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El MaPi by Inkaterra, Aguas Calientes

Editor's Pick
Peru, Central + South America: for the nearby Machu Picchu, El MaPi in Aguas Caliente combines a natural aesthetic with
109 Pachacutec Avenue
Aguas Calientes
Tel: 51 84 211 011's insider take:

In a town best known for backpacker joints, 2010 saw the arrival of a 48-room boutique hotel—complete with signature welcome drink (lemongrass lemonade), turndown service (a revolving assortment of Peruvian fruits), and free Wi-Fi throughout. Though its glass- and granite-intensive aesthetic is polished and modern, MaPi—short for Machu Picchu—retains a decidedly local and organic feel, from the quinoa tabouli at the restaurant to the hot-spring water in the property's bathing "pond." You'll likely spend your days elsewhere (say, at those namesake Incan ruins), but the resident El Bar is the perfect evening retreat, with its happy hour pisco creations and organic wines.—Abbie Kozolchyk

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