Explore Peru: Lima

where to stay: 

Red Phsycho Llama Eco Hostal:  Focusing on sustainable business practices, this hostel provides a relaxing and ultra-friendly environment for travelers.  Red Psycho Llama believes in improving your traveling experience through positively impacting the environment.  This colorful hostel is located in Miraflores and includes Free WiFi, free breakfast, an outdoor terrace, and much more! Prices start at $30 per night. http://www.redpsychollama.com

Casa Wayra B&B:  Surrounded by energetic local restaurants, Casa Wayra is a quaint bed and breakfast conveniently located in the Miraflores neighborhood.  The interior includes traditional Peruvian décor, basic facilities, and private bathrooms.  Guests frequently enjoy the colorful outdoor terrace with a beautiful Pacific Ocean view.  Travelers love the friendly staff and central location! Prices start at $50 per night.  http://www.casawayra.com

where to eat:

Bioferia de Miraflores:  If you wish to purchase cooking supplies for your stay in Lima and are eager to explore the local lifestyle and foods that represent the exotic biodiversity of Peru, check out the organic farmer’s market in Miraflores.  Discovering delicious fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats, etc. from all over the country is a Peruvian experience not to miss! Opened Saturdays only from 8:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. 

http://www.limaeasy.com/shopping-in-lima/markets/bioferia-miraflores

El Inquiri:  This family-owned restaurant specializes in food from the jungle regions of Peru.  Besides trying exotic dishes such astacacho (salted smoked pork) and cecina (fried plantains mixed with pork fat), explore an array of juices made from jungle fruits. http://frayedpassport.com/budget-travel-where-find-great-food-lima-peru/

where to go out: 

Help! Retro bar: Those of you backpackers looking for a great night filled with live music and dancing- this is the discoteca just for you.  Help! is located in the historic, underrated neighborhood of Barranco, where you'll find many young Limeños on the weekends.  Thursdays are the night to go, with live music nights from Salsa to Reggae.  http://www.discotecaslima.com/barranco/help-retro-bar.html

who to tour with: 

Haku tours:  This tour company provides unique local tours of Lima and donates profits to help families from the Shanty Towns (which 80% of people in Lima live).  Tour groups are small with a maximum of 6 people.  Peruvian cooking lessons and market tours are also available! Tours prices start at $37.  Cooking lesson and market tour start at $60. http://www.hakutours.com/index.php  

Posted on March 6, 2015 .