martes, 30 de abril de 2013

Lima: Travel Information

Area code: 01
Tourism Police: 423 3500
Medical Services: Clinica Anglo Americana (616 8900)
*Stocks yellow fever and tetanus vaccines. - *Emergencies 24 hours


You will find 24hrs ATMs throughout Lima. Foreign exchange offices are located mainly in Larco Ave. (Miraflores) and Camaná St. (Central Lima). In the Jorge Chavez International Airport money exchange offices can be found, however the rates offered are not advantageous.


Summers are from December through April; daily temperatures oscillate between lows of 18°C (64°F) and highs of 29°C (84°F). Winters are from June through October; daily temperatures oscillate between lows of 12°C (54°F) and highs of 16°C (61°F). May and November are generally transition months.Summers are warm, humid and sunny. Winter weather is different. Grey skies, breezy conditions, high humidity and cool temperatures prevail.

What to do on your own?

  • Walk around Parque Kennedy in Miraflores where the “carretillas” offer typical food such as the “arroz con leche y mazamorra morada”, “picarones”, or “butifarra”. Feeling like trying something?
  • Enjoy the view of the Pacific Ocean from Larcomar or “el Parque del Amor”, both in Miraflores.
  • Get a taste of the old Lima; visit the historical city center and try the Pisco Sour Catedral at the classic Hotel Bolivar.
  • Order some “Chifa” (Peruvian-Chinese food) at Capón St. in Lima’s Chinatown.

Where to eat?

Sangucheria la Lucha

308 Diagonal St. Parque Kennedy, MirafloresBudget: 5 – 20 Nuevos SolesBreakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery
"Try Peru’s very own “Sanguches” (Sandwiches) at this busy casual spot".

Punto Azul

595 San Martin St. MirafloresBudget: 15 – 30 Nuevos SolesBreakfast/Brunch, Lunch
"Great seafood and Pisco Sours".

Magma Sushi Lounge

512 San Martin St. Miraflores
Budget: 30-35 Nuevos Soles (all you can eat sushi for 50 Nuevos Soles)
Lunch, Dinner

"Good sushi at reasonable prices".

Astrid y Gaston

175 Cantuarias St. MirafloresBudget: 45 – 80 Nuevos SolesLunch, Dinner
"Gourmet Peruvian cuisine by the internationally recognized chef Gastón Acurio and his wife Astrid Gutsche".

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