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77% Avg. city rating Rated by 671 customers

Activities / excursions 77%

Restaurants / eating out 86%

Shopping 76%

Chilling out / relaxing 74%

Getting around / public transport 73%

Sightseeing 77%

Culture 81%

Nightlife / partying 76%

Value for money 77%

Customer Travel Tips for Lima

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78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


05 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: If you stay in Miraflores, walk around the area outside of Kennedy park and prices drop dramatically.

Liked: Easy to get around, lots of things to see.

Disliked: The usual big city issues, noise and pollution.

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


28 Nov 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: The food is amazing!

Liked: Nice, safe city with a fun night life

Disliked: No

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


29 Oct 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Trust your instinct, as a first time traveler to Peru you are told that Lima is not safe. If you believe this you will pay a lot more than you should. A taxi from the airport is 60 Sol but a bus is 2.5 Sol to the same destination. You do not get 25 times more value and you become a spectator rather than a participant in your travels. Only for expense account travel is this good, otherwise get out there and enjoy!

Liked: Friendly people in a laid back atmosphere. Claims about the lack of safety seem exaggerated but cops everywhere inspire confidence to go out and hang out.

Disliked: It is like a diamond in the rough, obviously beautiful but missing the shine. I will definitely come back going straight to Miraflores as my base in Lima before heading to Cusco and Macchu Picchu.

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
62% Avg. rating


22 Oct 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Just go you will make a lot of Friends and have fun,Bring camfordable Shoes

Liked: People

Disliked: Taxidriiver to Miraflores

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
76% Avg. rating


15 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Macht eine Free Walking Tour

Liked: Der Stadtkern ist echt schön, haben den per Free Walking Tour gut und sicher erkunden können

Disliked: Es war eine sehr volle, große, hektische Stadt, in der man aufpassen muss, in welchem Viertel man unterwegs ist, da manche sehr unsicher sind.

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
76% Avg. rating


28 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: To visit Isla Palomino

Liked: To swin with sealion in Isla Palomino

Disliked: Traffic

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
69% Avg. rating


16 May 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: 3 days is enough to check the touristic spots

Liked: Pretty average city

Disliked: Not much to see except from Miraflores

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
76% Avg. rating


08 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Research things to see and do, metro travel, etc

Liked: Lovely place, sunny, friendly ingeneral. Miraflores very resot likewhich I didnt expect but nice to wander round.

Disliked: no

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
62% Avg. rating


11 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: 1 or 2 nights to see the city is plenty

Liked: The restaurants in miraflores

Disliked: Unsafe for female travellers at night alone

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
67% Avg. rating


11 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: catacumbs

Liked: nothing

Disliked: traffic

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


10 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: You don't have to stay in the center of the tourist area. Plenty of cheap buses and taxis to get wherever you want go go.

Liked: Cheap food, great nightlife. Cheap taxis and buses. Tourist areas very cheap

Disliked: Alcohol is kind of expensive, many shops/food vendors/restaurants do not have prices listed; so you should get experience/advice on what prices are reasonable.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


09 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Do eat out. Eat ceviche - they are relatively (to US) cheap even in expensive restaurants.

Liked: Food. Cheap taxis. It never rains

Disliked: Cloudy most of the day; very damp. Not that clean and supposedly not very safe, although I personally had no problems

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


05 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Museo Laro and Museo Pedro de Osma are marvellous

Liked: Vibrant city with lots of museums

Disliked: the traffic!

58% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
58% Avg. rating


04 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: -

Liked: -

Disliked: -

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
64% Avg. rating


18 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: watch out for unlicensed taxis

Liked: food is good

Disliked: kind of a dull place

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
80% Avg. rating


14 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Visit parque junio 7. It's full of cats!

Liked: Great parties, nice parks, great food

Disliked: Bit expensive, not much natural beauty

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


14 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa

Customer Travel Tip: Taste everything as you can.

Liked: their abundant food culture, kind people

Disliked: horrible traffic jam, loud klaxon.

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


05 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Be sure to explore a few neighborhoods.

Liked: Diversity of neighborhoods and demographics.

Disliked: May not be as stunning as some other destinations, but well worth a perusal.

49% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
49% Avg. rating


29 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Always check to see that your money is not counterfeit. Never walk in bad areas. And be careful as to which taxis you take.

Liked: IIt has a great zoo and several shopping centers.

Disliked: The drivers here have no respect for the rules of the road. Also, this is a dangerous city. You really have to be on guard all the time to ensure that you are not robbed.

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
69% Avg. rating


25 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Burrito bar in barrancos and visit the catacombs.

Liked: Barrancos burrito bar

Disliked: The city centre did not feel safe at all times.

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77% Avg. city rating Rated by 671 customers

Activities / excursions 77%

Restaurants / eating out 86%

Shopping 76%

Chilling out / relaxing 74%

Getting around / public transport 73%

Sightseeing 77%

Culture 81%

Nightlife / partying 76%

Value for money 77%

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