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Things to Do in Lima

Everything You Need To Know About Your Lima Travels

Known as Ciudad de Los Reyes (City of Kings), Lima is a fascinating, attraction-filled place to explore. Full of rich Incan history and colonial-style architecture, Peru’s capital is a city that merits a visit on your trip to South America.

Unlike many other locations in Peru, Lima has a fairly mild climate, with little rain and plenty of sunshine from December till May. This makes Lima an amazing travel destination year-round.

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Peru's capital has more to offer than you might think!

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“My third and last day in Lima and it couldn’t have been a better one. Thanks a lot for this great recommendation // I was a little nervous to swim with the sea lions (to be honest) but it was so worth it.”

Discover Lima

Peru's capital has more to offer than you might think!

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“My third and last day in Lima and it couldn’t have been a better one. Thanks a lot for this great recommendation // I was a little nervous to swim with the sea lions (to be honest) but it was so worth it.”

What To Do in Lima

Although many travelers skip Lima and head for Cusco and Iquitos instead, this capital shouldn’t be missed. As South America’s second-largest city and a UNESCO Heritage Site, Lima has plenty to offer. 

Even if you’ve got only one day in Lima, make the most of it by joining a city tour and exploring the city’s highlights. Some of the best things to see in Lima include the Plaza de Armas, Huaca Pucllana, San Francisco Monastery, Parque de la Reserva, and the Santo Domingo Convent. 

Explore the natural beauty of Lima and head to the Malecón in Miraflores to enjoy mesmerizing coastal views or stroll through the beautifully-maintained city parks. 

You can also try sandboarding in Peru while you are on your vacation!

If you are more into exploring the city’s nightlife, you can discover Lima by night!

 

Peruvian Cuisine

Aside from its rich natural and historic heritage, the city is quickly gaining popularity with the best restaurants in Lima. In fact, not only are the top two best Latin American restaurants located right in the heart of Lima, but they’re also ranked in the top 10 among the 50 World’s Best Restaurants

From exquisite Peruvian cuisine to delicious street food, you’re sure to find great food no matter which parts of Lima you’re exploring.

 

Adventure Activities in Lima

Peru might not be a particularly famous destination for water adventures, but with a 1,500-mile coastline, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that there are some pretty exciting activities.

If you’re looking for something even more adrenaline-filled, join our off-road jeep and sandboarding tour along the magnificent dunes of Lima.

One of our favorite adventure activities is sandboarding in our Huacachina tour 4 hours South of Lima. For more info check out our blog article about our Huacachina tour.

Wondering what else you can do in Lima? Check out our detailed articles above!