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mayo 28, 2024

Things you should know about Lima before traveling: Get the chance to experience a vibrant, dynamic city that is full of tasty food, Intriguing history, breathtaking Pacific sunsets, excellent museums, and so much more. This coastal metropolis has something for everyone. In this Lima Travel Fun Facts edition, we will guide you on exploring Lima as a local. And if you’re planning a visit soon, don’t miss out on our Local Lima Tasty Food Tours!

Unique Weather in Lima

Cold, cloudy, rain-free, desert? Lima holds intriguing weather secrets waiting to be uncovered. Peru is situated near the equator, one might expect a tropical climate. However, Lima’s unique conditions include the influence of the Ocean’s cold Humboldt Current. This current interacts with air temperatures, maintaining a cool ambiance. Moreover, the imposing Andes Mountains, not far from Lima’s coast, create a rain shadow effect, hindering the formation of rain clouds and resulting in much of Peru’s coastal regions being desert-like. The lush greenery observed in Lima is largely sustained by irrigation. Surprisingly, Lima maintains an average humidity of around 80% throughout the year. Indeed, discussions about Lima’s weather often become intriguing conversations.


Lima is Where the Diversity of Peru Lives

Lima is not just a big city, it’s a vibrant mosaic of Peruvian diversity. Serving as a dynamic melting pot, Lima welcomes people from the Peruvian Amazon, Andes, and Coast, alongside diverse immigrant populations that have shaped Peru’s history, including Spanish, Africans, Chinese, Italians, Japanese, and more. With its population nearing 11 million, Lima is the bustling heart of Peru, housing approximately one-third of the country’s nearly 33 million inhabitants. Because of this, you’ll find people with different features in Lima reflecting the vast diversity of Peru. Furthermore, this diversity is vividly reflected in our cuisine, which shows a fusion of flavors and influences from across the country and around the world. Interested in Peruvian Food Experience?


Lima is Foodies Paradise

Lima stands proudly as one of the world’s top culinary destinations. With four of the best restaurants globally, as recognized by the prestigious ’50 Best Restaurants’ list, including Central at No. 1, Maido at No. 6, Kjolle at No. 28, and Mayta at No. 47, Lima’s culinary scene is unparalleled. Moreover, in the category of Latin American cuisine, Lima shines even brighter, with eight out of the top 50 restaurants in the city. Led by Maido at No. 1, followed by Kjolle at No. 7, Mayta at No. 10, Mérito at No. 13, Osso at No. 33, La Mar at No. 42, Rafael at No. 46, and Cosme at No. 50. It’s worth mentioning that Mil restaurant is situated in the breathtaking city of Moray, near Cusco, at No. 39. With this context, you can understand the exquisite flavors of Peruvian cuisine, and why Lima is the perfect place to indulge in culinary delights. Come, and savor the diverse and delicious on our Lima Just For Foodies Tour!


Hidden Treasures in Lima’s Historic Center

Lima’s historic center, also known as the «City of the Kings,» is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to some of the most impressive colonial architecture in South America. Strolling through its narrow streets, you’ll encounter beautifully preserved colonial buildings, grand churches, and charming plazas. Be sure to visit Plaza Mayor, the heart of Lima’s historic district, where you can admire the stunning architecture of the Government Palace, the Cathedral of Lima, and the Archbishop’s Palace. Besides that, you should eat in the oldies but goldies restaurants in Lima Downtown; there is where the locals eat. Join us to explore Lima like a local: Lima Downtown Food Tour. Experience the authentic flavors of Peruvian cuisine while discovering hidden culinary gems tucked away in the bustling streets of Lima’s historic center.

Hidden Treasures in Lima's Historic Center, Lima Travel Fun Facts
Hidden Treasures in Lima's Historic Center, Lima Travel Fun Facts

Surf’s Up in Lima

Lima is not only known for its gastronomy and history but also for its fantastic surfing beaches. With over 130 kilometers of coastline, Lima offers excellent conditions for surfers of all levels. The districts of Miraflores and Barranco are particularly popular among surfers, with waves suitable for beginners and experienced surfers alike. Whether you’re catching your first wave or perfecting your technique, Lima’s beaches provide the perfect backdrop for a day of sun, sand, and surf. Additionally, Lima has some of the most incredible sunsets that will take your breath away. The colors painting the sky are simply mesmerizing, making each evening a truly unforgettable experience. Interested in surfing classes? Drop us a line for more info!

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In conclusion, with these Lima Travel Fun Facts, we’re showing you that Lima is a city of contrasts and surprises, where ancient history meets modernity, and tradition blends seamlessly with innovation. Whether you’re exploring its historic center, indulging in its world-renowned cuisine, or riding the waves at its beautiful beaches, Lima is sure to captivate and inspire you. So pack your bags and prepare for an unforgettable adventure in the vibrant capital of Peru! We look forward to welcoming you to Lima!

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