Most visitors to Lima flock straight to Miraflores, which is widely known for its shopping areas, gardens, well-maintained parks, and beaches. It's one of Lima's more upscale areas and is a cultural center with theaters, galleries and cinemas. The area is home to many hotels, cafes, pubs, restaurants, and stores that are popular with both tourists and locals; Calle de Las Pizzas ("Pizza Street") is lined with bars that are filled with teenagers and young adults (especially on the weekends). The beaches here are popular with surfers and sunbathers alike (especially during the hot summer months).
In an area as lively and popular as Miraflores, it's hard to go too wrong with hotel location. Staying south of Alfredo Benavides and east of Malecon Balta will keep you relatively central, close to both Miraflores Central Park, the beach, and shops.
|Airport:||Jorge Chavez International Airport|
|Peak:||Dec. - Apr.|
|Off-peak:||May - Oct.|
|Visa:||U.S., Canadian and European citizens don't need a visa|
|Currency:||Peruvian nuevo sol|
|Electricity:||220 volts AC; 60 cycles|
|Tipping:||10% in restaurants (some automatically add it)|