Lima is the largest city in Peru with 9.9 million people. It’s culture is influenced by European, Andean, African and Asian culture and it is a true melting pot, due to colonization, immigration and indigenous influences.
Although located in the tropics, precipitation is rare in Lima, with pleasant February weather. The average temperature in March is around 66° – 82° F.
Peru is the foodie capital of South America. It’s endless supply of exotic ingredients and the blending of Spanish, Andean and Asian culinary traditions has produced incredible restaurants at every prince range.
Lima is the gateway to the rainforest of Peru and the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. The city city itself is also full of history and home to a thriving art scene. Check out the Museum of Anthropology or tour the art galleries scattered throughout the city.
Dip into Lima’s thriving night scene and you’ll find everything from salsa beats to smooth jazz. After-dark revelries bursts into action late on Thursday night and lasts until the early hours of Sunday morning.
If you want to see some nature, head out of town and into the rainforests of Peru. Or head up the coast and hit the beach for some snorkelling or bird watching.
– CLOUD ATLAS