Where Did Arie The Bachelor Stay in Peru?

As Chris Harrison likes to say, this was one of the most “dramatic seasons of The Bachelor” ~ EVER!!  Whether you agree with Arie’s final choice or not, I bet you’re still asking yourself one, very important question: where did Arie the Bachelor stay in Peru?  Seriously, I’m so glad that the franchise finally came to South America, one of my favorite corners of the world.  And I’m so happy they filmed in one of my favorite countries: Peru. 

Let’s Go to Peru…

Where Did Arie The Bachelor Stay in Peru? Girl Who Travels the World

Arie & his runner-up/now-wife, Lauren, at Machu Picchu in Peru. Photo courtesy of ABC.


Where Did Arie the Bachelor Stay in Peru?

In our search to solve this mystery, we’ll travel from the sand dunes of Ica (where he stayed with Becca), all the way up to Cusco, the gateway to Machu Picchu ~ where we’ll check into an old convent!  Then, we’ll travel closer to Machu Picchu, staying in Urubamba, the heart of Peru’s Sacred Valley.

Ica, Peru

Cusco, Peru

Machu Picchu

Urubamba, Peru

1st Stop =Ica, Peru (Sand Dunes)

1. Hacienda San Juan Resort ~ Ica, Peru

Remember the big, pink hotel where Arie stayed, & where Becca Kufrin’s ex came & tried to win her back!?  Well, that’s the Hacienda San Juan Resort in Ica, Peru.  Ica is located right next to Huacachina: the famous Peruvian sand dunes shown in the episode.  These are the dunes Arie & Kendall sand-boarded down…& where he may have told THREE people that he loved them!  THREE??!! 

Ahhh…but I digress…

If you stay at the Hacienda San Juan Resort ($85+/night), you’ll find pools, spacious rooms, & a relaxing ambiance.  It’s perfect for couples & is just located outside of Ica.  It’s a great place to relax in the Peruvian countryside.  But, if you’d rather stay closer to the dunes, you’ll want to stay in Ica.

But Can You Camp in the Dunes??

2. Desert Nights Eco-Camp ~ Ica, Peru

Let me guess: you loved the glamorous tent where Becca & Arie stayed in the sand dunes, right?!  Me too!  I’ve tried to find accommodations like that in Ica, but so far ~ I can’t.  My guess is that “The Bachelor” producers created that moment just for the show! 

I mean…it was a tent out in the middle of nowhere without a bathroom, sooo ~ probably not too realistic.

The closest accommodation I can find to this idyllic, desert setting is Desert Night’s Eco-Camp, where you’ll have gorgeous views right out to the dunes, a “glamping” type atmosphere, & a pool that looks like it’s right at the base of the dunes.  Breakfast is included, & rates will run you about $40+/night.

Where Did Arie The Bachelor Stay in Peru? Girl Who Travels the World

The sand dunes around Ica, Peru at sunset.

Next Stop = Cusco & Machu Picchu!

3. JW Marriott El Convento ~ Cusco, Peru

In the beginning of the season finale, Arie checked into a beautiful hotel in the heart of Cusco, Peru.  As soon as he walked into its iconic lobby, I knew exactly where he was: the JW Marriott El Convento.  This is one of my favorite hotels in the world!  It’s set in an old convent (hence the name), & is an absolutely beautiful, historic hotel made almost entirely of stone. 

The hotel has a luxurious spa, excellent breakfast buffet, great Pisco Sours (Peru’s national drink) in a chic bar, & is an easy two-block walk from Cusco’s main square, the Plaza de Armas.  There’s nothing I don’t love about this hotel ~ & they even have oxygen available in the rooms if Cusco’s high altitude leaves you breathless! 

Prices run about $150+/night. 

Cusco is an AMAZING city ~ one of my favorite in the world (so much good FOOD)!!  I highly recommend staying here before or after a trip to Machu Picchu.

Where Did Arie The Bachelor Stay in Peru?

4. Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa ~ Cusco, Peru

Where did Arie’s family stay in Peru?  It was a hotel with a lovely courtyard, where they met both Becca & Lauren: the Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa.  Also located a few short blocks from the Plaza de Armas, Casa Cartagena is set in a restored, 17th century colonial house, but with modern facilities & contemporary features.  So many of the hotels in Cusco feature beautiful, old courtyards ~ & this hotel is a perfect example of that. 

Price: $250+/night. 

If you’re looking for a beautiful hotel that’s similar to Casa Cartagena, but with a lower price tag: try the Novotel Cusco.  It’s one of my favorite hotels in Cusco, & has a stunning, historic courtyard ~ with prices around $90+/night.

Final Stop = Peru’s Sacred Valley

5. Sol Y Luna, A Relais & Chateaux Property  ~ in Urubamba, Peru

The entire region surrounding Cusco, all the way up to & around Machu Picchu, is known as the Sacred Valley.  When you visit, you’ll understand why: it has a majestic, magical quality to it ~ with the stunning Andes Mountains creating spectacular views in all directions.  The hotel featured on “The Bachelor,” was where the girls stayed: Sol y Luna Hotel

This property is located in the magical little town of Urubamba, & it’s colorful decor is reflective of Peruvian textiles & culture.  It’s rated an almost-perfect 9.7/10, & if you look at photos of the property ~ you’ll see why.  Sol y Luna makes for an ideal Machu Picchu retreat, & costs around $200+/night.

Where Did Arie the Bachelor Stay in Peru? Sol Y Luna Pool

Outdoor pool at Sol y Luna Hotel.

Where Did Arie the Bachelor Stay in Peru?