Lima

Tips and Articles in Lima

Dinner at Central Restaurante in Lima, Peru, starts at 25 meters below sea level, then soars up into the mountains, across the desert, and through the jungle—all in the span of 17 courses. It's a journey through the extreme climates, altitudes, an...
Lay of the Land Barranco: This former summer colony of shaded plazas and Pacific overlooks is experiencing a revival as 19th-century town houses are transformed into art galleries and hotels. Centro Histórico: A Spanish-colonial cathedral and ol...
Flour Bakery, Boston: Call ahead to reserve your sticky bun—these caramel-smothered, pecan-studded brioche rolls are among the best you’ll ever have. No wonder they sell out in mere hours. Charly’s Bakery, Cape Town: Where to find Cape Town’s p...
Sustainability Sustainable Design: SFO Terminal 2, San Francisco As the only LEED Gold–registered terminal in the United States, San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 2 sets a bold benchmark for airport sustainability—without compromisi...
Born in Lima, trained in new England, and based in Miami, architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia has travel in his DNA. But his heart remains in Peru, where Fort-Brescia’s firm Arquitectonica is working on a clutch of new hotels that reflect its Modernis...
South America has been around no longer than North America, and yet there seems to be more history in Peru: more pre-Columbian history and more colonial history and quite a lot of recent history. There are more birds in Peru, and they have more co...
When I visited Lima as a child from my hometown of Tacna, located just to the south, it was my first encounter with a true metropolis—an energetic cityscape whose rich history could be felt on almost every corner. I’m a New Yorker now, but every...
If you love to travel because you always learn something, then you probably love learning because it takes you somewhere new. The following itineraries may cover places you've already visited or they may include unexplored territories, but any of ...
America's drug of choice?Adrenaline. Last year 300,000 Americans went skydiving, 500,000 went bungee jumping, and more than 4 million went white-water rafting. And that's just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. All told, some 45 million Americans ...
We've received scores of questions on volunteer travel—here, some answers, plus firsthand accounts from three families who headed out, pitched in, and returned home with a renewed sense of purpose. And isn't that what you really want from a vacati...
See our slideshow of 2009 Travel Trends. In these tumultuous times, we return to the essential pleasures of travel, rediscovering classic destinations and old-fashioned manners, seeking out comfort and serenity and quiet. What’s old is new again ...
Lima sprouts from the arid Atacama Desert, which, seen in the morning light, is a vast brown expanse tinted with pink. I look through the window of the plane as it slices through the thin layer of mist and touches down at Jorge Chávez Inte...