Lima Travel Guide
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- 89%Local Culture
- 87%Budget Travelers
- 60%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 59%Family Travelers
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- LimaCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersVegetarian+ 2Jun 30, 2014
This is perhaps my favorite city in the world. Don't get me wrong -- it has its quirks and rough spots. But like all good cities, there is life that thrives in all of the chaos. I have spent the better part of eight years convincing people to stay in Lima for a few days instead of just stopping over for a night on the way to Cusco. There are fabulous parks, fascinating historical sites and museums, and now a world-class restaurant scene that is attracting people from around the globe. Lima is developing at lightning speed, and every time I go back there is always something new and exciting to see.Recommended for:
- LimaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Feb 08, 2014
Lima is not one of my favorite cities but it has a nice colonial-style historical centre and a very cool "Magic Water Tour". The Cuisine though is one of the best I've tried! The food is amazing!Recommended for:
- LimaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Nov 16, 2013
Lima is an ever cloudy underestimated city. It's rarely considered a destination when one goes to Peru, but it's gastronomy and restaurant scene makes it worth spending at least 4 days here, eating and drinking probably better than anywhere else in the world.Recommended for:
- LimaOct 25, 2013
I love South America! The people, language, culture....and of course, so many natural wonders. I would want to base myself in Lima and travel the entire continent. I can get by with the Spanish that I know, but would love the opportunity to become immersed so I could leave speaking fluently.
- LimaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Aug 15, 2013
After reading a lot of reviews about Lima, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to stay there even for a day. Maybe because I had fairly low expectations, I was actually pretty impressed with the sites that this city offers. To be honest, it’s not a city where you can step out of your hotel and just explore – you need to do some homework and know where you want to go and what you want to see. So, be prepared and explore – you will be pleasantly surprised, there is plenty to see.Recommended for:
- LimaJun 09, 2014
Lima is a wonderfullplace. good food, good poeple, good weather, good life;-) I love Lima. so many good places to eat. so many places for taking nice pictures.so many places to visit. if one day you guys go to Lima peru. Dont forget to visit places like Pachacamac, Paracas, Ica, the nasca lines, Machu Pichu.
- LimaJun 09, 2014
I went to Lima without any plan, no expectations at all, My sister and I went there only because the ticket was cheap one week before my spring break. We were pleasantly surprised as we didn't expect much from this capital, thought it would be just like other big cities. It is hard to explain what made us like this city but there was an exciting vibe and energy. The food was excellent, I would say the best among all countries I have visited among South and Central America. I can see myself going back there again.
- LimaAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jun 09, 2014
Lima is perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, for starters. Then add beaches, an incredible gastronomic scene that grows year by year, historical edifices, and ruins that have existed even before the Incas. What a great city...in my opinion it is too often overlooked by tourists.
- LimaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Dec 17, 2012
One of South America's largest and most important cities. It has a wealth of colonial history, and has several great museums focused on Peru's precolombian past as well. Lima is also a great food city, with a wonderful variety of seafood. Before you leave make sure you have ceviche at least a couple of times.
- LimaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 5Sep 14, 2012
This is a city very rich in culture, history and nice people.. though i would be cautious around some people this is a great city, some parts are similar to Los Angeles and some are more rural and destitute, but overall its a nice place
- LimaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Aug 26, 2012
Lima, Peru was founded in the early 16th century by Francisco Pizarro, leader of the Spanish Conquistadores. The town is a seaport on the Pacific Ocean with a population of over eight million people. Lima was considered one of the great Latin American cities in the 19th century, but after years of political strife and economic malaise, the city lost a little of it's luster. It is making a comeback in the early 21st century, and I would recommend this city as somewhere interesting and nice to visit.
- LimaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 5Jul 22, 2014
There is so much to explore in culture, history and gastronomy in Lima, this is one South American city that I could see myself (and have seen myself) returning multiple times. There is a very interesting energy and unique flair about this city that makes it so intriguing time and time again.
- LimaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jul 20, 2014
Vale la pena una visita, en especial para disfrutar de su excelente cocina que se destaca en toda America latina. El centro tiene numerosas edificaciones coloniales bellas y bien conservadas. no lleve paraguas pues nunca llueve.
- LimaJul 05, 2012
I enjoyed Lima. It was the tail end of our trip to Peru. The food here is really world-class. I recommend researching neighborhood outside of Miraflores, which is where most of the tourists are. We stayed in Magdalena del Mar, which was not too far, but much more authentic.
Eat at Tanta in Miraflores, though. Do it.
- LimaJul 04, 2012
Do you know that Lima is the second biggest city in the world built in a desert?
Well, there is a strange micro-climate in Lima and the city is almost constantly covered with gray low clouds. Besides some nice places around Plaza de Arams and the rich neighborhoods at the ocean I did not find any other interesting sites in Lima... Maybe it's because I like more natural sights instead of city, museums, etc...
- LimaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersGreen Travelers+ 2Jul 03, 2012
This is a big city, without too many attraction. The best attraction is laser show in a park with fountains. Most of the people go to a market where they sell stollen staff from tourists. People go there to buy cheap electronics in order to return their stolen camera or buy someone else camera. I don't recommend to stay there more than 3 days.
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