LIMA


Lima respects its past, achieving the perfect harmony between tradition and contemporary architecture. Visitors can explore its streets to admire archaeological sites, churches, and mansions with balconies, which coexist with modern buildings. In 1991, the Historic Center was declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity, protecting the artistic monuments for future generations.

Visitors can enjoy the beaches in many ways, surfers find enjoyment in the waves, and the gentle breeze refreshes bike rides and walks in the boardwalks. Paragliding over the Pacific Ocean is another popular activity.

The rich history of this city, founded in 1535, has developed over centuries a gastronomy with mestizo identity. The abundance of natural products, fusion of techniques and cultures, and the excellent quality and passion of Peruvian chefs, have elevated Lima to the title of Gastronomic Capital of Latin America.

Universidad del Pacifico

Universidad del Pacífico was founded in 1962, whilst the social context was dominated by a continental debate regarding the development model for Latin America. Since then, the university has been a key player in the educational, economic and social growth of the country and the region.

Universidad del Pacífico
Jr. Sanchez Cerro 2121, Jesús María 15072
Lima – Perú
T. (511) 219-0100

HOTELS

HOTEL COSTA DEL SOL
Phone: (511) 200-9200
www.costadelsolperu.com

HOTEL MELIÁ
Phone: (511) 411-9000
www.melia.com

HOTEL LOS DELFINES
Phone: (511) 215-7000
www.losdelfineshotel.com

HOTEL ATTON
Phone: (511) 208-1222
www.atton.com/latam/peru/

HOTEL LIBERTADOR
Phone: (511) 712-7000
www.libertador.com.pe

HOTEL SUITES ANTIQUE
Phone: (511) 222-1094
www.suites-antique.com

GASTRONOMY

Peruvian food has achieved worldwide fame; it is delicious and diverse. It includes fruits from the jungle, luscious fish and seafood, and spicy dressings. There are traditional restaurants specialized in preparing the famous “Cebiche” – fresh fish marinated with lemon juice – or “Anticuchos” – skewered meat marinated on coal – or “Chifas” – exotic fusion restaurants of Chinese and Peruvian food. While Peruvian beer and wine are excellent, the traditional drink is the “Pisco Sour”, made with a brandy of grapes, lemon juice and our secret formula. Other popular drinks include non-alcoholic beverages such as the “Chicha Morada” made with purple corn.

Recommendations

PANCHITA (Peruvian food)
Address: Calle 2 de Mayo 298,
Miraflores, Lima
Phone: (511) 242-5957

HUACA PUCLLANA (Fusion food)
Address: General Borgoño cdra. 8,
Miraflores, Lima
Phone: (511) 445-4042

COSME (Peruvian food)
Address: Tudela y Varela 160 - 162 ,
San Isidro, Lima
Phone: (511) 421-5228

TANTA (Peruvian food)
Address: Av. Felipe Salaverry 2370,
Jesús María, Lima
Phone: (511) 461-6732

TIPS
Restaurant bills include 18% sales tax and 10% service charge. You may give the waiter an extra 5% or 10% tip if you wish. Taxi drivers do not receive tips.

USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT PERU

  • LANGUAGE
    The official language is Spanish. However, Aymara, Quechua and other native languages are spoken in the Andes region and in the Amazon.

  • CREDIT CARDS
    All credit cards are accepted to withdraw money and carry out commercial transactions. Verify with your bank the applicable fees and commissions.

  • BANKING HOURS
    9:00 / 18:30 from Monday to Friday
    9:00 / 12:00 Saturdays
    ATMs are available 24/7 at most establishments in Lima.

  • CURRENCY
    The Peruvian currency is the SOL (PEN); 1 US dollar equals approximately 3.25 PEN. We suggest you only exchange money at the airport, hotels, banks and exchange houses.

  • TAXI SERVICES
    Always use taxi services from the hotel. There is no meter available, so you need to ask the price of the service to the driver before boarding the vehicle.

    Also available:
    Uber / Cabify / Taxi Beat

 

  • LOCAL WEATHER
    The temperature of Lima in August fluctuates between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius (68 to 77 Fahrenheit).

  • LOCAL TIME
    GMT - 5

  • ELECTRICITY
    The common voltage in Peru is 220 V. The frequency is 60 Hz (European standard). The outlets and plugs are of the A / B / C type. Most hotels have 110V plugs for electric shavers.

  • DRINKING WATER
    We recommend visitors to drink bottled water only.