Quiet Parks with an Ocean View
Neighboring parks, Pera del Amor, Gandhi, and Grecia in San Isidro, are three green stops along the scenic Costa Verde. Walk to the middle of the roundabout at the end of Avenida Salaverry and then follow the coastal path with its spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. The parks are less crowded and touristy than the Malecón de la Reserva by the Parque del Amor. But continuing along Avenida del Ejército, and dropping down to the Malecón Cisneros (it’s the same Malecón, but the name changes several times along the way), you’ll eventually find yourself below paragliding tourists and the famous giant statue of an embracing couple. The route also takes you past the recently revitalized western tip of Miraflores where La Mar, Pescados Capitales, and El Mercado compete for the title of best cevicheria in Lima.
By Amie Watson
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