Lima, capital of Peru, and capital of the region of the same name. Nowadays, it is a modern metropolis, with about 8 million inhabitants, being one of the main cities in South America, and it is the largest city in the country and, it is equipped with all the advances of modern life.
It has an adequate tourist infrastructure, ideal for the celebration of international events (congresses, conventions, meetings, among others).
The city of Lima in Peru has downtown areas, districts with modern infrastructure, with important hotels, restaurants, shopping centres and discotheques.
Here you can find excellent tourist services, from 1 to 3-star hostels, 1 to 5-star hotels, 3, 4 and 5 star apart hotels, as well as 3 to 5-star restaurants, specializing in local, national and international food.
Thus, Lima has neighbourhoods worth visiting, among which we have Miraflores, San Isidro and Barranco, where you will find from beautiful and pleasant parks and squares, to modern commercial and residential centres, pubs and discotheques full of fun.
Surfing, hang-gliding and paragliding are practised on the beaches of these districts.
Lima is located at an altitude of 154 metres above sea level.
Lima weather in Peru:
Lima’s climate in Peru is humid due to its proximity to the sea but at the same time with a high cloud cover almost all year round, a combination not typical for coastal cities, making it a remarkable phenomenon.
Lima’s climate in Peru varies according to the time of year, as there are a couple of seasons marked summer and winter that do not bring snow, only that the temperature drops more than usual.
On the other hand, Lima is at the same time a desert city because it practically never rains, a factor that favours walking tours during a city tour in Lima.
What to do?
Here are some suggestions of what to do in the city of Lima in Peru:
Watch the changing of the guard at the government palace.
Enjoy Peruvian cuisine in Lima’s top restaurants.
Study and relive Lima’s history in the different colonial houses of the city.
See important samples of Inca and pre-Inca cultures at the Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru.
See a wide variety of animals from Peru and other countries at the Park of Legends.
Have fun and get wet at the Magic Water Circuit.
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How to get from Lima to Cusco?
You can travel from Lima to Cusco by plane or bus.
A flight from Lima to Cusco takes approximately 1 hour.
A bus trip from Lima to Cusco takes 20 hours on average.
There is also a luxury train service departing from Arequipa to Cusco, which runs through the Andes to Puno and up to Cusco after 2 days of travel.
However, the vast majority of tourists choose to travel to Cusco by air from the city of Lima.