Welcome to Chala
Near the ruins, Hotel Puerto Inka is a large resort set on a pretty private bay. It has a campground that costs S13 per person, with a shower complex by the sea. It also offers horseback riding and rents bodyboards, kayaks, and jet skis. The showers are brackish, but the bungalow rooms are pleasant enough. The restaurant is open for non-guests for lunch. Credit cards not accepted – bring cash.
Colectivos to Chala (S15, 2½ hours) leave when full from the óvalo (main roundabout) in Nazca from the early morning until mid-afternoon. Onward buses to Arequipa (S35, eight hours) stop in Chala at small ticket offices along the Panamericana Sur, with most buses departing in the evening.