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How to Get to Miraflores from the Lima Airport by Taxi or Bus

How to Get to Miraflores from the Lima Airport by Taxi or Bus

waiting-at-the-lima-airportFlights to Lima land in the Jorge Chavez International Airport, in the downtrodden harbor district of Callao. Unfortunately, it’s one of the worst areas of the city, so you shouldn’t go to the trouble of exploring or of trying to find a place to stay near the airport. The overwhelming majority of travelers stay in the seaside district of Miraflores, as it’s very safe and boast a great number of parks, quality restaurants, and tourist attractions. You can reach Miraflores yourself by taxi, shuttle, tourist-class bus, local bus, or rental car- here’s how!

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Watch the Dancing Horses of the National Competition in Lima this April

Watch the Dancing Horses of the National Competition in Lima this April

Peruvian Paso Horses at the National Contest near Lima While other horses trot, the Peruvian Paso horse has a distinctive, instantly recognizable gait known as the paso llano, a synchronized side-step that makes it look like it was trained for marching in military parades. However, this is how the horse naturally walks; it’s a result of 400 years of isolation and selective breeding during the beginning of Peru’s colonial period. It makes for one of the smoothest rides in the world, and though this sounds ridiculous to say,  t makes the horse a wonderful dance partner…

See it for yourself during the competitions this April, which includes dance shows where a woman on foot and a man on horseback dance the Marinera, Peru’s national dance.

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What to Do in Miraflores, Lima: Our Top Recommendations

What to Do in Miraflores, Lima: Our Top Recommendations

Mira Miraflores limaMiraflores is the most popular base in Lima for tourists, which is why our hostel in Lima is based there. In large part, this popularity is due to its location: it’s a seaside district blessed with green cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It’s also considered the safest district in the city, meaning that you can enjoy its plethora of restaurants and bars without worry.

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You Should Take a Cooking Class in Lima

You Should Take a Cooking Class in Lima

Peruvian kitchenYou can’t truly experience Lima until you’ve smelled the produce in its traditional markets and tried its famous dishes, which combine Spanish, Andean, African, and Asian influences to create a unique and complex cuisine. This is why our travel agency in Lima offers a special excursion for those who’d like to immerse themselves in the city’s culture: a cooking class that takes you from market to plate.

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Pirwa Travel Guide: Parque Kennedy, the Central Park of Miraflores in Lima

Pirwa Travel Guide: Parque Kennedy, the Central Park of Miraflores in Lima

One of places one should visit in Lima in Parque Kennedy, a popular oasis amidst the busy street and skyscrapers of the center of seaside Miraflores, the most popular district for lodging in Lima. It’s not just a green spot encouraging relaxation, but it also serves as the districts’ cultural center.

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