Best Affordable Beach Resorts
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Mancora Marina Hotel, Peru
Mention Peru, and most people think of Machu Picchu. But the country’s northern Pacific coast beaches are becoming hot spots for surfers and sun-worshippers. Many congregate at this new hotel from architect Jordi Puig. In the main building's stacked wooden cubes, floor-to-ceiling glass walls bring light and views of the vibrant landscape in to stark white modernist rooms. Steps lead down to a 90-foot infinity pool stretching toward the ocean.
Cost: From $185.
Don’t Miss: Go whale- and dolphin-watching or deep-sea fishing on the hotel’s private yacht.