high seasons, prices rise and reservations are recommended (especially in August). In the low season, try negotiating a discount.
La Huerta is a safe campground on the banks of the RĂo Chili (Ca Santa Teresa s/n, El Huayco, 15 km / 9 mi from Arequipa. Tel: 054-787-817 / 288-555, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. To get there, catch an âEl Huaycoâ bus from the corner of Av Salaverry and Av Parra (every 30 minutes, $0.40) and ask the driver to let you off at La Huerta.