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Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit Lima is from December to April. Remember that the city lies in the Southern Hemisphere, thus its summer runs from December to March and its winter from June to September. Overall, the weather in Lima is mild and warm, with plenty of fog, humidity and practically no rain. That's right,…
Jorge Chávez International Airport
Situated in Callao, about 11 km from central Lima, the Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) is Peru's main airport, the major hub for both domestic and international flights. The best way to get to your accommodation in Lima, which most likely will be in the Miraflores district, is by taking an Airport Express bus, the…
Taxis are, undoubtedly, the safest and most convenient way to travel around Lima. Although finding a cab will not be hard, there are a few things to keep in mind before hopping into one. More than half of the taxis in Lima are unregulated, so when offered or hailing a cab, first check if they…
The public transport system in Lima has improved in the last few years, but it's still not the best and most convenient way for tourists to move around the city. Learn more about traveling in Lima under the "Taxi" section of this guide.
Overall, citizens of all countries within the European Union and Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, North America, South America, citizens of most Central American countries (except Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic), and citizens from the following Asian countries: Brunei, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand DO…
In Peru the standard voltage is 220 V at 60 Hz and power plugs are type A (two flat parallel pins) and C (two round pins).
The national Peruvian postal service or Serpost is notorious for being a bit unreliable. In case you need (or want) to send some mail, send it as 'registered,' just to be on the safe side. Visit their website for more information and to discover your nearest agency. In Miraflores, you'll find an agency at the…
Boticas or Farmacias can be easily found throughout Lima and you shouldn't have any difficulties finding your medicine here. Prescription medication can be bought over the counter. Keep in mind that brands and names may vary. In case you happen to go to a hospital, remember that they most likely will have a pharmacy on…