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Surfing

Surfing —  given the country’s lengthy coastline, which faces the Pacific Ocean, it’s expected that surfing  is a major recreational activity.  Archeological artifacts suggest that the sport actually goes back hundreds, if not thousands of years in Peru.  The country’s central coast has great surfing opportunities from April to September, while the north coast (towards … Continue reading Surfing

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Stellaris Casino

Stellaris Casino (JW Marriott Hotel, Av. 28 de Julio 151, Miraflores, Lima) – located within one of Lima’s major luxury hotels (JW Marriott Hotel), is this casino. Affiliated with the Stellaris Casino in Caribbean locales like San Juan (Puerto Rico) and Aruba, this Stellaris Casino has about 170 gaming machines and 16 table games (such … Continue reading Stellaris Casino

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Parque de la Amistad

Parque de la Amistad (Av. Caminos del Inca, block 21, Lima) — visitors going through this park will come across a traditional mountain train station, including an original 1926 steam engine with 3 trucks for touring several areas of the park. The site also has a navigable artificial lagoon and a 29-metre high Moorish arch. … Continue reading Parque de la Amistad

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Miraflores

Miraflores (Lima) – this is Lima’s most tourist-friendly and upscale district. Like other coastal areas by Lima like Chorrillos and Barranco districts, Miraflores attracted weathy settlers especially during the 19th century. Major thoroughfares like Via Expresa, also known as Paseo de la República or Zanjón (the express highway), and the Circuito de Playas de la … Continue reading Miraflores

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Malecón

Malecón (Lima) – like other Latin countries, such as Cuba and the Dominican Republic, Lima has its own seaside Malecón boulevard. The difference between the Malecón in Lima versus elsewhere is that this six-mile-long boulevard has three sections: Malecón de la Marina in the north, Malecón Cisneros in the middle, and Malecón de la Reserva … Continue reading Malecón

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Lima Golf Club

Lima Golf Club (Av. Camino Real 770, San Isidro) – this 18-hole golf course is considered one of the oldest in South America’s Pacific coast. Both the local elite and foreign individuals play here. Various tournaments, such as the PGA series, and Audi Quattro Cup, and the Peru Open are held here. See the course’s … Continue reading Lima Golf Club

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La Casa del Chocolate

La Casa del Chocolate (Calle Berlín 375, Miraflores, Lima) — At ChocoMuseo we decided to make chocolate in countries where cacao grows (from Peru to Dominican Republic): We source the best quality cacao beans and then process them artisanally to obtain delicious chocolate. At ChocoMuseo we offer you a range of activities varying with how … Continue reading La Casa del Chocolate

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Inti Raymi

Inti Raymi (Cuzco) – a.k.a. the Inca Festival of the Sun, this unique event gives visitors the chance to see a live ancient Inca ritual. The central event is acted out on the esplanade below the imposing fortress of Sacsayhuamán, 2 km (1 mile) away from the city of Cuzco — easily reached by car … Continue reading Inti Raymi

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Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano / ICPNA

Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano/ICPNA (Calles Angamos e/Arequipa, Miraflores, Lima) – this is the largest binacional cultural center in Latin America. It hold a variety of art exhibits, along with dance festivals, music events from classical music to folk and jazz, book presentations and readings. Along with its main branch in Miraflores, it also has galleries … Continue reading Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano / ICPNA

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Hiking to Machu Picchu

Hiking to Machu Picchu — some travelers prefer to hike to Machu Picchu, in their efforts to take in the Peruvian countryside directly.  Such a trek is a once-in-a lifetime experience for such tourists.  Various tour outfits can arrange for guided hiking expeditions.  Such a trek will include encounters with various landmarks and other archeological … Continue reading Hiking to Machu Picchu