Travelers come to Paracas for the islands and its unique desert landscape, and usually end up staying longer than originally anticipated. Paracas has an inexplicable way enchanting guests with its sparking, blue waters, its sandy beaches and its laid-back vibes. If you’re visiting, you’re probably going to be looking for a place to party. Here are the best spots in Paracas to grab a beer or cocktail.
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Zarcillo is one of the bars in Paracas you’ll want to dress up for, as it is located in the stunning Hotel Paracas, keeping pace with its luxury hotel reputation. Laid-back but with a twist of elegance, enjoy some of the area’s best cocktails in an atmosphere to match.
What this bar boasts is a good crowd that’s ready to party. If you’re looking to meet people, play some fussball or try your hand at a game of pool, Kokopelli is your spot. It’s the most popular lodging in Paracas for backpackers, which means there are always people at the bar, hanging out, talking, or playing one of the nightly organized competitions, like poker and ping-pong.
If you’re in Paracas and want to dance then look no further than Argos Bar, the only real dance bar in an otherwise quiet beach town. Come for the food and stay for the booze and music. They have trained bartenders—not hostel volunteers—who make all the Peruvian cocktails, as well as all the classics.
One of the 15 or so bars that line the Paracas boardwalk, here you’ll find yummy cocktails at reasonable prices and a decent selection of beer—meaning they stock a couple Peruvian craft beer brands in addition to the standard hits, like Pilsen and Cristal. It’s a great place to grab a drink and escape the midday sun or watch the sun set. They also have a daily happy hour, which makes for a refreshing pit-stop after a day at the beach.
This restaurant bar won’t be open late, but you can find live music here and enjoy a nice meal with a drink. Located behind the boardwalk, they offer all of Peru’s most delicious cocktails, making for a great night out with friends.
Hotel El Delfin Dorado is located along Paracas’ main tourist artery on the boardwalk, where everything is happening. Resist being lured by talkative waiters into other watering holes and instead head straight for El Delfin’s bar. It has an unbeatable location and a wide selection of drinks.
Not exactly a bar, but one of the best places in Paracas to kick back with a drink. You’ll find vendors with carts of alcohol whipping up cocktails, or you can order one from one of the restaurants and take it to the beach. There are beach chairs, plenty of umbrellas and lots of sun all day.