10 Most Terrifyingly Perched Clifftop Hotels on Earth

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Rifugio Lagazuoi Italian mountaintop hotel up in clouds
Image: Nicolò Miana

Is the idea of looking hundreds of feet down steep gorges, standing above the clouds or coming eye-to-eye with soaring birds enough to induce a state of vertigo in you? If so, it might be best to avoid the following hotels when planning for that next vacation.

Quite a drop from Rifugio Lagazuoi Mount Lagazuoi
Image: Rifugio Lagazuoi

On the other hand, if the thought of teetering on the edge of any number of daunting cliffs is no big deal, then there are jaw-dropping views to be enjoyed at these establishments – all of which are situated in some pretty precarious-looking spots.

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Cliffside Hotel Mirador Mexico
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10. Hotel Mirador – Chihuahua, Mexico

Hotel Mirador is described on its website as being perched “like an eagle’s nest on the edge of [a] canyon.” And for those plucky travelers who don’t mind a bird’s-eye view of an alarming drop, the rewards are clear: rooms that take their cue from native Tarahumara culture, and stunning panoramas of the landscape in Chihuahua, Mexico. The three-star establishment is set close to the loftiest part of Copper Canyon in the fabulous Sierra Madre mountains, which around the canyon rise to an eye-watering altitude of 7,775 feet.

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