Lonely Planet about Nazca:
And indeed this sun-bleached expanse was largely ignored by the outside world until 1939, when North American scientist Paul Kosok flew across the desert and noticed a series of extensive lines and figures etched below.
Today Nazca is all about Nazca Lines.
Where to sleep? There is a very luxurious Hotel Nazca Lines, but also Hospedaje Nasca Lines, Hostal Lineas de Nazca, Hotel Nazca, Hotel Nasca, Hostel Lines… Those are for the generalists. Then if you are a fan of one particular figure you can choose from Hotel Real Alcazar, Hostal El Condor, Hotel Condor, Hospedaje Picaflor, Hostal Mono … I’m not kidding.
Where to eat/drink? Restaurante Nasca Lines, Bar El Astronaut … Enough!
What to do?
Fly over Nazca Lines. No, I did not. Instead I went to see Cahuachi pyramids recently discovered and excavated by Italian archaeologists.
And only last day on the way out of town I stopped at El Mirador to see The Tree and The Hands. The Lines are actually much smaller than I imagined. Or at least The Hands and The Tree are.
Then I had the bright idea, that hiking on a highway in the desert without water was cool. It was hot. But I made it to The Maria Rieche Museum, which actually was cool.