Nestled in the heart of Arequipa, minutes from the central plaza, Cirqa is an inviting retreat with centuries of heritage and modern luxuries to boot. Its beautiful 16th-century architecture has been lovingly restored, so you’ll find yourself in a sacred space awash with vaulted ceilings and stone archways hewn from volcanic rock. Unwind in one of the peaceful courtyards with a drink in hand. Head up to the rooftop and you’ll find a tranquil garden space with vistas of the volcanoes located just beyond the city. Surrender to a spa massage, or enjoy a soak in the plunge pool. After dinner, retire to your thoughtfully designed guestroom where colonial heritage merges with contemporary finishes.

Rooms at Cirqa Boutique Hotel

Cirqa’s rooms are encased in the original buildings, emanating centuries of history from their stone walls. They wrap around the hotel courtyards and feature neutral color palettes to emphasize their cultural heritage. Choose from Claustro, Aposento, and Bóveda rooms, all with Smart TVs, speakers, rain showers in the en suites, bathrobes, slippers, air-con, and heating. You also get a complimentary hamper stocked with snacks and drinks. The two larger room types offer a seating area as well as king-size or twin beds.

Experiences at Cirqa Boutique Hotel

Although this is a small, intimate hotel, there are luxurious touches and services from top to toe. You’ll enjoy:

Central courtyards dotted with outdoor fireplaces and tranquil corners.
Exquisite, inventive Arequipenean fare served up using locally sourced produce.
Heated outdoor plunge pool.
Rooftop garden and dining space.
Spa offering massage treatments.
Options for guide-led activities such as city tours, rafting, hiking and biking.
Atelier’s pick

One of our favorite things about Cirqa is the myriad of ways you can relax outdoors. Tuck into a meal on the rooftop terrace, marvel at the view of volcanoes, dip in the plunge pool, and, come evening, sit by one of the firepits.


5 miles from Arequipa International Airport.