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Miraflores

English Miraflores, the most popular of all the districts for tourists and residents alike, is known for its beautifully flowered parks, excellent restaurants, hotels, nightlife, and high-rise lined Malecón. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and beach area below known as Costa Verde, the Malecón is made up of a string of connected parks and green areas, one of which is the takeoff and landing area …

San Isidro

English San Isidro, one of the oldest and wealthiest neighborhoods in Lima, is home to Lima’s Golf and Country Club. Luxury high-rise buildings surround the perimeter of the club giving residents what many consider to be amongst the best views in all of Lima. Of all the districts, San Isidro has the largest number of gorgeous colonial mansions that have stood the test of …

Barranco

English Barranco, home to many of Peru’s leading artists, musicians, designers, and photographers, is referred to as the bohemian district, having recently been ranked amongst the top 25 hippest neighborhoods in the world. As the district of the arts, many of Lima’s art museums are located in Barranco. If you are looking for contemporary art, check out Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC) on Av. Grau. Museo …

Surco

English Santiago de Surco, the less commonly used full name of this district, is very large and is made up of several different socio-economic areas. The most expensive, family oriented and perceived to be safest areas in Surco include Chacarilla, Las Casuarinas, and Monterrico, home of the massive U.S. Embassy. Being centrally located and having less humidity than the coastal districts, many families choose …

San Borja

English San Borja is a small, upper-middle-class district, incorporated in 1983 from sections previously belonging to San Isidro and Surquillo. This newer district, much of which was at one time a massive agricultural hacienda owned by the Jesuits, is really Lima’s only “planned” district. As such San Borja was developed in a relatively ordered manner, uncharacteristic of this very old city. Easily accessible via …

La Molina

English La Molina, Similar to Surco, with a wide variance of socio-economic neighborhoods, is best known for the large and luxurious houses that make up the numerous gated communities. Some of the best or at least most expensive neighborhoods are La Planicie, Rinconada, Camacho, Residential Monterrico, and Las Lagunas, where large houses lining the shores of a small lake, make it feel unlike any …