Best Way to Experience Local Lima
There’s more to Lima than just being that place you stop over before heading to Machu Picchu. Many travelers don’t really give it more than a moment’s notice. Many think that the city is just capitalizing on the fact that a great historical site is nearby and has no merit of its own. This general opinion doesn’t last when travelers actually linger in Lima long enough to understand its culture and its own unique appeal.
We here at Royal Park Hotel have seen an increasing number of people lingering in Lima for a while. The best hotels in Lima are offering deals and packages to make travelers stay longer. Many have taken up the job of convincing others that Lima isn’t just a stopover. Here are some things that would convince you to stay.
The Culture and History
Lima is a big, modern city with all the modern conveniences. However, the city is officially a little more than 500 years old and people have been settled in and around the city for a lot longer than that. When you come to Lima and stay, you see the traces of the ancient culture in everything, in the food, the historical monuments and in the culture and traditions. The best hotels in Lima are often very close to great colonial monuments that dot the city. There are also ancient archeological sites, including the Pucllana temple and the Pachacamac.
Exploring on Foot
Any backpacker worth their salt would tell you that they best way to get to know a city to walk through it. When you’re zipping by in cars and buses you miss a lot. With so many architectural and colonial buildings here, it is best to walk through the squares and explore ancient alleyways.
Best hotels in Lima would usually have recommendations on where you can really experience Lima’s local culture and get the pulse of the city. Locals here are pretty friendly and many of them, especially in the commercial or affluent districts, can speak English very well.
You can get anything from Sushi to Pasta here, but it is best to explore the local food. There are many street vendors, small cafes and restaurants that offer delicious food at astonishingly bargain prices. The best hotels in Lima serve great local fare as well so you might not always need to go out. If you need to know more or have questions you can call Royal Park Hotel on +51 1 215 1618 or you can fill this contact us form and we’ll surely get back to you.
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