Peru: 5 reasons why you should visit Lima this 2020
Each place is unique and fascinating, but Peru is one of those countries that manage to stand out and become one of the most desired by travelers thanks to its great variety of historical sites, museums, and spectacular dishes, which make this country one of the most surprising in the world to be visited at least once in a lifetime and its capital Lima is no exception.
Lima, besides being the only South American capital facing the Pacific Ocean, offers its visitors natural attractions, beautiful views, history, culture and puts within reach of locals and visitors the best restaurants and iconic bars to enjoy the nightlife and live the perfect combination between tradition and modernity.
1. Lima was included by The New York Times in its annual list of '52 places to travel in 2020'
The American newspaper, one of the most read in the world, added Lima among thousands of destinations in its privileged annual list, which highlights places to inspire, delight and motivate its readers to explore the world. It is worth noting that, in this group, only 4 Latin American destinations managed to be part of it, which positions the South American capital as a destination not to be missed this year.
2. Lima is recognized as the gastronomic capital of America
When visiting this city, you must be prepared to delight and pamper your palate. Its streets offer exquisite dishes within reach of every pocket. Taking advantage of the proximity to the sea, the seafood cuisine is a classic in the city, you can not miss the famous flagship dish, ceviche, a dish made with fresh fish, aji limo, rocoto, lemon, onion, cilantro, pepper, fish stock, and salt, which is decorated and accompanied by sweet potato, boiled and shredded corn, seaweed and lettuce, a dish that is practically edible!
As if that weren't enough, this enigmatic city is home to two restaurants that are part of the prestigious list: The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2019. In addition, Peru has been chosen for the eighth consecutive time as the Best Gastronomic Destination in the World, according to the World Travel Awards.
3. Its Historic Center was declared a World Heritage Site
The Historic Center of Lima was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is characterized by its colonial architecture and hundreds of balconies. While there, you must visit the Plaza Mayor, the Cathedral and the San Francisco catacombs, not forgetting the classic tour of the Jr. de la Unión to the Plaza de San Martín and, if time permits, the Chinatown to enjoy emblematic Peruvian-Chinese dishes.
4. Not to be missed at night
Lima is a city that combines tradition and modernity and the nightlife of this destination confirms it. We recommend that you visit the bohemian neighborhood of Barranco, where you can enjoy cafes, restaurants, and bars that will transport you to a bohemian and urban environment. In fact, the Barranco district was chosen among the coolest in the world, according to Time Out and the BBC.
5. Extreme Adventure
If you have an adventurous spirit, in Lima you can go paragliding. The outings are in the Raimondi Park on the Miraflores boardwalk. On the other hand, if what you like is to see new places without so much adrenaline, you can sign up for a tour on the tour buses that leave from Kennedy Park and Larcomar Shopping Center or take a bike ride on the Miraflores boardwalk with the Pacific Ocean as a companion. For wave lovers, you can surf on the cool Miraflores beaches.
These are just some of the reasons why Lima is a must-see destination in 2020. Let the beautiful and cosmopolitan capital of Peru surprise you, discovering the other reasons will be something you will have to do.