The Surquillo Market, in Lima's Miraflores District, is a bustling hub of activity. The market is mostly frequented by locals and has a enormous selection of indigenous fruits and vegetables, herbs, meat, and fish. Buy some of the cheaply priced fruits to take with you and try during your stay. I recommend trying a lucuma, which reminds me of a yam but sweeter.
The vendors in the market seemed a little suspicious of cameras so please ask before taking photos.
Colin Roohan traveled to Peru courtesy of PromPeru, Travcoa, and LAN as part of AFAR’s partnership with The United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), whose members provide travelers with unparalleled access, insider knowledge, and peace-of-mind to destinations across the globe. Hear more about Colin’s journey on the USTOA blog.