Lima, Peru’s capital is a beautiful city and it has a charm of its own in spite of its shapeless modern suburbs. It still manages to maintain its elegance of the old colonial style.
Sightseeing in Lima is a pleasurable experience. Palacio De Gobierno is the president’s residence. There are some stunning cathedrals like the Cathedral de Lima. Some interesting and motivating museums like the Inquisition Museum. The Italian Museum houses some very fine collections of European and Italian sculptures, prints and art.
If you are looking out for lodging and boarding then there are some very fine lavish hotels. Some popular places of stay are Central Lima, Barranco and Miraflores. The ruins of Wari and Pachacamac are worth seeing. There are some exclusive and fine beaches where you could just laze around and rejuvenate. You could catch these finer moments away from the crowded and bustling city. The Cajamarquilla ruins are the largest archeological monuments.
Food is a delight in Lima and Miraflores is famous for its exquisite and lavish cuisines specially prepared by world renowned chefs. There are many clubs and bars at Barranco. There are music venues, night clubs where you could find tourists and locals chilling out. Bars which serve cheap Peruvian refreshment are also found here.
The city has a well connected network of buses. The bus prices are pretty cheap and you need to shell out only about 40 cents for a bus ride. There are minibuses which run via Garcilaso de la Vega and also Arequipa. Taxis in Lima run on meter basis and it is advised that you fix the rates before getting in the taxi. The taxi would cost you approximately 8 USD from Miraflores to airport. You could also hire shared taxis which work out to be cheaper and they start only when the seats are completely full. Some shared taxis charge as less at 0.50 cents and you could get down anywhere on the way. There are taxis which ply between Plaza San Martin to the airport and also from Paseo de la Republica to Chorrilos.