Category Archives: Lima

How to Get to Miraflores from the Lima Airport by Taxi or Bus

Flights to Lima land in the Jorge Chavez International Airport, in the downtrodden harbor district of Callao. Unfortunately, it’s one of the worst areas of the city, so you shouldn’t go to the trouble of exploring or of trying to … Continue reading

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Watch the Dancing Horses of the National Competition in Lima this April

While other horses trot, the Peruvian Paso horse has a distinctive, instantly recognizable gait known as the paso llano, a synchronized side-step that makes it look like it was trained for marching in military parades. However, this is how the … Continue reading

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What to Do in Miraflores, Lima: Our Top Recommendations

Miraflores is the most popular base in Lima for tourists, which is why our hostel in Lima is based there. In large part, this popularity is due to its location: it’s a seaside district blessed with green cliffs overlooking the … Continue reading

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You Should Take a Cooking Class in Lima

You can’t truly experience Lima until you’ve smelled the produce in its traditional markets and tried its famous dishes, which combine Spanish, Andean, African, and Asian influences to create a unique and complex cuisine. This is why our travel agency … Continue reading

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Pirwa Travel Guide: Parque Kennedy, the Central Park of Miraflores in Lima

One of places one should visit in Lima in Parque Kennedy, a popular oasis amidst the busy street and skyscrapers of the center of seaside Miraflores, the most popular district for lodging in Lima. It’s not just a green spot … Continue reading

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Now You Can Visit Lima’s Huaca Pucllana at Night

As a pre-Columbian pyramid surrounded by the modern buildings of Miraflores, Lima’s Huaca Puccllana has always been eye-catching. Now, it’s even more so, thanks to a new lighting system that amps up the site’s mysterious charm and allows for the … Continue reading

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What to Pack for Backpacking Around South America

  We all stress a bit about packing for trips, especially when all you’ve got is a backpack and whatever goes inside needs to last you months. If you’re struggling to compose your packing list, have a look at our … Continue reading

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What to do for Valentine’s Day in Lima Peru

So far, we’ve already talked about unexpected, fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Cusco, but we’ve compiled another list for those of you who plan to spend the day in Peru’s capital city. And since Valentine’s Day in Peru … Continue reading

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The Magical Water Circuit at Reserve Park in Lima

Seven years ago, Lima’s neglected Reserve Park was made over as the Magical Water Circuit, a spectacular park showcasing fountains by different designers. Thirteen fountains showcasing unexpected shapes, light shows, and interactive elements keep visitors well entertained. In 2009, it … Continue reading

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One Day in Lima, Peru: Where to Go, What to See

If you’d like to make the most of a free day in Lima, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the ancient, colonial, and modern monuments of the city, hopefully taking in as much beauty, history and culture as possible. You … Continue reading

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