Food is, to put it mildly, quite expensive in Huacachina. But then, is that a surprise at a resort like this? The cheaper eateries are on the south side of the lake. Because most hostels have restaurants, few have kitchens for their guestsâ€™ use. The Da Silva general store is just about the only place you can pick up on food supplies (Av Angela de Perotti s/n).
As Huacachina has grown to be a must-stop on the international backpacker trail, so has the number of nightclubs grown in the village. Most of the hotels now have bars. Most are laid-back spots to have a cocktail. Others have the music and drinking cranked into the wee hours. The majority of these places are on the north side of the lagoon and on Avenida Angela de Perotti. If youâ€™re looking to dance, hit the disco at Casa de Arena. If youâ€™d rather kick back in a video-pub and shoot pool, then head over to Salvatierra.
Upon re-declaring her independence at age 29, Lorraine Caputo packed her trusty Rocinante (so her knapsack's called) and began...