In the central coast of wonderful Peru, there is a cosmopolitan and inspiring city called Lima, the capital of Peru, which has a historical, cultural, bohemian and modern richness. It sounds completely amazing, isn’t it? Well, now I got your attention, you might ask yourself what are the things to do in Lima at night.
This bustling but unique city has innumerable options to enjoy it at night. Lima with its fascinating past, architectural delights at every corner, colourful neighbourhoods and parks, beautiful museums and its privileged geography offers a pretty good itinerary that you do not have to skip! So…
This fast-moving metropolis is home to daily things to do in Lima at night.
- Water Fountain Park
Would you like to experience some magic? This water circuit with 13 fountains offers you a colourful show, especially when the night comes. These fountains light up with several colour lights and their water jets are synchronized to the beat of a soundtrack, this mix creates an extraordinary and magical atmosphere.
This magical circuit is located in the Park of the Reserve in the centre of Lima. And the entry fee is only $1.5
- Gran Hotel Bolivar
This jewel of Lima’s centre was the first luxury hotel in the city. It is mostly known for its tasty especially The Pisco Sour Catedral, which is considered, by most, the best of entire Peru.
- Presbitero Maestro Cemetery
This is the oldest cemetery of Lima and it is part of Peru’s cultural and historic heritage because its streets, avenues and alleys are populated by tombs and mausoleums of presidents, poets, heroes and more illustrious people who marked the history of Peru during the XIX and XX centuries.
Its ancient and refined architecture, which is kind of gloomy, is considered the perfect scenery for a thriller night.
- The Rosa Nautica
In the Costa Verde beach area, there is an exclusive restaurant located over the sea. Its Victorian-style architecture makes The Rosa Nautica the perfect place to enjoy a lovely night.
Located into the side of the cliff of the nice neighbourhood of Miraflores, this shopping centre is an attraction in itself. Larcomar’s patios and walkways are open to the sky and sea, thus, it will provide you with incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. Here you will find bars, restaurants, cinemas and trendy clubs… You can also come here during the day.
It is considered one of the most interesting and cool districts in Lima because of its historical architecture and art scene. If you go for a walk around its streets, you will able to appreciate walls full of urban art and graffiti.
The most visited place in Barranco is the famous “Puente de Los Suspiros”, which connects two main streets of the district.
*There is a said that if you can cross the “Puente de Los Suspiros” while you are holding out your breath, your wish will come true!
In addition to that, we recommend that your Peru travel guide includes another kind of interesting tours in Lima as well:
- Free walking tour
We truly believe that one of the best ways to discover a new place is on foot, it lets you the opportunity to get lost around the streets and share with locals. The walking tour starts in Miraflores and then goes ahead to the historical centre of Lima, where you will experience the culture and learn about the historical richness.
*Tours depart every day at 9:30 am (except on Sundays) from the Tourist Information Center in Miraflores.
This double-decker bus offers you a panoramic view of Lima while you are learning about its culture and history.
*These tours in Lima depart daily, from Parque Kennedy in Miraflores. They are available during the day and night.
- Bicycle tour
If you are part of those who enjoy feeling the breeze of freedom when you are travelling. We highly recommend taking a bicycle tour.
Miraflores and Barranco are probably the most interesting places for this activity. The beautiful green parks and the cliffs overlooking the sea along the way make this eco-friendly tour an enjoyable experience.
- Paraglide over the coast
Jump off the coastal cliffs of Lima and see it from the air! Your eyes will witness a vast ocean, green areas and urban buildings.
However, Lima tourism offers you not only these nice activities but also a magical experience where you can see the wildlife of Peru. You will able to swim with sea lions and Humboldt penguins at the Palomino’s Islands. Lucky you!
*The islands are located in Callao, Peru’s chief seaport.
When the sun goes down, all the enthusiastic souls appear such as the moon in the sky.
There are several things to do in Lima at night. So, it doesn’t matter what day you plan your visit here. Lima’s cosmopolitan and bohemian atmosphere provide you with many things to do the whole week, especially in the districts of Miraflores and Barranco.
- Pizza Street
Located in the heart of Miraflores, just outside of Parque Kennedy, this lively and vibrant area offers you a nice entertaining scenery. Along Pizza Street, you will find good restaurants, bars and discos.
Good music, delicious food options and fancy cocktails make Ayahuasca a unique experience in your visit to Lima. This colonial mansion-turned-bar with its attractive walls and vibrant lighting is definitely a must-see.
Located in Larcomar, this trendy dance club is considering the best Electronic music spot in Lima. DJs from all over the world play here.
In the heart of Miraflores, there is a Lima classic: Bizarro, the most famous night disco club. This vibrant place offers you two halls where you can enjoy different styles of such as electronic, pop, salsa and reggaeton.
*The best parties are on Wednesday and Friday.
- El Dragon
To have some fun, one of the things to do in Lima at night is going to a party at El Dragon. This place is home to different manifestations of urban culture and it is considered by locals as the best place to dance in Barranco, especially on the weekend. There is always a DJ playing 80’s rock music and reggaeton.
- Sargento Pimienta
Most of the nights, it is a rock club with live music where local musicians play their creations but at the same, it has the best party on Tuesday!
Tuesday is Salsa-music night. So, if you really enjoy with this energetic rhythm, Sargento Pimienta is a must-visit!
Folk show and live music
- La Noche
Some of the most well-known Peruvian bands play in this small but cosy place. Thus, La Noche is the best place in the live music scene. There is a bar next door as well, so, consider to grab a beer or take a drink when the show ends.
- Go to a Peña
A lovely and enjoyable way to understand the culture of a new place is through its music and dance… A Peña is a place where people come to listen to Peruvian creole music, eat and drink. The most known one is Don Porfirio, where you can be delighted with Afro-Peruvian music (Peru’s Afro-Peruvian roots).
As we told you before, there are many things to do in Lima at night but definitely having a good dinner at an exclusive place will be an extraordinary experience during your trip. Everybody around the globe knows that the Peruvian gastronomy is simply exquisite and varied. Due to that, Lima became The Culinary Capital of South America.
*According to the prestigious San Pellegrino List, Lima houses three of the World’s best restaurants and ten of the best restaurants in Latin America.
If you are part of those who enjoy an exquisite foodie experience, this culinary capital will provide you with the exclusive and best restaurants in Lima such as:
Here you will witness an interesting gastronomic exploration of our country’s biodiversity. The unique and tasting menus are sourcing with diverse ingredients found across Peru. It is located in Miraflores.
*Central is positioned among the best restaurants in the world. In 2017, it was named Latin America’s number one restaurant. Also, its owner, the chef Virgilio Martinez is known for the Michelin starred restaurant LIMA in London.
- Astrid y Gaston
This modern and minimalist place offers a tasting menu which reflects Lima’s multicultural identity. Also, an insight into Peru’s culture and cuisine. It is located within a historic San Isidro hacienda.
Malabar’s contemporary menu is created with exotic products sourced from the Amazon. It is located in the exclusive district of San Isidro.
*The owner, the Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino is considered one of the most influential chefs of Lima.
One of the top restaurants in the city, its cuisine represents Lima’s Nikkei cuisine. Premium ingredients and unique tastes will offer you an excellent gastronomic experience. Feel Maido come here! (Maido means “welcome” in Japanese). It is located in Miraflores.
Rafael’s experimental menu is based on the combination of the traditional and diverse Peruvian cuisine with international influences such as Italian and Nikkei. This is completely heading in a new direction! Rafael is located in Miraflores.
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