Hotel in Máncora

If you travel for food, this artsy choice is your resting place. The owner, Javier Ruzo, is the son of one of Peru’s most famous chefs, Teresa Ocampo, who spent 30 years at the helm of a Peruvian cooking show on TV (think the Peruvian Julia Childs).

Javier, a published chef himself and all-around character, carries on the family tradition at the fabulous restaurant here, but beyond that, he’s also an artist and photographer whose work (poems, paintings, photos) gives unique personality to each of the rooms.