This is truly an Oasis. Great place to arrive after the trek. Beautiful grounds with a nice swimming pool to relax in the sun. Rooms are good and spacious, with a great bathroom. Food was also good. Staff was very friendly.
This is a place for backpackers who want to stay in the lodge during their trekking through the Colca canyon from or to Cabanaconde. It is located in the beautiful oasis of green surrounded by dry mountains. However, the service is too basic even for a humble price. The hosts who are more or less friendly pay not much attention to the guests. A food is as basic as it is possible. Toilets are dirty and often lack the toilet paper. Internet should be paid, which is crazy even in this wild canyon. A pleasant detail is a pool with naturally warm water.
Right - I have no idea what the benchmark is for the Oasis and as no-one does Colca more than once, neither does anyone else! We were mildly pleasantly surprised here. The pool was nice, the beds were firm, it wasn't too noisy. The Wifi is surprisingly good but there are no electric power points to recharge phones in the rooms - you have to go to the bar. The food? Well a lot of the stuff comes down by mule so you get what you get. Another thing - everywhere eats at one sitting at 19:30. This isn't great because you need to wake up the next day at dawn to do the up leg before it gets hot. We ate what we had in our rucksacks and went to sleep early. Lunch was OK - edible but nothing special.. Breakfast was basic. There is no hot water and the shower is essentially a pipe in the wall: this is backpacker territory but it's not bad. Virtually everyone apart from me seemed to be under 30 btw. This was particularly noticeable to this 57 year-old while doing the 1100m of ascent the next day... We had a look around the other places - there are 5 apparently - they looked pretty similar, but this was the only one we could work out how to book 😊 A few words about Colca. It's warm at the bottom - don't be fooled by the temperature in Cabanaconde and don't take warm clothes like I did! We met some Australians who were attempting to do both legs of the trip in a day - unless you start very early and are super fit, I'd be wary of assuming you can do this, especially as the up leg will be in the heat of the day. Do go the extra 100m down to the canyon itself, it's lovely.…
We stayed here on the second night of our trek in Colca Canyon. After reading the guide books etc, I was not expecting much. What a pleasant surprise - we had a recently remodeled bungalow with a private bath. The room was spacious and the bathroom was clean and fully appointed. Keep in mind that this location is only accessible by foot, it is an oasis of green in a sparsely vegetated canyon. I was really surprised by the quality of the room. The main "lobby" reception/dining area is well appointed with couches and lounge chairs. The pool is nice with both shaded and sunny seating areas with lounge chairs. It was a little cool to swim but my girlfriend did brave the waters. The host is friendly helpful and welcoming. The food is good by guesthouse standards and the bar serves excellent adult beverages. The included breakfast was the best of our many guest house stays over three weeks in Peru. My rating is based the location of this facility - it's not a 4 or 5 star hotel but a guest house in the middle of an arid canyon only accessible by foot.…
You typically arrive at the lodge after a day of heavy trekking down and across the canyon. There is a restaurant and a pool (too cold to swim in when we were there). Food is basic. You will stay in straw/ adobe huts in disrepair with no electricity. There is electricity in the restaurant, as evidenced by the loud music playing late into the night. Service is poor. Perhaps the best thing that can be said about the place is that they can arrange for mules to take you up the canyon if you do not want to undertake the very exhausting and quite dangerous 3-4 hour near vertical climb up the canyon wall.
We had a great stay at the Oasis Paraiso Ecolodge. After hiking a few hours we were happy to arrive around midday and were welcomed by the friendly staff. We relaxed at the pool, went for a swim and drank some cocktails. The outdoor facilities are great- a perfect place to relax. The room we stayed in was basic, but clean and we had comfy beds. The lunch and dinner were tasty. We highly recommend doing the trekking with the guide Alexandra- she loves her job and makes your time in the Colca Canyon even better!!
It takes some time to establish a connection with the staff, maybe for habits and self-defense from invasive turism, but then when you get to know them, they are friendly and delicious (and they even managed to fix a broken boot). Highly recommended 1 night stop to restore body and soul. Thanks guys for the wonderful staying!
This is my first tripadvisor review and I felt compelled to do so after reading all the negative reviews on tripadvisor and booking. We almost changed our plans as a result and didn't come here but I'm so glad we didn't as this was one of the highlights of our trip. First of all, there are 3 different places in the Oasis. If coming down from Cabanaconde, we went to the one on the far right, run by Pablo and his family. There is some confusion online as to which is which. Firstly, the walk down is stunning. Way more beautiful than the mirardor de los condors. It is very easy to find the route, ask your hotel in Cabanaconde and they will point you in the right direction. You do not need a guide to do it. The Oasis itself is beautiful and much warmer than cabanaconde at night. The accommodation is basic but Pablo and his family are very friendly and welcoming. Noise at night was not an issue for us and we went to bed really early as well. All in all a great experience. …
My girlfriend and I stayed at Oasis Paraiso for two nights and loved every minute. Pablo and his family were the most gracious hosts and the breakfast and dinner were excellent! They offered a variety of different local meats for dinner and cooked it all in an old stone oven right in front of everyone. Would definitely recommend in the future!
The place is simple due to the innacesible of having more services, so don't expect something luxury. however the rest there is repairing after the walk, the pool is clean the beds are not very comfortable, but they are clean. the cook is very good, the menu very nice We were initially greeted by a very discourteous young man, happily afterwards we only had contact with the cook