78. Lima, Peru

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Why Lima, Peru

Lima, Peru is one of those cities that you just pass through on your way elsewhere. However, its has its own charm and deserve a visit in and of itself. So next time, stop and stay a while, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you see.

Lima, Peru - Plaza Mayor

Lima, Peru – Plaza Mayor

Where

Lima, Peru sits on the western end of Peru and is the capital city. It is located in South America and sits on the plains of the Andes mountains.

How To Get Here

By Train

Train service is not a popular mode of transportation. You can get to Lima from Huancayo in central Peru on the Ferrocarril rail service.

By Plane

The closest airport is the Lima International Airport (LIM).

The following airlines has service to Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM):

Aeromexico (AM), Aerolineas Argentinas (AR), Air Canada (AC), Air Europa (UX), Air France (AF), American Airlines (AA), AviancaTACA (AV), British Airways (BA), Copa Airlines (CM), Delta Air Lines (DL), Iberia Airlines (IB), JetBlue Airways (B6), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), LATAM (LA), LC Peru (W4), Peruvian Airlines (P9), Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas (PU), Sky Airline (H2), Star Peru (2I), Spirit Airlines (NK), TAM (JJ), TAM Mercosur (PZ), TAME Linea Aerea del Ecuador (EQ), Tara Air (TA) and United Airlines (UA).

By Bus

There are several bus service to Lima if you are already in the country or the continent. Start at AndesTransit.

Lima is one of the places American school buses go to die. You can take one of them into the downtown area. They are a fun ride, hot, scary and dangerous; its quite the adventure.

Lima, Peru - School bus turned transport

Lima, Peru – School bus turned transport

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

Where To Stay

Lima has many hotels with varying conveniences. You can stay by the airport area or in the fashionable Miraflores area.

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

Where To Eat

Lima has lots of fine restaurants as well as street food and local eats. The local eats are cheap and the food is quite good. Just walk around the city and follow your nose. Of course you can also have a beer or two.

Lima, Peru - Pilsen Callao

Lima, Peru – Pilsen Callao

 

Lima, Peru - Empenadas

Lima, Peru – Empenadas

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

What To Do

Go see the Lima Cathedral as well as head to the coast for Miraflores an upscale shopping district. There are also countless shopping areas all over the city; some covered and others along wide streets.

Lima, Peru - Lima Cathedral

Lima, Peru – Lima Cathedral

 

Lima, Peru - Shopping Center

Lima, Peru – Shopping Center

I went to the Distrito Del Rimac and got a taste of local Lima life. Lots of shops and food. All kinds of things are sold here.

Lima, Peru - Distrito del Rimac

Lima, Peru – Distrito del Rimac

 

Lima, Peru - Distrito del Rimac old theatre and Metro station

Lima, Peru – Distrito del Rimac old theatre and Metro station

==>> Here is a list of more organized things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Here are some trip ideas from my partner Viator.

Additional Information

Language: Spanish

Currency: Peruvian Sol (PEN)

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Lima, Peru - Palace

Lima, Peru – Palace

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