Luxury holidays in Lima

Sprawling from the Andes all the way to Peru’s jagged Pacific cliffs, Lima is a city of many faces. In the Centro Historico, Moorish-style palaces and colonial casas battle it out against grunge-y side streets and a rough-around-the-edges reputation. Barranco holds the city’s bohemian soul, writ large in street art and spilling out of its thumping bars. Next-door, fresh-faced Miraflores is a magnet for chic shoppers and surf-seekers. Throw into the mix heavenly haute cuisine rising from ramshackle street stalls, and you’ll see there’s a lot to digest in Lima. Arm yourself with a map and some market-fresh ceviche, throw on your finest wandering shoes and conquer the City of Kings.

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When to go

Lima’s mild, dry climate make it tempting year-round. If you’re hoping to catch some waves (or rays), the summer months from December to March are a good bet.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Lima is served by Jorge Chávez International Airport in the port area of Callao, a handy 10-kilometre taxi ride from Lima proper.
  • Automobiles

    The city’s packed streets are likely to be panic-inducing from behind the wheel – it’s much better to stick to taxis or buses when your roaming requires some wheels.