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Quick stats about vacation rentals in Lima

  • Total rentals

    20K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    11K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    4K properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    4.5K properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    7.9K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    366K reviews

Your guide to Lima

All About Lima

Surrounded by scenic hills and valleys with the Pacific Ocean lapping its shores, Peru’s capital city Lima is a vibrant metropolis steeped in a rich history dating back thousands of years. Peppered through almost every district, honey-hued huacas — pyramid structures made of clay — stand testament to the country’s Incan heritage in their hundreds. Museo Larco and the National Museum of Archeology, Anthropology and History of Peru (MNAAHP) showcase Incan culture through ceramics, fabrics, and jewelry, alongside artifacts covering over 5,000 years of Peru’s history.

The Plaza de Armas, in the heart of Lima’s historic center, has been acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its cultural and historical importance. Here you’ll find some of the city’s most important buildings, including the Archbishop’s Palace and the Cathedral of Lima.

Miraflores is a chic neighborhood full of upmarket bars, fine dining restaurants, and the picturesque Parque Kennedy. It’s also where you’ll find the start of El Malecón, the city’s popular cliff-top scenic walkway. Barranco is Lima’s Bohemian district, which is home to lively bars and restaurants and the ornate Puente de los Suspiros (Bridge of Sighs).

Lima is regarded by many as the gastronomical capital of South America, boasting world-class restaurants alongside authentic local eateries and street vendors. Ceviche — raw fish cooked with citrus juices — is one of the most famous Peruvian dishes and can be found everywhere in the city, from fine dining restaurants to the more humble seafood stands in the seaside district of Chorrillos.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lima

Peru sits in the Southern Hemisphere, so the warmest months are December through February when you can expect very hot and sunny days. In January, Lima celebrates its founding in 1535 with Aniversario de Lima. The biggest events take place in Plaza de Armas with traditional dances, musical performances, and a huge fireworks display. In February, locals celebrate Pisco Sour Day in honor of the national drink. The most pleasant times to be in Lima are from September to November and March and April, when you can expect warm days without the stifling heat of summer. During September, the city hosts the annual Mistura — the largest food festival in South America.

If you arrive between May and November, you’re likely to experience “la garua” — a thick misty fog that hangs over the city, creating overcast skies and lowering the temperature, so pack layers to stave off the chill. Whenever you visit Lima, you’ll find a range of apartment and house rentals throughout the city.

Top things to do in Lima

El Malecón

El Malecón, the city’s spectacular six-mile cliff-top walkway, is the perfect place for a stroll. Along the way, you’ll find eight parks with lovely flower displays and many sculptures created by top Peruvian artists. You’ll also come across the Faro la Marina, Peru’s most famous lighthouse. There are many places to sit and enjoy the spectacular coastal views, as well as cafes if you need a coffee break. You can also cycle along the walkway as there are many places to rent a bike nearby.

The Larco Museum

Housed in an impressive 18th-century vice-royal mansion, the Larco Museum is regarded as one of the best museums in South America. It boasts the biggest collection of pre-Incan and pre-Columbian artifacts in the world, including ornate gold and silver jewelry, ceramics, burial masks, weapons, and textiles. All of these precious objects offer an insight into Peruvian culture and the Inca Empire.

Huaca Pucllana

In Miraflores, you’ll find Huaca Pucllana, the site of Lima’s most important ancient ruins. Central to the site is the Temple — a 70-foot-high pyramid built around 400 A.D. from millions of adobe bricks that was used for religious ceremonies.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Lima?

    Lima has a mild desert climate with two distinct seasons. From December to April, the weather is warm with temperatures averaging around 77°F (25°C). From May to November, it's cooler and more humid, with temperatures hovering around 63°F (17°C). Lima is often covered in a coastal fog, locally known as 'garua', during the cooler months.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Lima?

    From exploring historic sites to enjoying Peruvian cuisine, Lima has a lot to offer. Visitors frequently explore the Plaza de Armas, visit the Larco Museum, or stroll through the vibrant Miraflores district. Lima's gastronomy scene is also a major draw, with many visitors enjoying traditional dishes like ceviche and lomo saltado.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Lima?

    Many travelers prefer to visit Lima between December and April, when the city enjoys its warmest weather with average temperatures around 84°F (29°C). During February, explore the vibrant local culture at the Gran Serenata, a free outdoor concert held in the Plaza de Armas to celebrate Lima's founding anniversary. Another not-to-be-missed event is the Lima Film Festival, a major cinematic event held in August.

  • What are the best places to stay in Lima?

    There are several popular areas to stay in Lima. Miraflores, known for its lively dining and shopping scene, is a favourite among visitors. Barranco, Lima's bohemian district, is filled with art galleries and boutique shops. The historic center of Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, also offers a variety of accommodation options.

  • What are the best places to visit in Lima?

    Lima is known for its vibrant history and culture. Popular places to visit include the historic district of Lima, the Miraflores district with its beautiful parks and views of the Pacific Ocean, and the Larco Museum, which houses a comprehensive collection of pre-Columbian art. Lima also has the Magic Water Circuit, a park with illuminated fountains that is a delight for visitors of all ages.

  • What are some hiking trails in Lima?

    Lima has several hiking trails for outdoor enthusiasts. The Lomas de Lachay National Reserve, around 105 km north of Lima, is a popular spot with several trails of varying difficulty. For a coastal walk, the Malecon de Miraflores offers a beautiful stroll along cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

  • What are some family activities to do in Lima?

    There are plenty of family-friendly activities in Lima. The Parque de las Leyendas, Lima's main zoo, is a great spot for a family outing. The Museum of Natural History offers engaging exhibits for all ages. For outdoor fun, visit the Magic Water Circuit in the Reserve Park, known for its spectacular illuminated fountain displays.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Lima?

    There are many exciting day trips to explore around Lima. The archaeological site of Pachacamac, a pre-Incan city around 40 km southeast of Lima, is a popular destination. You may also want to visit the beautiful port city of Callao, just 14 km west of Lima, or explore the nature reserve of Lachay Hills, located 105 km north of Lima.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Lima?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 10,680 vacation rentals in Lima featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Lima?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Lima. Choose from more than 4,470 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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