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Arequipa travel guide

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You're Going to Love Arequipa

As a designated UNESCO "human heritage" site, Arequipa is popular for history buffs and regular travelers alike. From its beautiful colonial-era architecture to the more humble but nonetheless intricately carved houses made from sillar, Arequipa will fascinate and charm you with its rugged volcanoes, fluffy Alpacas, delicious Peruvian cuisine, and more.

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When to Visit Arequipa

Traveling to Arequipa in the dry winter season, from May to September, is the best time; temperatures are still a pleasant 68. November through April is summer time and there are heavy rains with temperatures ranging from 75 to the high 90s.

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How to Get to Arequipa

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Where to Stay in Arequipa

If you're looking for lush gardens, with pools and hammocks, there's no better place than La Casa de mi Abuela. For something that has cleanliness and comfort built into the price, check out La Casa de Melgar Arequipa.

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Shopping Streets

Plenty of malls have recently opened in Arequipa, including Parque Lambramani and Mall Aventura Plaza Arequipa. If you're into local crafts and alpaca wool, check out the square close to La Compañía church.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk costs S/. 3.65 and a dozen eggs will come to about S/. 4.49.

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Cheap meal
$3.98
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
$70.17
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
$0.37
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$2.34

Where to Eat in Arequipa

The best spots to eat in Arequipa are the traditional picanterias. Get your fill of the famous (and favorite) local dish chicharrón: fried pork with corn. Meals come with a soup and a main course for around S/. 10, and up to S/. 30 at La Capitana.