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Larcomar, Miraflores 15074, Peru

Forget alpaca! Those in the know go for vicuña instead, a much softer—and pricier—cousin of the alpaca. Alpaca 111 is widely regarded as Peru's most stylish and highest-quality purveyor of those coveted scarves, throws and...

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Av. Petit Thouars 5245, Lima 15074, Peru
When I decided to go to Peru, I knew there would be plenty of handicrafts to capture my attention. I even packed a collapsible tote bag to lug my purchases back home. In Lima, I stayed at a hotel in Miraflores. On my first venture out into the...
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Miraflores 15074, Peru
Larcomar houses spectacular views of the Peruvian coast. Nestled atop Miraflores, this high-rise park and shopping mall is a great place to people watch and sip a coffee - a relaxing departure during your time spent in Lima.
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Av Mariscal La Mar 456, Miraflores 15074, Peru
Seafood is a huge part of Peruvian culture. The Pacific Ocean provides a great variety of fresh ingredients, and the creativity of the local chefs transforms them into amazing dishes. You'll find "rice and seafood" (tasty, spicy orange rice with...
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Caral, Peru
To say the ride to Caral was a bumpy one is the most understated statement I've ever said. In a van filled with 6 people, myself being in the back, we passed through small streams, stopped for cows, and even ushered a group of little ducklings...
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Diagonal 176, Miraflores 15074, Peru
Some people consider the Miraflores district the new "Downtown Lima." Miraflores Park, also known as Kennedy Park, lies at the center of it. You can find a wonderful sampling of Peruvian culture here, from the trendiest to the most traditional....
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Malecón Cisneros 1470, Miraflores 15074, Peru
Located in Lima's Miraflores District, El Señorío de Sulco is a great place for your first Pisco Sour, Peru's most famous cocktail. The drink is made with just a few ingredients—pisco (a grape-based alcohol), lime juice, simple syrup, egg white,...
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Barranco District, Peru
If you take a walk along Pedro de Osma Avenue, in the neighborhood called Barranco, you’ll find great examples of most the colorful, stylish and original street art in Lima these days. Peruvian street art is an expression of the hopes and fears...
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Av. Pedro de Osma 409, Barranco 15063, Peru
“The small collection of Peruvian art includes works by the gallery’s founder, the international fashion photographer Mario Testino, a native of Peru whose subjects have included Princess Diana and Lady Gaga. The colonial building, redesigned as...
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Jirón Lampa, Cercado de Lima 15001, Peru
Beautiful monastery in central Lima. Catacombs underneath. Tours given in English daily throughout the church and catacombs.
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Lima District 15001, Peru
It was our first night in Lima, Peru and we eagerly awaited our friends who had flown in from other parts of the world so we could go out and get a feel for what our first South American city had to offer. As our van shows up, we jump right in,...
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Lima, Av. Pedro de Osma 301, Barranco 15063, Peru
A few years back, when Lima's Central Restaurante was closed because of zoning issues, Peru's celebrity chef, Gastón Acurio, was one of many who petitioned for it to be reopened. I knew that meant the young chef at Central, Virgilio...
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Jirón Ucayali 201, Cercado de Lima 15001, Peru
Pisco, a distilled grape brandy, is the Peruvian national liquor. Arguably the most popular way to drink pisco is mixed into a Pisco Sour, the famous national cocktail. The most classic version of this drink combines pisco with key lime juice,...
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Jr. Batallón, Ayacucho 271, Barranco 15063, Peru
Barranco is the most famously bohemian neighborhood of Lima. In the Colonial and early Republican eras, this district was a beach and pleasure playground for wealthy Limeños. In the early 20th century, Barranco attracted a cadre of prominent...
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Calle Manuel Bañón 260, San Isidro 15073, Peru
Not many know that Matsuei was the first restaurant with the great Nobu of international sushi fame at the helm. Back when he had both a first and last name, he met a man while working in a sushi bar in Japan who offered to stake his solo business...
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Avenida Felipe Pardo y Aliaga 660, San Isidro 15073, Peru
With the rising popularity of exotic Peruvian flavors, creative chefs have incorporated them into every type of cuisine imaginable. The most successful combination, in my opinion, is Peruvian and Japanese flavors, and Osaka is the best place to...
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Av. Los Conquistadores, San Isidro 15073, Peru
The main commercial drag of San Isidro is full of luxury stores with an emphasis on South American and Spanish brands. From Andean-inspired wool and felt purses at Meche Correa to high-end women’s clothing and leather accessories at Boutique...