The capital of Peru, Lima is a bustling
metropolitan city near the coast in the central region.
The city boasts several museums such as Archaeological,
Gold, Larco Herrera, Amano, Nacion, and Osma. The private
Gold Museum includes a splendid display of gold objects
and ornaments which illustrate the craftsmanship of the
ancient Peruvian cultures of Chavin, Paracas, Nazca, Lambayeque,
Mochica and Chimu. Due to the value of the collection,
you view the most valuable pieces inside room sized safes.
|Climate conditions are generally overcast and moderate in Lima. December through April are the warmest with April reaching the highest temperatures around 70F. May through October are cooler with a bit more rain but Lima is considered desert so actual rainfall is quite modest.
Miraflores is the residential area surrounded
by beautiful homes most of which are flanked by garden
walls with bougenvilla spilling over into the sidewalks.
Miraflores is a charming converted mansion and is
the perfect place to spend the night or a week and the
Antonio more modern with all the conveniences of home.
The only small luxury hotel The
Miraflores Park Hotel offers it's guests luxury with
a view of the ocean. International restaurants are a good
choice as in the other areas of Peru you may not have
the opportunity to dine in high style but local cuisine
is well prepared in Lima if you are anxious to immerse
yourself in the local flavors. In Miraflores some visitors frequent the Laramarca shopping complex. Withing 5 miles popular Restaurants include Astrid y Gaston, Restaurante Malabar, Brujas de Cachiche, La Rosa Nautica, or Senorio de Sulco.
Other excellent restaurant choices include Constanero 700, the simple La Red, Japanese cuisine by Toshi at Toshiro. Excellent cebiche is found at Sonia, and traditional Chifa (Chinese Peruvian) at Restaurante Royal.
us to include Lima in your next adventure in Peru.