historic center of lima It is one of the most famous in Latin America. With its epicenter in the Plaza de Armas, where Francisco Pizarro founded the City of Kings in January 1535—that was the city’s original name—, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, and is a must-see. the capital of Peru,
as much as his Coast, Because Lima also has a sea. Or to put it better, it overlooks a spectacular beach on the cliffs. incredible views of the Pacific OceanAnd knows how to make the most of it, with a continuous walk that runs through parks, gardens and picturesque neighborhoods on one side, and the sea and beaches on the other.
Thus anyone who has, for example, a day in the capital of Peru, can leave his feet well prepared. Walk north to south through the three main neighborhoods of the beautiful Lima Waterfront, here is my.
From the Dazzler by Wyndham Hotel in San Isidro, on Javier Prado Oeste Avenue, to the San Isidro Waterfront, there are about 15 impeccable blocks, between high walls, barbed wire, security cameras, and big homes surrounded by super clean, impeccable parks. Policemen and carers.
It is very clear that in addition to being the financial center of the city, San Isidro is one of the 43 districts that make up the upper and upper middle class Lima Province.
exactly what it holds Highest Human Development Index in all of PeruPartly certainly due to its many green areas, its large and new houses and its wide coverage of educational and commercial centers in addition to its modern apartment buildings.
The only noises that come with running are those from construction sites; Everything else is music: birdsongthe whisper of the wind among the trees and Children’s laughter in the squares and parksSuch as Parque Acosta or the Benamerità Guardia Civil.
Many children are enjoying new and colorful games with their babysitter in Burnley Park; A few meters ahead, cyclists and runners commute along a well-kept bike path on the Godofredo Garcia Boardwalk. and ahead, a small green fence that can be crossed at some points look into the void and be amazed by the landscape Immense, incomparable Pacific.
To the north and south, the city is lost in mist; Right below, cars and buses drive by Costa Verde Beaches Circuit, and crossing them the beaches are caressed by the cool sea. They don’t invite you to take a shower, but they do invite you to take a lovely walk through a park by the sea, a nice pisco sour to contemplate the sunset and of course to surf too .
The walk along San Isidro’s waterfront is as pleasant as it is short: in a few minutes, right in front of the beautiful Bicentennial Park, to sit and enjoy the scenery, you must deviate a few meters inland to cross the Friendship Coast Bridges on routes to and from.
Before crossing, take the opportunity to walk around San Isidro Municipal Market, So yes, cross the bridge and go to the neighboring district.
Miraflores is another attractive neighborhood in Lima more relaxed and busy that San Isidro, and Most viewed by Tourists, for its shops, restaurants, avenues. and also for its coastal resorts, which from the very beginning invite you to go through a place of memory, an interesting historical-educational journey about the armed conflict that Peru experienced in the 1980s and 1990s was.
The Miraflores Coastal Walk is the longest of the three: 5.5 km if you go very close to the ravine, with paths and well-kept green areas, parks and, in some parts, very high-rise buildings, which are already very Above the high ravines, it seems to see the infinite.
If you have time, an impressive 20-minute walk “inside the city” Huaca Pucallana Archaeological SiteIn any case though, there are several must-see sites on the Miraflores waterfront, notably the park, as well as a long boardwalk that adopts three names: de la Marina, Cisneros and de la Reserva.
at the end of beautiful park maria reche -Decorated with floral art- You will find a long staircase with countless steps through which you can reach the beach. If you continue through the park, you’ll find a skate park, a BMX school and circuit, a skating site, a children’s playground, a Chinese park, another descent of countless steps to the beach—Isaac Rabin—and get impressive La Marina LighthouseBuilt and fully operational in 1972.
more pretty love park, with his monumental sculpture “El Beso”, created by artist Victor Delfín and inspired by young lovers traveling to the beaches of Lima, where they kissed. The man designed the park, with its small amphitheater, its majolica benches inspired by Park Guell in Barcelona, and its decoration of verses by Peruvian poets.
There are two very prestigious places in Miraflores “Parapuerto”, a long green embankment from which paragliders take off, which can be seen flying over the coast almost all day long—a baptismal flight with an instructor costs 270 sols, about $70—and Larcomar Shopping Center, a shopping mall with a very special design: built into an excavation in the rock, at times it almost seems to “float” on the sea. A very nice place to stop for coffee on an outdoor terrace.
Where the Reserve Boardwalk makes a deep turn and becomes the Armandriz Boardwalk, the Miraflores Waterfront ends. Then you have to cross the Armandriz ravine and walk up to the Reducto Avenue bridge to enter Sewer, Most bohemian and colorful coast from Lima.
Barranco was initially a fishing village, and later became a resort for Lima’s upper class. And although it was ransacked by Chilean troops in 1881 in the midst of the Pacific War and was heavily damaged by an earthquake in 1940, Its streets preserve splendid exponents of that majestyWith large houses, some restored and others abandoned or semi-destroyed, such as those that can be seen along the beautiful Saenz Peña boulevard, or those on the San Martín and Grau avenues.
Barranco, the neighborhood of movement simple artOf bar and restaurant Where to taste one of the world’s most famous dishes art galleries and of bridge of SighsA wooden bridge that opened in 1876 and has been rebuilt several times, and which is said to have started more than one love affair.
It is said that you have to make a wish and for it to come true, pass it holding your breath, Below is the famous “Bajada de Baños”, where fishermen used to do their work and now, among small bars and colorful graffiti, continue to lead down to the beach.
how to get
la low cost jetsmart Argenta started flying from Aziza to Lima in September and currently has daily flights. Round trip tickets cost from $139,502 at the Light flight rate (with cabin baggage only); and 189,278 Smart Pack fare (includes checked baggage, priority boarding and seat choice; www.jetsmart.com).
where to stay
Double room with breakfast at the hotel Dazzle San Isidro (4 stars), from US$90.75. In dazzling mirafloresFrom US$104.78 (www.wyndhamhotels.com/es-xl).
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