Like many countries around the world, Peru celebrates Valentine’s Day on February 14th. Throughout Peru and much of Latin America locals will be sharing love and appreciation with friends, family and significant others, with many referring to the day as Dia del Amor y la Amistad (Day of Love and Friendship).
Friends exchanging gifts are likely to give and receive small items such as cards, cuddly toys, chocolates or a single flower, whereas couples will exchange gifts that are more experiential like a romantic dinner, jewellery or an exciting getaway. While the majority of the world offers red roses to show their affection, Peruvians will often choose to give a native orchid to their loved one.
All over Peru, there is a wide variety of special and unique activities to make the day memorable. While exploring Cusco, travellers can indulge in delicious dining at the many cosy and intimate restaurants lining the cobbled streets of Cusco or at Inkaterra La Casona. Couples can take the perfect picture to commemorate the day and make a toast with a Pisco Sour over views of the beautifully illuminated city encompassed by the dark Andes mountain range.
There is no better way to create everlasting memories than staying at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel. Spend the day hiking the ancient Inca Trails and take in the breathtaking views of the mystical Andean Cloud forest from Machu Picchu. After an active day, guests can enjoy a candle-lit dinner with stunning views of the Vilcanota River.
Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica, located in the Amazon rainforest of Southern Peru, also offers a unique way to spend a day with your Valentine. Relax in the newly remodelled ENA Spa followed by a twilight river ride along the Madre de Dios, an incomparable experience when the sun is setting. Reserve a special Inkaterra Canopy Treehouse so that you get to wake up to a unique view of the Amazon Rainforest that will take your breath away.
While visiting Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba you and your Valentine can discover the Sacred Valley of the Incas immersed in the gorgeous Peruvian countryside. The environmentally conscious sweethearts can enjoy a meal created by produce grown on site and are even welcome to pick the items. Take time out of your busy schedules and sit back and relax in the Mayu Spa where you can enjoy a massage or unwind in the plunge pool amid the evergreen mountains of the Sacred Valley.
Whether you’re searching for the perfect spot to pop the question or simply a place to enjoy a romantic getaway with your other half, you are bound to find the ideal location in Peru. Why not give your loved ones the gift of Inkaterra this Valentine’s Day with an Inkaterra gift card? Visit inkaterra.com to find out more.