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Lima & The Central Coast

mosaic Lima

The capital city of Lima is a massive, sprawling city on the Pacific coast. Adjacent is Callo, the city which is where you arrive at the international airport. It is a 45 minute drive from the airport in Callao to the areas in Lima where most travelers stay.

Food & key neighborhoods

Lima is best known for cuisine, increasingly so as Peruvian restaurants continue to pop up around the globe. The most popular neighborhoods for tourists are Miraflores, San Isidro and Barranco. These three have the best restaurants, hotels, museums and other tourist attractions in Lima. However, each neighborhood (called a district) has its own flavor. Check out the entries for restaurants and neighborhoods below.

Transport & security

These three neighborhoods are adjacent to each other, which makes getting around easier. There are other interesting areas in Lima, but they are less touristy and therefore less safe. Theft is a major problem in Lima and the farther you get from touristy areas, the more risk you must consider. See Lima Transport and City Safety & Police for more info.

Lima Archeology

Lima Museums

Lima Neighborhoods

Lima Nightlife

Lima Parks

Lima Restaurants

The Central Coast

Buying art in Lima

Try Barranco first

Text © Heather Jasper

Images by AgainErick & Shaundd & CW, Heather Jasper