Lima - Post Report Question and Answers

What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?

Weekend trips to Ica are a good way to get out of the city and see different things, there's even a decent wine scene there along with a mini-Galapagos offshore island, Nazca lines side trips, etc. - Jul 2022

Rafting in Lunahuana, climbing the ruins in Pachacamac, swimming with the kiddos in the heated kids pool at the Doubletree in Paracas, going to Parque del Ninos in La Molina on weekday afternoons (giant trampolines and on the weekends when its more crowded, there are giant inflatables and face painting). Good restaurants with local foods, roasted chicken and playgrounds 45 min outside of Lima in all directions that always have sun. Chakras is a favorite in Lurin. - Oct 2018

Major concerts, Mistura Food Festival, Cienaguilla, beaches within an hour, Larcomar, Lunajuana, car and gold museums, catacombs, city tours, the water fountain park in central Lima, Cerro Azul... - Mar 2018

Nothing is all that hidden, Peru is becoming a very popular destination so grab your nearest travel book and go to town. - Apr 2017

Eat, eat, drink, eat, drink, eat.

Barranco is an area filled with gems. The annual CasaCor design fair. The old tavernas in Pueblo Libre. Surfing. The prime cinema at Salaverry mal. - Jul 2016

Go where no gringos go. Go out to La Punta, go to eat fish in Chorrillos, go into the centro de Lima and just walk around. Go to undiscovered restaurants. Go to the big Mistura food festival. Enjoy theatre and nightlife in Barranco - Sep 2015

Too numerous to mention all of them, but lots of cool museums, archaeological ruins right in Lima, and of course, fabulous restaurants! - May 2015

Dinner, lunch, dinner, lunch...dinner on the water, lunch on the water. Travel around Peru! The lakes and mountains of Huaraz definitely deserve more attention. The jungle region is an adventure. Machu Picchu is great too, but there's a lot more than just that. - Apr 2015

Everything is a good two-hour drive at least (Ica, Paracas). Huaraz for hiking is about 5 hours. - Sep 2014

So many great restaurants to try, surfing off the coast of Lima, a pretty good symphony. - Mar 2014

Visit Incan sites, eat out, stroll the beautiful parks, listen to live music. - Aug 2013

They are too many to name! History/archaeology buffs will be in heaven, as you practically trip over ruins everywhere you turn in Peru. There is a good local ballet and orchestra, numerous art and theater events, big-name pop and rock concerts, surfing, lots of sporting and outdoor opportunities, opera, horseback riding, bird watching, traditional dancing, etc. Aside from the must-do trip to Machu Picchu, travel to the beautiful beaches is easy, and there are great sites to see in Arequipa, Huaraz, Cusco and the Sacred Valley, Iquitos, Puerto Maldonaldo, Lake Titicaca, etc. - Jul 2013

Restaurants, bullfights, walking along the malecon in Lima, traveling to see Incan ruins and hiking in the Andes. - Jul 2013

You can go to the beach at the Miraflores area and take a long walk with a view. Other things, like clubs and restaurants, are a big thing here. - Jun 2013

In Lima there is tons of stuff to do: take a city tour on the double-decker buses; go on the para-sailng over the cliffs of Miraflores; bargain for trinkets and other brick-a-brac in the Inca Market; take a surfing or tennis lesson in Miraflores; take a cooking class at Cordon Bleu; take a day trip to Asia; rent a 4x4 motorbike and go on a wine and pisco tour in Lunahuana; explore the center of the city and the wonderful museum of literature; explore the colonial churches of old Lima; go to a bullfight in Rimac; head to Lima Cricket Club to see the old cricket grounds and modern hangout for English expats; take a boat tour of the Palomino Islands; head to Huacachina for sand-boarding; the list literally goes on forever... - Jan 2012

Museums, shopping, travel, tours, etc. It is all here. - Jan 2012

Inca Markets, restaurants, beaches, museums, ballet, theater, rock concerts (in the next few months we have numerous acts coming to town, ranging anywhere from Red Hot Chili Peppers to Rod Stewart, as well as Justin Beiber), Incan ruins, haciendas, the list goes on... - Aug 2011

Again, lots of travel all over the country and neighboring countries, too. Surfing is a very popular sport, and boards and wetsuits can be rented on many beaches. - Jul 2010

Beaches, hang-gliding, horses, restaurants, ancient archeological sites, movies, concerts, lots really. Peru has an incredibly high density of intersting bidlife. Bring your binos. - Jun 2010

Peru has wonderful landscapes, history, architecture to offer, some of it even in Lima, but mostly in Huaraz, Cusco, Ayacucho, Trujillo, Arequipa etc... - Jul 2008

Beach, zoo, historical Lima, bullfights, museums, great restaurants, trips to: Cuzco/Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, the Amazon, Chan Chan, Arequipa, Paracas (just south of Lima), Ica/Nazca. - Apr 2008

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