How to get to Aguas Calientes and what to visit in there
The district of Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo, is one of the most crowded places in Cusco. The reason: it is the gateway to Machu Picchu, the...
The Lover’s Day approaches and the most romantic travelers are alredy planning what to do during this day. Between the historic cobbled streets of the city of Cusco or the incredible nature of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, there are truly romantic corners where you can celebrate love and enjoy a perfect Valentine’s Day.
If you are planning a trip to Cusco during these dates or just want to celebrate a special occasion with your partner in the Imperial City, here we leave you the most romantic places you will find in this city.
One night in the Sacred Valley
Nothing more romantic than an evening surrounded by mountains and with the stars as companions. In the Sacred Valley, besides dozens of archaeological sites, you will find many hotels where you can enjoy a few days of disconnection and nature.
One of them is Skylodge, a hotel located in this valley that has a great peculiarity: its rooms are hanging on a slope 400 meters above the ground! Visitors who want to stay here will have to do via ferrata to reach the capsules where the rooms are located and which are completely transparent, to appreciate the immensity of the Sacred Valley throughout the day and night.
Sunset at the San Blas viewpoint
One of the places with more magic of Cusco is the neighborhood of San Blas. Its streets, narrow and steep, are full of shops where you will find great works of Cusco crafts and countless restaurants.
But what we like the most about this neighborhood is its viewpoint, a place that offers us privileged views of the city, with its typical red roofs, the immense Andes and the blue sky of Cusco as the main protagonists. When the afternoon falls, this place becomes the perfect place to enjoy a romantic sunset with your partner.
A meal at the Fallen Angel
The city of Cusco is full of restaurants where you can taste the best dishes of Peruvian cuisine, but if there is a romantic place to celebrate Valentine’s Day, that is the Fallen Angel.
This restaurant-hotel has more than 150 local artist works that are periodically changed. But the romantic side are their heart-shaped sofas and cushions and the angels that decorate every corner of the restaurant. They create a perfect atmosphere to celebrate this day of love.
A toast in the Plaza de Armas
The Plaza de Armas of Cusco is one of the most beautiful of our country and, although daytime is impressive, when night falls this place takes on a special charm. To enjoy it to the fullest are the balconies that surround it, where you can see the square from a greater height and appreciate every detail of it, being able to imagine what this place meant during the times of the Inca culture. And what better than to live a moment like this with the person you love?
In addition, most of these balconies are part of bars and restaurants where you can take a pisco sour and toast in the purest Peruvian style.
Disconnection in the Thermal Waters of Machu Picchu Town
If one of your plans for Valentine’s Day is to visit the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, we recommend you to reserve a few hours to explore Aguas Calientes. This place, also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo, owes its name to its thermal waters with medicinal properties.
In the hot springs of Machu Picchu Pueblo you will find several pools with temperatures from 38 to 46 ºC, all of them outdoors, which makes it a beautiful place to celebrate the Lover’s Day surrounded by nature.
A train trip across the Andes
Traveling is also a way (and the perfect excuse) to celebrate love. Among the fascinating panoramas you will find in Cusco, one of the most famous is the train trip through the Andes. This route, which takes you to Machu Picchu Pueblo, is a unique experience where, in addition to enjoying the fascinating nature of the Sacred Valley, you can learn much more about the history of the Incas and their great influence in our land.
The landscape that surrounds you in the trip complements perfectly with our trains, which have romantic places such as wagons outdoors, where you can enjoy the air of the Andes, or the bar, where you can give a love toast with a typical Peruvian cocktail.