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Best Time To Visit

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Lima is from December to April. Remember that the city lies in the Southern Hemisphere, thus its summer runs from December to March and its winter from June to September. Overall, the weather in Lima is mild and warm, with plenty of fog, humidity and practically no rain. That's right, Lima is known for being the second driest capital in the world. Summer offers you sunny days and clear skies, consequently it also brings many tourists, increasing accommodation and flight rates, so be prepared. For the rest of the year, expect a misty fog covering the skies and cool temperatures. Some interesting events throughout the year: January: Anniversary of Lima February: Carnaval and National Pisco Sour Day March: Vendimia Wine Festival June: Marcha del Orgullo Lima (Gay Parade) August: Día de Santa Rosa de Lima September: Mistura (Food Festival) October: Fiesta del Señor de los Milagros
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Jorge Chávez International Airport

Jorge Chávez International Airport

Situated in Callao, about 11 km from central Lima, the Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) is Peru's main airport, the major hub for both domestic and international flights. The best way to get to your accommodation in Lima, which most likely will be in the Miraflores district, is by taking an Airport Express bus, the city's official airport service. You can buy your ticket online, on the bus (cash only), or inside the airport at their official counter located in the international and domestic arrivals hall. They run every 30 minutes, they are safe, quick, and comfortable. Plus, there's free Wi-Fi on board as well as USB chargers. If you're staying in another district, the most convenient way is to take a taxi (read our Taxi section for more information on taxi services in Lima). Here are a few taxi companies providing airport services: Taxidatum (Book your taxi online) Taxi 365 +51 1 219 02 71 Taxi Green +51 1 484 40 01 You can pay for your taxi ride inside the airport at their sales point (the price is fixed). Both the airport bus and taxis are located right after the exit doors to the street.
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Taxi

Taxi

Taxis are, undoubtedly, the safest and most convenient way to travel around Lima. Although finding a cab will not be hard, there are a few things to keep in mind before hopping into one. More than half of the taxis in Lima are unregulated, so when offered or hailing a cab, first check if they are yellow or have checkers on the side. Keep an eye out for a license number painted on the side of the vehicle, as well as a SETAME sticker on the windscreen. Official taxis can be found at taxi stands or be called by phone. Rush hours, Sundays, public holidays, early mornings and late at night tend to be more pricey. Also, since they don't have taximeters, fares should ALWAYS be negotiated beforehand. Here are a few taxi services in Lima: TaxiReal Avenida Sánchez Carrión 615 Of. 501, Jesús María +51 1 215 14 14 Easy Taxi App Taxi Satelital App
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Passport/Visa

Passport/Visa

Overall, citizens of all countries within the European Union and Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, North America, South America, citizens of most Central American countries (except Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic), and citizens from the following Asian countries: Brunei, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand DO NOT need a tourist visa. Simply a passport valid for 6 months from the date of entry to Peru. Other citizens are required to apply for a tourist visa at their nearest Peruvian Consulate. Citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela may enter with only a valid national identification document. The maximum stay in Peru on a tourist visa is 183 days without the permission to work. For longer periods or other purposes, a visa is required.
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Pharmacy

Pharmacy

Boticas or Farmacias can be easily found throughout Lima and you shouldn't have any difficulties finding your medicine here. Prescription medication can be bought over the counter. Keep in mind that brands and names may vary. In case you happen to go to a hospital, remember that they most likely will have a pharmacy on site. Some major pharmacies even offer a 24-hour delivery service. These are just a couple of them: InkaFarma Plaza Vea Miraflores 4651 +51 1 314 20 20 Daily: 8h - 22h Mifarma Malecón Balta 626, Miraflores +51 1 612 50 00 Daily: 8h30 - 23h
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