Best Time To Go
There are just two seasons in Lima—summer and winter—and the weather doesn’t fluctuate too much throughout the year. Since Lima is in the southern hemisphere, its seasons are the opposite of the United States. The warmest time is between December and April, though January is the month where the sun manages to burn through the seemingly eternal clouds and fog.
Traffic is mayhem in overcrowded Lima’s narrow streets. Taxis don’t use meters, so negotiate the price before getting in. There are two types of buses: the Metropolitano (from S2.50 soles with the purchase of a five-sol tarjeta inteligente metrocard) and Combis (from S1 sol), minibuses that barely brake to let passengers on and off.
February is the hottest month with an average temperature of 75°F (24°C). August is the coldest with an average temperature of 63°F (17°C).
Know Before You Go
It’s eternally cloudy here, but given the high altitude, you’ll still need to pack sunscreen.
Type A (two-prong), Type B (three-prong), and Type C (rounded two-prong).