Things to do in Miraflores
Miraflores is one of the most popular districts in Lima. It’s visited by thousands of tourists every year. The district is very aptly named ‘flower sights’ because it’s known for its vast parks and ocean views.
The district is an urban hub, very safe for residents and tourists. It also has a thriving nightlife with many bars, cafés and restaurants. At the Royal Park Hotel, we believe that there’s no shortage of things to do in Miraflores.
Miraflores is known for its parks, and El Malecón is the biggest attraction in the city. It’s a six mile stretch of greenery along the cliffs, offering stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Locals and tourists alike visit this park to run, bike, have a picnic or just sit back and gaze at the crystal blue ocean.
The park goes by three names; the Malecón de la Marina in the north, the Malecón Cisneros in the middle and the Malecón de la Reserva in the south. Visiting this park is one of the best things to do in Miraflores. It can keep you engaged throughout the day.
If you have a bit of an adventurous spirit, you can try parasailing. You can see several gliders leaping off the cliffs to enjoy riding the powerful oceanic winds. Several tourists also enjoy watching parasailers have the time of their lives.
El Malecón is dotted with several statues and sculptures by talented Peruvian artists. You can spend hours studying the artistic genius and intricacy behind each sculpture. Of the many pieces that dot the park, two are very famous and attract several tourists. These two are located on either side of the Villena Bridge, which itself is a marvel to gaze at.
Intihuatana, or the sun anchor, is a stunning piece of modern art by Fernando de Szyszlo. It takes inspiration from the ancient Incan Intihuatana; it is speculated that it acted as a calendar for the ancient civilization at Machu Picchu.
The other sculpture is a couple in embrace that was carved by Victor Delfín. The piece is located at the Parque del Amor (Love Park), which attracts several tourists as well. Observing these sculptures is one of the most popular things to do in Miraflores.
Shopping and Eating
Miraflores is a very urban and modern district. There are several great hotels, like the Royal Park Hotel nearby. It also has different bars, restaurants and cafés around for you to enjoy. There are designer boutiques as well as shops that sell genuine Peruvian art. Visiting this shops and buying souvenirs is one of the best things to do in Miraflores.
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