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Hotels in Cusco near Cusco (CUZ-Alejandro Velasco Astete Intl.)

Cusco (CUZ-Alejandro Velasco Astete Intl.) Hotels

Cusco's Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) serves this former capital of the Inca Empire in southeastern Peru. The airport is named in honor of Astete, a pioneer of Peruvian aviation, and boasts a spread of snack bars, spacious seating areas, and a large restaurant. Perched on the edge of the city center, the airport’s location is ideal for those staying in Cusco and wanting to visit the magical ruins of Machu Picchu nearby.

Hotels in Cusco (CUZ-Alejandro Velasco Astete Intl.)

Thrifty backpackers, outdoor adventurers, and urban explorers should stay in a cheap and cheerful 2-star hostel, and enjoy cozy rooms, free WiFi, and convenient kitchenettes. There are also plenty of comfortable mid-range hotels near Cusco Airport, providing free breakfasts and in-room cable television among other creature comforts.

Where to stay

Culture-lovers should stay in the historic center of Cusco, a realm that blends Spanish Colonial architecture with the majestic remains of the Inca Empire. Qoricancha – where the conquistadores built a convent upon the Inca foundations – is just one must-see. For a taste of the bouncing bars and tantalizing restaurants, stay near the Plaza de Armas, while there are plenty of tours running from the city to Machu Picchu.

How to get to Cusco (CUZ-Alejandro Velasco Astete Intl.)

Cusco Airport provides regular year-round flights to and from domestic destinations. It takes around 1 hour 15 minutes to fly from Lima, an international airport with links to new York, Los Angeles, and Amsterdam, to Cusco. Once you're at Cusco Airport, there will be plenty of taxis outside the main entrance waiting to whizz you to the center. A number of hotels provide free airport shuttle services, so be sure to check ahead.