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Under $100: Lima

by Erich Martin

Apr 11, 2019

Lima © Sergio Torres Baus | Dreamstime

Under $100 / South America

Travelling to the capital of a nation doesn’t need to devastate your wallet. See Peru’s capital and have a great time without going broke.


Start off the day by leaving the hotel and making your way to the Miraflores region of the city. Miraflores is generally upscale dining and retail focused, but one of the restaurants here is the perfect spot to grab something to eat for breakfast. Café de Lima is your stop for breakfast. The most expensive item on the menu will only cost $10.


While you are in Miraflores, head over to Huaca Pucllana. These pre-Incan ruins are perfect for a look at natural history, The museum only costs adults about $5 to get in.


For lunch, you should stay in Miraflores. Take a trip to Barra Maretazo. This restaurant has a wide focus for lunch, ranging from soups and salads to pastas to full plates and combos. You can reasonably expect to eat lunch for less than $25.


After lunch, head north to the Cathedral of Lima. This massive Catholic cathedral houses a gold-plated altar and a religious museum, allowing guests to explore the religious history of the region while also taking in some excellent sights.


Some high-quality Peruvian cuisine is in line for dinner. Take a ride to Isolnia Taberna Peruana. This restaurant has everything you might want from a Peruvian restaurant. Your whole meal will cost less than $30.


After dinner, go to Park of the Reserve. This park has lots of green space and each night there is a light show on the water.


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