A Friendly Guide to Currency Exchange in Lima & Cusco, Peru

If you’re planning your trip to Cusco and Lima, currency exchange is crucial. Recently, a client asked about where to exchange money in Peru, and we thought this would be important for you as well. Tip: never exchange money on the streets; there’s a risk of getting stuck with a counterfeit bill. Always ask for … Read more

Does the Lima Airport Have a Lounge?

Although the Lima airport (the Jorge Chavez International Airport or Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chávez) isn’t that big considering how it’s such an important hub in South America, it does have various lounge options in the international and domestic departure areas where you can escape the craziness of the airport before your flight. The downside is … Read more

How Many Airports Are There in Lima?

Lima only has one single airport – the Jorge Chavez International Airport (in Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chávez) – boasting the super-easy-to-remember airport code, LIM. This airport is the main international and national airport in the country of Peru. It’s named after the famous Peruvian aviator and national aviation hero, Jorge Chavez, who was also … Read more

How to Get from Lima Airport to Barranco, Lima, Peru

Have some extra time during your stopover in Lima during your Peru trip? The capital city of Peru has some various worthwhile spots to visit as long as you know where to go. Barranco (known as the SoHo of Lima) is one of these hidden gems – think: culture, art, bohemian, and hipster. Its colonial … Read more

Lima Airport Currency Exchange

Can you exchange money at the Lima airport? Yes, you can! Here’s the flow once you disembark your plane at the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, Peru: Interbank – Lima Airport Money Exchange Option #1 Interbank is a major national bank in Peru and is the first money exchange option you’ll see at the … Read more

What to Do in the Lima, Peru Airport

The Lima airport (also known as the Jorge Chávez International Airport; airport code: LIM) is a major hub in Latin America even though it’s such a tiny airport compared to other international airports. Currently, it’s the only airport in Peru that receives international flights, so it’ll be your first stop on the way to Machu … Read more

What to Do in Lima, Peru: Barranco

It’s true that most people stay in and explore Miraflores (see How to Get from Lima Airport to Miraflores) when they visit Lima, but it’s worth noting that the 2nd most visited neighborhood in Lima is Barranco, a district filled with color, food, and music. Situated south of Miraflores, you can safely walk from Miraflores … Read more

Best Things to Do in Miraflores: Boardwalk Views

So you’ve got a day or two in Lima before heading to Cusco for your Machu Picchu tour, and you’re wondering what to do in Miraflores, Lima? There’s tons to see and do just walking around the neighborhood from gorgeous parks to a modern mall to souvenir shops to gourmet restaurant hopping. On one of … Read more

What to Do in Miraflores, Lima, Peru: Larcomar

When tourists think of Lima, they usually think of Miraflores, which is an upscale tourist neighborhood that’s safe to walk around and has plenty to see and do within walking distance. One of the top things to do in Miraflores is visit Larcomar, an open-air mall on a cliff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. No … Read more

Things to Do in Miraflores: Parque Central de Miraflores

Miraflores is a tourist district in Lima, Peru filled with beautiful parks, museums, a modern seaside mall, souvenir shops, pre-hispanic ruins, the best hotels in Lima, and an extensive boardwalk with picturesque views of the Costa Verde (Green Coast). This boardwalk is one of the most photographed landmarks in Lima by nacional and international tourists. … Read more


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