From the moment I first e-mailed Claro de Luna to enquire about a booking, everything about our 6 night stay here was absolutely wonderful.
We flew into Tumbes airport and arranged airport transfer with the hotel. When I e-mailed Lautaro to confirm our reservation and change of flight time, he advised that by the time we arrived (11pm) the restaurant would be closed but would we like a sandwich making - I explained we were vegetarian so when we were shown to our room, we were greeted with cheese sandwiches and a beer - how's that for exceptional service?!
Staying at Claro de Luna is like staying in someone's beautiful large private house - as there are only 9 rooms, the hotel has a real intimate, personal feel to it, with lots of places to relax, eat, drink and sunbathe.
Our room was on the second floor and because the hotel is directly on the beach, you go to sleep and are woken up to the sound of the Pacific Ocean - bliss! The rooms don't have air conditioning (it's not needed) and because of the natural breeze we didn't even need to put the fan on, despite the daily outside temperature being 30 degrees.
We walked into Mancora a couple of times (mainly to try out a great vegetarian restaurant Angela's Place we'd read about and also to shop - cheap Havaianas!) but apart from that there really is no reason to leave the hotel.
Apart from our visits to Angela's Place, we ate all our other meals at the hotel because the food here is exceptional - some of the best food we've had anywhere on our travels.
The service from Lautaro, Ricardo and the 2 waiters was out of this world, and this hotel deserves every positive review it gets on Tripadvisor.
We will definitely be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Claro de Luna is right on the seashore, beach front row at the exclusive area Las Pocitas, 2km away from downtown Máncora. It’s suitable for up to max. 20 people and very spacious, with lots of spots with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Our concept: Private Villa with our high quality hotel service with more than 10 years of experience. Various alternatives for groups of 6 people or less, and up to a max. of 20 people. Claro de Luna has been re-designed towards a truly relax and comfort experience for our guests, with private lounge areas with stunning ocean views, a large infinity pool at seashore, sun-loungers at the beach, a fully equipped bar, cinema living room, board game´s table, daily cleaning service and a complete cooking service provided by our 2 Chefs with a wide seafood and international menu. ... more less