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Peru has always been a paradise for culture and natural landscapes. These days; in addition to the vistas and UNESCO Heritage sights it has become a major destination for foodie travel. Of the Top 50 restaurants in Latin America 8 of those from 2014 were located in Lima. For those that travel for food, there aren’t many other places in the world where you could hit so many quality culinary hot-spots in one place while experiencing such a wide array of flavors and styles.
One-third of the total population of Peru lives within Lima. The capital city is called the “City of Kings” as it was once the seat of the Spanish Vice-Royalty. Mirraflores and Barranco are the beach districts while you can also board a yacht to private islands just off of the Peruvian coast. Don’t worry about checking the forecast for your beach excursions as rain is extremely rare here due to its location resting at the base of the Andes.
For shopping, head to Larcomar’s boutiques, which is a scenic location in its own right as it is perched atop of the cliffs of Miraflores overlooking the Pacific.
If you’re looking for a watering hole, Lima’s Olé Bar has been a part of the upper-crust scene here for the better part of two decades. There are more than 40 varieties of piscos here which is the traditional Peruvian drink. Olé is also known for its culinary offerings with a menu mixing Peruvian and Japanese cuisine. El Olivar Park is just steps or a stumble away depending on how many pisco sours you imbibe on at Olé.
This ancient site was constructed here in Lima between 200 and 700 AD. Huaca Pucllana is comprised of many different structures and is thought to have been the administrative center. The site is open Wednesdays through Mondays until 5pm and after dusk there are light shows projected onto the ancient structure. JET D’OR can provide guided tours available in multiple languages and there is also a surprisingly good restaurant located on site.
Named by S. Pellegino as the Best Restaurant in all of Latin America, Central is yet another highlight of Lima’s foodie scene. You will experience local flavors here that you may have never heard of elsewhere, such as cushuro, which is an edible bacteria from the local wetlands. Virgilo Martinez blends these unique tastes together with more inventive twists on the more traditional items you might expect from a Peruvian menu like the potato.
Founded in 1994 by Astrid Gutsche and Gaston Acurio the restaurant was originally conceived as a French eatery in the Miraflores area, but as the foodie culture in Lima has exploded in the last 20 years Astrid y Gaston has taken on more of a local flavor. Along with the changing menu the restaurant moved to the San Isidro district and the chef that has led this revolution is the award winning Diego Muñoz. We recommend the tasting menu here to get a real feel for the roots of Peruvian food as well as the modern fusion of flavors Lima has become famous for.
The 13th ranked restaurant in Latin America from S. Pellegrino in 2015, Rafael is a must for any visit to Peru. On the menu are local must-haves such as ceviche and restaurant staples such as gnocchi; just prepared better than you’ve ever had them before. Chef Osterling recently became the first Peruvian to receive a Gourmand World Cookbook Award for his book Rafael, El Chef.
A fantastic place for contemporary explorers seeking to investigate the intrigues and mysteries of Peruvian culture, geography and nature. Hotel B also caters to traditionalists looking for an authentic historic atmosphere and to shrewd urban explorers willing to immerse themselves in the city’s contemporary social and cultural scene.
The arts-boutique Hotel in the heart of a bohemian revival neighborhood houses an impressive art collection of its own. The neighborhood is spotted with art galleries and linked directly to the Lucia de la Puente Gallery, which provides guests with opportunities for private viewings, special events and a connection to Lima’s booming art scene.
Located in the exclusive San Isidro neighborhood, this architectural marvel has won numerous accolates as one of the finest hotels in Lima. Constructed in 1927, the hotel’s common areas feature colonial artwork shared with the nearby Museo De Osma. The property has 75 elegantly appointed suites retrofitted with modern amenities. The Perroquet Restaurant offers international as well as local menu items along with live music on the weekends. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, the Country Club Lima Hotel can cater to a wide range of needs and desires.
Located in the Malecón de la Reserva in an exclusive residential area in Lima, The Belomond Miraflores Park is a wonderful five-star hotel for private-jet-set travelers. The area is a scenic one for jogging, golfing and luxury shopping. The property offers access for all the best of Lima and is known for its breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Luxuriously appointed suites combine with personalized service and premium business facilities to provide hotel guests with the perfect base from which to explore and enjoy Lima.
Location: Buenos Aires, AR
Type: Commercial Airport
Callsign: EZE - SAEZ
Runway Length: 10828ft/3300m
Distance: 22km SW of City Center
Location: Lima, Peru
Type: Commercial Airport
Callsign: LIM - SPIM
Runway Length: 11500ft/3500m
Distance: 11km North of City Center
Jorge Chávez International (LAP) is Lima’s main port of entry for both commercial and private jet charter aircraft. Just south of the city is Santa Maria Airport (SMG) in the Maria del Mar district. Santa Maria is a small runway though and is only appropriate for prop driven aircraft.
From most of the world, the Gulfstream G450 is the aircraft of choice when disembarking for a private flight to Lima. The Gulfstream can seat up to 15 and has the range to reach the Peruvian foodie paradise from most US cities, the Caribbean and certainly any major cities in South America. For flights from Europe the G450 has beds that fold down to allow you to arrive rested upon your arrival here.