What do people do for fun in Lima Peru?
Cool and Quirky Things to Do in Lima, Peru
What is Lima PERU most known for?
What is Lima Most Famous For?
Historic Centre of Lima. Peruvian catacombs. Lima surfing spots. Tour the city on a Mirabus. Paragliding in Miraflores. Mercado Indio. Parque del Amor. Nazca Lines.
Is Lima Peru safe for tourists?
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
Overall, Peru is somewhat safe to visit, though it has many dangers and is ridden with crime. You should be aware that tourist hotspots and public transportation are places where most thefts and pickpocketing occur, and that violent crime exists on the streets, too.
How many days to spend in Lima Peru? Two days is enough to see the main highlights in Lima Peru. But if you have a third day, I have a fun day trip recommendation for you at the end of this post.
In Lima you will find beaches in Miraflores (Costa Verde), Barranco and Chorrillos, and also La Punta and Cantolao in Callao. The best beaches are located south of Lima, and they are the favorite ones of young people.
English is not widely spoken overall in Peru, but still is spoken enough in Lima, Cusco, and other major central tourist spots, and by tour guides. The official language of Peru is actually Spanish.
Peruvians will stand much closer than you will probably like when in conversation. But it will be considered rude if you start backing away. And there is a fair amount of touching between men and men, men and women, and women and women while conversing. This includes hand on shoulders, hand on arms, and hand on hands.
Peru is one of the least expensive countries to live in South America. You can cover your basic expenses for $2,000 per month or less in most areas other than in Lima.
Places to avoid in Peru
You need to be careful and aware of your surroundings pretty much anywhere you go in the world, and the same goes for visiting Peru. To help you out, we've listed a couple of no-go or caution areas below: Sacsayhuaman ruins – this area is known for muggings after dark.
Areas with a high development index, such as Lima, Moquegua and Ica, enjoy relatively low poverty as a result of economic opportunity. Peru is one of the countries in the world that has seen the fastest reduction of poverty, partly due to sound economic policy and growth.