Top things to do in Chivay

Observatory in Chivay

Astronomical Observatory

No light pollution equals excellent Milky Way vistas. The Casa Andina hotel six blocks southwest of the Plaza de Armas has a tiny observatory which holds nightly sky shows in Spanish and English. The price includes …
Buffet in Chivay

El Balcon De Don Zacarias

There are buffets galore catering to captive tour-group diners but this large restaurant on a corner of the Plaza de Armas stands out for the freshness of dishes such as alpaca steaks and the abundance of meat-free …
Peruvian in Chivay


Maybe it’s the altitude, but the lomo saltado (strips of beef stir-fried with onions, tomatoes, potatoes and chili) here tastes worthy of star chef Gastón Acurio. The sweet service is backed up by even sweeter cakes…
Coffee in Chivay

Aromas Caffee

The tiny cappuccino machine in this diminutive ‘three’s-a-crowd’ cafe takes the conscientious barista about 10 minutes to manipulate, but your Peruvian coffee, when it emerges, is worth the wait.