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WHERE TO STAY IN LIMA

Best place to stay in Lima

Where are the best areas to stay in Lima?

Lima is a fascinating city where you’ll find a mix of old and new influences. Once the seat of Spanish colonial rule, the city is filled with beautiful old palaces and churches, juxtaposed between modern skyscrapers and sun drenched beaches. Marvel at Inca artefacts and learn about Peruvian history at the Museo Larco. Visit the charming ancient library and catacombs of the Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco. Walk, bike or skate the clifftop trails and beautiful gardens at the Miraflores Boardwalk. As night falls, head to the magical fountain displays at the Parque de la Reserva and prepare to be dazzled.

 

Two of the best areas to stay in Lima are Miraflores and San Isidro. Miraflores is an upscale district with an excellent selection of bars, restaurants and shops. In this area, you’ll be within walking distance of the beach, the parks, and some great shopping at the Larcomar mall. At San Isidro, you’ll be in the central business district where a good range of shops and top class dining options can be found. This is a modern cosmopolitan area where you’ll find it easy to change currency. From here, the historical centre can be accessed easily by taxi or using the Metropolitano bus system

BEST LOCATED HOTELS IN LIMA
Hotel   Price per night
Peru Star Apartments Hotel
Calle Burgos 276
82€ - 98$
Hotel   Price per night
Casa Andina Select Miraflores
Calle Schell 452 | Miraflores
84€ - 100$
NM Lima Hotel
Av. Pardo y Aliaga 300
84€ - 100$
qp Hotels Lima
Av. Jorge Chavez 206, Miraflores
93€ - 111$
Hotel Atton San Isidro
Av. Jorge Basadre 595
112€ - 133$
Hotel   Price per night
Belmond Miraflores Park
Av Malecon de la Reserva 1035
321€ - 382$
Swissotel Lima
Via Central 150 | Empresarial Real, San Isidro
174€ - 207$
The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center
Calle Las Begonias 450. San Isidro., Lima 27
188€ - 224$

On the map, which shows the best place to stay in Lima, are located a selection of the best hotels according to the opinions of Tripadvisor users. By passing the cursor over the icons, you can see the exact address of the hotel and the link where you can make a booking (BEST PRICE GUARANTEED). Best Location Hotels offers a selection of the best-rated hotels, located in the best area to stay in Lima, Peru, and also provides the link to the hotels for information and booking.

 

If you are interested in where to stay in Lima, you may also be interested in where to stay in CuscoBogota, Quito or Caracas

Miraflores and San Isidro, the best areas to stay in Lima

Miraflores

Miraflores has some excellent museum and historic attractions but if you get bored with history and want a little more modern excitement just head down to Pizza Street! “The Calle de las Pizzas” is a hot spot for young adults and has many clubs that fill up every weekend. It is a very exciting spot to start your night.

 

And if you ever get hungry for some real pizza, don’t look much farther! Because Miraflores has some of the best food Peru can offer. Peru restaurants are a diverse bunch and believe it or not one of the most popular and the most expensive is a Japanese outfit run by famous chef Humberto Sato. Peru has a legendary twist on Japanese and Chinese food, and tourists love sampling the flavors.

 

The best thing about Peruvian food is the Pacific Ocean, from the pacific a bountiful supply of seafood is extracted every day and there are countless great sea food joints in Mira Flora. One of the best of these establishments is a place called, “Punto Azul”. This restaurant utilizes a very special fish dish called, “palmerita”. The modest prices at this restaurant are definitely something to make you smile too. There is nothing on the menu that is over $8 (6 E). It is definitely worth the trip.

 

San Isidro

If you decide to venture north of Miraflores into San Isidro the financial hub of Peru a lot of good hotel options will await you there as well. You may have to pay a little more money but the extravagance of the, “Hotel Atton San Isidro” is world renowned. Being one of the main financial centers of Latin America, the San Isidro district has a constant cash flow that is used to renovate and beautify the neighborhood. San Isidro boasts some of the best parks and is filled with major malls and restaurants making it the tourist destination of choice.

 

San Isidro is a modern cosmopolitan city with a history that only dates back to April of 1931! Early on the land that now covers San Isidro was a hacienda; it was the ownership of the San Isidro Company that turned the hacienda into a city district leading to its official establishment in 1931. Many visitors are surprised at how new everything is, this location certainly is a modern hub of wealth. An amazing transition from a humble hacienda to the Latin American financial giant that it is today.

 

In addition to the banks, financial institutions and shopping malls San Isidro also lays claim to some of the best art galleries and some of the most beautiful parks in the area. San Isidro’s number one archeological claim is the site of “Huaca Huallamarca”, the site was the home of the Ishma and Incas. The site was first used as a temple, then as a temple and then later as a human settlement.

 

San Isidro is full of modern wealth and ancient archeological wealth as well as classy art venues. San Isidro district is definitely worth the visit.

JW Marriott Hotel Lima
Duo Hotel Lima

Other areas to stay in Lima

It is best to begin your adventure in the Barranco district. At the beginning of the 20th century Barranco was known as a haven for writers and artists, to this day it maintains a distinct bohemian vibe. Officially established on October 26th, 1874, Barranco is directly south of Miraflores and right on the pacific coastline. The Barranco district is directly connected to the Miraflores district through the Expresa transportation system.

 

And a great starting point to begin your search of Peru and if as you begin your search you come across the Puente de Los Suspiros or in English, “The Bridge of Sighs”, just remember to hold your breath.

 

You superstition buffs are going to love this; this ancient bridge is said to grant wishes! Yes, legend says that if you make a wish and then cross the bridge without taking a breath, that wish is fulfilled. After hearing this I thought it must be the people who couldn’t hold their breath that sighed at the end of it and gave the bridge its name!

 

Just after passing through the, “Bridge of Sighs” you will come across another fascinating historical site; you will reach the, “Iglesia La Ermita”. This is a church that was founded on another great legend. The story is told like this; one night some fishermen were lost at sea due to impenetrable fog.

 

Scared to death they cried out to God to save them when out of no where they saw a light, they looked up and to their amazement a giant glowing cross was hovering above them! This cross then led them to the shore and to safety, afterwards the ground became sacred and the church was built to commemorate the event. A truly fantastical folk tale, but whatever you make of it, it is a beautiful and awe inspiring cathedral.

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