Welcome to Lima, which just so happens to be the birthplace of Pariwana hostels. That’ll be your first order of business upon arriving in the Peruvian mega-capital of Lima. The city hosts more than 8 million people, and that number is ever-growing. It might be a shock to arrive here, because it dwarfs every other city in the country. The streets are loud and effusive bus passenger wranglers are always yelling at you to “sube sube sube!”
If you are arriving from the mountains, you’ll be descending into a strange climatic fog called the “garua”, which gives Lima its gray skies most of the year. If you’re arriving from the north or south coasts, you’ll also be entering the fog. Although the sun might by shy here, there are plenty of things to keep the intrepid backpacker busy.
First you’ll want to check in to Pariwana Lima. Not only does it offer the most competitive prices in the safest neck of the woods in Lima, Miraflores, but it also boasts probably the best location of any hostel in the city. Situated on the second story of a corner building of Miralfores’ ovalo, you get a view spanning the central Parque Kennedy, the upstairs bar giving you that perfect atmosphere you’d been hoping for!
Lima might be big, but the areas of interest are rather centrally located. First, you’ll want to take a left out of the hostel to walk down Larco Avenue. At the end of the avenue you’ll come to the Pacific Ocean, that greatest of bodies that stretches around the planet’s waist. Perhaps you’ll decide to undertake some paragliding, or hang gliding.
Pucllana ruins lay nearby, and also plenty of artisan shops and souvenir kiosks. Miraflores hosts some of the best restaurants in the city. Will you miss your best chance to try the country’s national dish of ceviche (also called cebiche)?
Other than Miraflores, there’s bohemian Barranco with its small colonial buildings and good nightlife. buy viagra online In the city center you’ll find the grand plazas of Lima, China Town, the San Francisco catacombs and plenty of museums to keep you busy.
Lima has so much going on it could be detrimental to your Peruvian experience if you take the high road and ignore the megapolis capital city.