Lima is much more than simply an arrival city. It is home to museums, good shops and galleries, beautiful colonial architecture, and a world-renowned food 'scene', from excellent street food to five-star restaurants.
Reasons to visit Lima include:
The climate in Lima is mild all year round, and it rarely rains. During the summer (December to April) there can be some glorious sunsets, and in the winter (June to October) it can be foggy at times. For more information about when to travel in Peru, see our When to visit Peru page.
81-room hotel in a refurbished Republican era house in the Miraflores district of Lima.
A good value hotel in the popular district of Miraflores.
The Casa Andina Premium provides luxurious contemporary accommodation in a superb position in the heart of the Miraflores district of Lima.
Country Club Lima offers stylish and elegant accommodation and an impressive range of guests facilities in an impeccably-restored historic 1920s landmark building set opposite a private golf course in the prestigious San Isidro district of Lima.
Hotel B is an immaculately restored historic mansion in the popular neighbourhood of Barranco in Lima.
Posada del Inca Miraflores is a well-located 28-room hotel in the pleasant Miraflores district of the city.
Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport is a modern hotel located within walking distance of Lima's international airport, offering good accommodation and facilities.
Both KLM and Iberia have flights to Lima via Europe, leaving the UK early in the morning to arrive in Lima in the evening. The flight time is about 14 hours. It is also possible to fly to Lima via America.
Language: Spanish and Quechua are the official languages.
Not required for British travellers (up to 90 days). EC nationals can ask us for further advice.
There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if visiting the rainforest. Malaria prophylactics are also recommended in the rainforest.