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Lightpocketed in Lima

Destination(s): Lima

Lima is a city of contrasts, from the tinted glass and polished steel high rises of San Isidro to the bohemian and rustic Barranco to the impoverished pueblos jovenes on the city's outskirts. Thankfully this enormous diversity means that a budget vacation in Lima can be an interesting and exciting experience, with a huge range of free or nearly free activities to keep you entertained. There are numerous free or cheap museums andarcheological sites, the neighbourhoods of Miraflores and Barranco are great places to lose yourself on a walking tour while much of Central Lima's history and impressive architecture can be admired from the outside for nothing! During the weekend's Lima's big supermarkets give away a huge amount of tasters and samples (who said there's no such thing as a free lunch?) while street vendors sell anything from tacos toempanadas (tasty meat-filled pastries) to chicharron (roast pork) sandwiches, which will keep you full for next to nothing. For the brave, transport within Lima is easy and cheap thanks to the vast numbers of 'combi' buses that ply virtually every route night and day. Short trips cost just 50 centivos (USD 0.15) and longer journeys cost 1 sole (USD 0.30). Just read the destination on the front of the bus and the route it follows which is printed on the side. The main routes are Panama and Arequipa which will get you to all the important sites. read more about Lightpocketed in Lima

Plaza Mayor (Plaza de Armas )

Plaza Mayor (Plaza de Armas )

  • Plaza Mayor
  • Centro Urbano
  • tel:+51 1 315 1300
  • Lima
Barranco

Barranco

  • Barranco
  • Costa central de Lima
  • Lima
Huaca Huallamarca

Huaca Huallamarca

  • Nicolás de Rivera 201
  • tel:+51 1 222 4124
  • Lima
Playa El Silencio

Playa El Silencio

  • 38 km al Sur de Lima
  • tel:+51 1 574 8000
  • Lima, LM 24
Paseo Colón

Paseo Colón

  • Esquina Avenida Wilson y Avenida 9 de Diciembre
  • tel:+51 1 574 8000
  • Lima, LM 01
Miraflores

Miraflores

  • Miraflores
  • Costa central
  • tel:+51 1 574 8000
  • Visit website
  • Lima, LM 18
Juanito's

Juanito's

  • Grau 274
  • Lima
Media Naranja

Media Naranja

  • Schell 130 at Psje. Porta
  • Just off Miraflores' main plaza
  • tel:51 1 446 6946
  • Lima
Plaza Bolívar

Plaza Bolívar

  • Plaza Bolívar
  • Avenida Abancay, cuadra 2
  • tel:+51 1 574 8000
  • Lima
Puente de los Suspiros

Puente de los Suspiros

  • Puente de los Suspiros
  • Calle Ayacucho y Bajada a Los Baños
  • tel:+51 1 315 1300
  • Lima
Noche (La)

Noche (La)

  • Av. Bolognesi 307
  • (El Boulevard)
  • tel:51 1 477 5829
  • Visit website
  • Lima
Mochileros

Mochileros

Alameda Chabuca Granda

Alameda Chabuca Granda

  • Alameda Chabuca Granda
  • tel:+51 1 315 1300
  • Lima, LM 01
Muelle (El)

Muelle (El)

  • Alfonso Ugarte 225
  • Lima
Cerro San Cristóbal

Cerro San Cristóbal

  • Near the Rimac River
  • tel:+51 1 315 1300
  • Lima, LM 25
La Canta Rana

La Canta Rana

  • Genova 101
  • Barranco
  • tel:+51 1 477 8934
  • Barranco, Lima 4
Mochilero's Backpackers

Mochilero's Backpackers

  • Avenida Pedro de Osma 135
  • (Barranco)
  • tel:51 1 477 4506
  • Lima