Sunday, 25 September 2016

Vicky with friends in traditional dress

Monday, 6 June 2016

Our Homestay in Cajamarca, Peru

We offer guests a truly remarkable off the grid homestay experience in the beautiful and historic town of Cajamarca where Atahualpa, the last of the Inca emperors was executed. You can enjoy staying as a guest of Vicky and her family, with the fantastic opportunities of sharing in family life, eating authentic cuisine, learning and practising Spanish and being guided as to how to live like a Cajamarquino and visit its favourite spots both on and off the tourist map.
This dead simple homestay is a S:/ 4 mototaxi ride to a residential neighborhood southeast of the center. It’s an interesting choice for long-stayers and families  or those looking to be completely off the gringo grid.Ideal for families and backpacker.

Read more:Lonely Planet 
Trip Advisor

Casa Mirita is only 10 minutes distance by taxi from the historic centre of Cajamarca.  It is situated in a quiet residential setting with a few local shops and restaurants.

bedroom with bathroom (double bed)                                S/: 75 per night per room
bedroom with bathroom shared (2 x single bed)                S/: 70 per night per room
bedroom with bathroom shared (single bed)                      S/: 35 per night per bed (2 max)
Breakfast                                                                             S/: 15 per day per person
Lunch                                                                                  S/: 15 per day per person
dinner                                                                                  S/: 15 per day per person
Full Board                                                                           S/: 35 per day per person + cost of room
Long Stay guests can negotiate a reasonable package

We can also offer a unique camping/farming experience in the nearby historically significant village of Otuzsco. As well as camping you will have access to showers and services (not wifi} S/. 10 soles / person / night

All services, hot and cold water, always fresh and clean linen

Address: Mariscal Cáceres 1337 - Mollepampa-Cajamarca Peru

Wifi available

Telephone: 051-076-369361

Celular : 051-044949481164


UK/US contact: Alan Malarkey,
Tel                      00442086575766
Cel/whatsApp    00447540770668
skype                  alanmalarkey

We also offer cycling/mountain biking tours in and around Cajamarca from our sister Business Bike Cajamarca, which you can finde HERE

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Who we are and what you will see

Vicky Is the owner of Casa Mirita and works as a municipal guide organising tours and liaising with local agents as well as giving advice to tourists. She has a daughter, Diana and lives in a building comprising her own home and that of two separate families who are relatives. Also included in the building is a small pre school or kindergarten which is owned and run by Vicky's sister. Mirita, after whom the homestay is named is a warm and friendly housekeeper. Vicky's Mother also lives in the building in a separate apartment where she breeds guinea pigs (cuy) . This is not an untypical Peruvian household and as you can imagine there is lots to do in terms of enjoying family life. 

Alan is a retired education professional from the UK and was one of Vicky's first guests staying at the house for 2 months at the beginning of 2010. He remains a close friend of the family and has assisted them in developing the business.

The living area comprises of 3 separate bedrooms, 2 double with bathrooms attached and one single (possibly double) with a shared bathroom and shower. The rooms are comfortable and clean. There is a communal kitchen/dining room where Mirita prepares tasty Peruvian food and where there is always camomile (manzanilla) tea available made from freshly picked and dried herbs. There is another living room where there is use of a computer and wifi access. There is a small garden with herbs and an area to hang washing. Someone comes each day to clean and can wash your clothes for a small charge. The home is situated in a quiet street where children play and local women sit and crochet coloured wool  squares to make blankets. There a a few shops for the essentials and sometimes in the evening people sit in front of the local shop enjoying a quiet beer. Just around the corner there is a restaurant and one of Vicky's friends owns a small workshop for making pottery which you may visit.  

Saturday, 26 October 2013