Top 5 best things to do in Miraflores, Lima
The top 5 best things to do in Miraflores range from green parks to great restaurants and beaches. And Peru by bus will reveal you all of them!
Miraflores look like a western city with amazing cliffs facing the Pacific Ocean. This exclusive residential and upscale district offers safety and the perfect beginning for your first trip to Lima.
Here are Peru by bus recommendations:
1. Stroll along the Malecón
The Miraflores malecón or boardwalk is the perfect place for an afternoon relaxed stroll. This stunning six-mile stretch of boardwalk has giant cliffs kissing the Pacific and offers fantastic ocean views. From Malecón de la Marina in the north, till Malecón de la Reserva (in the south) – this is an emblematic site in Miraflores. You will find many cool parks along the way, including the Parque del Amor or Love Park which is a meeting point for lovers. This park is home of the well-known El Beso statue, a sculpture of 2 lovers hugging and kissing each other and is surrounded by brilliant mosaic patterns.
Bring a delicious picnic and settle down in the grass while you people-watch. Wander towards the lighthouse and join in for a yoga class.
Located in a unique place, this picturesque spot is popular with both locals and tourists alike.
Still on the Malecón.
2. Paraglide over the Pacific Ocean
Still on the boardwalk, head to the Antonio Raimondi Park on the boardwalk and find Lima´s taking-off point for parasailers. This is a prime location to experience a sky adventure. Watch the pros take running jumps off the cliffs and soar into the skies high above the Pacific.
For S./ 245, you can take a 10-minute flight with a trained parasailing guide.
It is not every day that you´ll find a place to do parasailing with such a beautiful ocean view and the city below. Jump into this adrenaline filled activity. Whatever way you end up hitting the skies, pick a day that’s not too overcast, and you can expect views of the coast southwards towards Barranco, as well as far out to sea.
3. Shop & Snack at the Kennedy Park
Another notable landmark in Miraflores is the Kennedy Park. This park sits right in the center of the shopping and restaurant district.
Named after U.S. President John F. Kennedy, the park is a central point and home to a population of stray cats. Sit, chill and make a few new friends here! The cats have been living here for over 20 years and are protected by the Municipality of Miraflores and other non-profit organizations. Here you´ll find a small market area with little souvenir and handcrafts shops. Grab some popcorns or warm churros offered from the surrounding snack carts.
4. Tour the Huaca Pucllana Temple
You don’t have to leave Lima to begin your exploration of Peru’s historical sites. In a suburb full of Starbucks, an indigenous pyramid is the last thing you would expect to see. Huaca Pucllana is an adobe and clay site built for spiritual ceremonies and sacrifices. The contrast between the ancestral pyramid and the modern urban buildings make Huaca Pucllana a singular archaeological site to behold. By the way, this is the only remaining pre-Inca ruins in Miraflores. The fascinating 1,500-year-old site is open to the public for an S./ 10 fee.
5. Enjoy the local gastronomy
When it comes to 5 Things to do in Miraflores, one of them will be definitely to eat like a King! Miraflores is the epicenter of the well-known worldwide fine-dining scene. Maido and Central are considered two of top 10 restaurants in the entire world. But don´t worry if this is a bit too much for your budget. There are several mid-priced offers all-around Miraflores. Taste some exciting traditional dishes like Lomo Saltado, Ají de Gallina and of course: Ceviche and Pisco Sour!
Miraflores is probably the most touristic district in Lima, featuring gorgeous coastal views, quality shopping, and world-class food. Miraflores is calling you.