Updated March 13th, 2019.
An oasis of paradise located just minutes from the sea in Peru’s beach town, Mancora, Casa Nomade is the perfect escape from the tooting of tuk tuks of town and the overzealous beach vendors. Both quiet and peaceful with beautiful green spaces, this is the ultimate home away from home!
Further reading: Check out our Máncora guide.
Location: Close to the beach
Casa Nomade cannot be rivalled in terms of its proximity to the main town and Máncora beach. Being so close to the sea means that you can be up and out first thing to catch the morning waves before the crowds hit.
The accommodation is within walking distance of everything in the main town, from restaurants to tour agencies so getting about is cheap and easy. Perhaps the best thing about a stay here is how close the guests feel to nature. You wake up every morning to the sounds of the ocean and to the twittering of the birds.
Beautiful garden setting
You can’t put it simpler than this: Casa Nomade is a really pretty place to stay. Beautiful outdoor spaces complete with hammocks allow some welcome respite from the hot sun and provide the perfect spots in which to recover from a morning of surfing.
The cultivated gardens exist in stark contrast to the dry and dusty landscape that characterises Máncora and as a result, the greenery draws in more than its fair share of birds. During our time staying at Casa Nomade, we were lucky enough to see two brightly coloured hummingbirds. This only serves to remind you of what a beautiful setting this is for a stay in the town.
A huge selling point of Casa Nomade is that it is run by a community of animal lovers. For those guests lucky enough to be able to travel with their pets, Casa Nomade provides a welcoming and accommodating environment for them.
For travellers who have had to leave their pets behind, they can befriend the three dogs who have a full-time residency at Casa Nomade. Having the dogs around not only gives the place a really homely and cosy feel but also allows backpackers to get their furry friend fix as they continue their travels.
Spacious room options
Aside from offering picturesque outdoor areas, Casa Nomade also delivers on its rooms. Not only is the place sparklingly clean but you can also see that the rooms are prepared with love. This is not just a place to stay but a home away from home.
Aesthetically, the accommodation ticks all of the boxes, with traditional wooden features, spacious rooms, mosquito nets and communal areas where it is possible to cook. Some of the rooms come complete with balconies, which are ideal areas to sit and relax.
They have options to suit a whole range of budgets, dorm beds are offered from just 60 PEN per person whilst a double bungalow for two adults starts at 116 PEN per night. There is also the option for bigger groups to book a larger bungalow in its entirety. A hearty, filling breakfast is included in the room rate and the coffee is rated particularly highly!
The staff at Casa Nomade really go the extra mile for their guests. Expect a friendly welcome, no matter what time you show up. Whenever they can, the staff try to accommodate for both early and late check-ins. This is particularly handy for those travelling from Ecuador as many of the buses arrive late in the evening.
Speaking both English and Spanish, they are able to recommend off the beaten track beach locations where you are able to escape the crowds. They are particularly knowledgeable about the local area as well and it is possible to speak with them about arranging surf, kite and Spanish lessons.
Casa Nomade is great value for money whether you’re travelling solo or in a group!
- A bed in a 10-bed mixed dormitory starts at $14 USD.
- A bungalow for 2 adults costs $35 USD.
- A bungalow for 4 adults costs $50 USD and for 6 adults $65 USD.