24 Hours In Lima Peru – Lima Travel Guide
Lima has come into its own over the last few years, once thought of as only an airport layover for a trip to Machu Picchu and Cuzco, Lima is now a culinary capital of the world, a revitalized city, and a tourist destination in and of itself. If you only have a day, follow our Lima Travel Guide to see the highlights of this beautiful capital city.
Check out the changing of the guard! Head to Plaza Mayor at 11:45 am ( Monday – Saturday) to see the changing of the guard ceremony along with a brass band performance, an entertaining spectacle to see! After, grab a bite to eat or a coffee at Plaza Mayor.
Lima is famous for parks, food, and cathedrals, but you should also include the broad array of museums to your list of things to do in Lima. The three most famous are The National Museum of Archaeology, Larco Museum and The Gold Museum. These are my favorite museums for exploring the history of the local indigenous cultures!
Parque Kennedy in Miraflores
Parque Kennedy is centrally located and offers a great starting point to explore Lima, from here you can visit the streets of Miraflores where you will find trendy upscale shops. Stroll along the Malecon for a beautiful view of the coastline. For the more adventurous types, sign up to go paragliding and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city and surrounding coast!
Lima is the culinary capital of South America, and I highly recommend taking a culinary tour. The culinary tours depart for lunch or dinner and give you an excellent overview of Peruvian restaurants and markets. You can even try making ceviche; a delicious local dish made with seasoned raw fish. Sip on a tangy pisco sour, Peru’s most famous drink and enjoy some good food.
When night falls head to Parque de la Reserva to see the beautiful water fountain display, with 12 fountains that dance to music, it has been named the largest water fountain park in the world. Colored lights accent the flow of the water as the park transforms into a beautiful wonderland.
Recommended Hotels in Lima
5* Hotel in Lima Peru
JW Marriott Lima is a sophisticated 5-stars hotel located on the cliffs of Costa Verde. Its rooms offer a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the rest of Peru’s capital city. Its comes with a Health Club where the guests can get a massage or a facial, and keep up with their daily routine at the gym. They have two delicious restaurants that offer the best of international cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood.
4* Hotel in Lima Peru
Casa Andina Select Miraflores is centrally located, only 2 blocks from Parque Central in the Miraflores neighborhood of Lima. With an urban aesthetic – featuring locally inspired art and decoration – Casa Andina Select offers sophistication at an affordable price. The rooms have 4-star amenities, and the hotel has a restaurant, spa, gym, terrace, Jacuzzi, VIP Salon and business center.
3* Hotel in Lima Peru
Located near Larco Street in Miraflores, the superior 3-star Hotel Allpa is surrounded by shops, restaurants, and cafes. Only a few blocks from the scenic boardwalk with views of the Pacific Ocean. Suites have king-size beds, living rooms, Jacuzzi tubs, and minibars. Guests can dine at the Viaggio Restaurant (Peruvian-Italian cuisine), or order 24-hour room service.
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