Lima is known as the gastronomic capital of South America, which grew from a culinary legacy that was inherited from superb pre-Hispanic and colonial cooking traditions and evolved today into a mix of Western and Oriental cooking. Lima has many restaurants in the world top 50 and in recent years, has won many awards for one of the world’s best food destinations. But after a wonderful meal in one of the best restaurants in Lima, Peru, you may want to extend your evening and experience some of the fantastic Lima Nightlife.
Like any other big city in the world, Lima has its selection of places to go with various themes and tastes to suit all sorts of people. The best areas to visit if you wish to experience Lima nightlife are Miraflores, San Isidro and Barranco.
These areas have a mix of things to do that will entertain you all night. Let us now list some of the things to do in Lima on you next vacation to Peru:
Casinos and Gambling Houses
Legally permitted gambling has become big business in the Peruvian capital with national and international gambling companies establishing luxury gambling houses and Casinos throughout the country. Most casinos and gambling houses are open 24 hours and some are located in 4 and 5 star hotels. There are variety of games you can play in these establishments and lucky for all of our pockets, most of the Casinos have a playing limit.
Peruvian Folk Shows
A good way of getting a closer at the Peruvian way of life and the customs of the people is through their music and dance.
Each region of Peru has its own typical dances, providing tourists with a great variety of shows to choose from and observe. The capital of Lima has many great centers that present shows from Peruvian Folklore. Another way to experience Peruvian music culture is at a Peña, which offer food, as well as dance which you will be asked to participate in.
Some of the better Folklore and Peñas include ‘Brisas del Titicaca’ in Central Lima, ‘Hatuchay’ in Rimac and ‘Del Carajo’ in Barranco.
Night Clubs, Pubs, Lounges
The clubs usually open around 11pm and stay open until dawn. Most will have a live show to enjoy or a relaxing lounge to sip a delicious
Cocktail in, so you are sure to find a club to suit your taste in music.
Some of the better Clubs in Lima include the ‘Lola Bar’ in Miraflores, the ‘Xcess Bar’ in LarcoMar, the ‘Bar Ayahuasca’ in Barranco and the ‘Las Huarings Bar’ in Miraflores.
If you love to dance than there is no shortage of clubs in Lima. There are discotheques with diverse types of international contemporary music and others that play soft romantic music.
Discos that we recommend that you try include ‘The Gotica’ in Larcomar, the ‘Bartini’ in Larcomar, ‘Lelirium’ in Barranco and ‘Bizarro’ in Miralfores.
The Salsa Clubs
There are many Salsa clubs in Lima to dance the night away in and many of them offer classes earlier in the evening to help you feel like a local.
If dancing the night away is not your thing than there are other forms of entertainment to
Center of Lima
In the center of Lima in the Reserve Park is located the Magic circuit water show, the largest fountain complex in the world. Here, you can enjoy a wonderful show with a perfect combination of harmony in the water, light, music and pictures. The circuit includes 13 water fountains, each with a different theme. This is a great experience, not to miss especially in the summer months in Lima when you can cool off in one of the fountains. The show usually starts at 7:15 pm.
Available at night are special Lima Peru sightseeing tours, where you will experience the city come alive with the lights of the city. On a Lima night city tour, you will pass by the center of Lima and the Plaza San Martin, the Cathedral of Lima and the San Francisco convent. At the end of the tour, you will be able to enjoy a wonderful Peruvian dinner and sometimes even a show to finish the night. Lima has many cinemas, most of the movies will be in Spanish but there are some that are in English. This is a perfect opportunity for you the practice your Spanish and a great way to spend the evening. You may be wondering when the best time to visit Lima, Peru is. Without a doubt, the summer months are the best time to visit Lima, during November to April, the skies are clear and blue and the temperature is warm. However, be warned it is very humid and you will be constantly under a lather of perspiration. This time of year, the beaches in Lima and to the south of Lima are very crowded, filled with locals enjoying the outdoors.
If you enjoy the Nightlife, than Lima is the place for you, there is plenty to keep you busy in Miraflores and Barranco. Barranco has a cool art scene and bars to match, if you like Jazz than head to Barranco where you will find some great clubs.
Do not forget to visit Lima on your next Peruvian holiday, spend a few days discovering the
food and the nightlife. What are you waiting for?