I stayed in Mira Flores when I was in Peru, right by the beach. There was a large cliff, so even though it looked as if I was a block away from the shores, it was a little further away to get down from the cliff. I went in the middle of the Peruvian Winter and it was a little chilly, and the sky stayed grey and overcast the entire day. I think it might have just been pollution though. The traffic in Lima was outrageous, making a trip anywhere longer than estimated.
Food: Canta Bana- I had the best ceviche I’ve ever had in Lima, paired with sweet potatoes.
Shopping: Terrific at the Indian Market (prices better than in Cusco).
Av. Petit Thouars 5321 – Miraflores
Visit: Park of the Reserves was such a lovely place to visit – like a little waterfall based theme park for dates.