Prepare for your adventure.

Things to know before your trip

Lima, the capital of Peru and ‘The City of Kings’ as named by Spaniards, was founded in 1535. Over 8 million people live in Lima, out of the 30 million of Peru’s population.


Lima is humid city because is close to the sea! The temperature in summer (December to March) ranges from 25 to 31 °C and during winter (June to September), it drops to 13-17 °C.

Where to stay

Miraflores and Barranco are nice places to stay since they are safe, close to public transport and full of cultural sites and places to eat and have fun.

Getting around and exploring


Take official taxi from the airport to your hotel or a bus company like Airport Express (Link: In the city you can use online apps like EasyTaxi, Uber and Cabify that are safer than street cabs. You can also use the ‘Metropolitano’ buses which run from north to south of Lima. The cost per ride is PEN 2.50

Food and drink

Peru is widely known for its delicious food! Lima has a lot of good quality restaurants for all tastes. You can’t miss Peru’s flagship drink ‘Pisco Sour’ or traditional dishes like ‘Ceviche’ or ‘Causa Rellena’. Tipping fee is around 10% and may not be included in the bill of the restaurant.

Nice places to visit

In Miraflores

• Visit Larcomar, a shopping mall with a theatre and many restaurants. • Walk/bike along the ocean-looking 5km cycle path ‘Malecón’. • Visit art craft boutiques of the Inka Market ‘Mercado Inca’.

In Barranco

• Make a wish at the Bridge of Sighs (‘Puente de los Suspiros’). • Visit Mario Testino Museum (MATE), Colonial Art Museum Pedro de Osma, or Contemporary Art Museum (MAC). • Visit Lucía de la Puente Art Gallery.

In Lima Historic Centre

• Visit the main square ‘Plaza de Armas’, San Francisco Monastery and the Catacombs. • Visit Art Museum of Lima (MALI), OHiggins House Museum, Museum of Central Reserve Bank.


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