It all begins with the arrival at the first floor door of Pariwana. Just buzz the button and walk up the spiraling granite staircase to Pariwana reception. Already you’ve back into that atmosphere that you love; surrounded by travelers from all over the world in a place that acts like an incubator of social interaction.
Miraflores is the backpacker hub of the city. There are very few hostels in other parts of the city. All the things you’ll need are right there. You’ll find ATMs galore, a cinema, the expansive Parque Kennedy that always has something going on (recently it was a dinosaur exhibition), bars and clubs, banks and money exchanges.
Pariwana enjoys a location perched above the central Miraflores ovalo, a big roundabout where two major avenues intersect. Just out the front door, the buses yelling “todo Arequipa” lead you all the way downtown. Otherwise, Lima’s Metropolitano integrated bus system has a station not a 2 minute walk from the front gate of Pariwana.
Miraflores is popular for a number of reasons. First, it is the richer part of town, the part of town everyone wants to be in, the part of town where everything is happening. Everyone wants a part of Miraflores, especially on the weekends. The district boasts some of the most renowned bars and clubs. The club Tayta has free entry and lies just two blocks to the left out of Pariwana’s door. Following Larco to its end brings travellers to LarcoMar, the big ocean side mall complex that also houses some happening nightlife spots.
Miraflores also is home to one of the biggest Incan ruins in town, the Huaca Pucllana. This sprawling Incan complex brings the ancient Peruvian experience very close to Pariwana’s already splendid locale.
Overall, staying at the Pariwana in Lima is the best choice bottoms down thanks to its prime location in the active city of Miraflores, Lima.