The district of Miraflores in Perú is one of the forty-three districts that make up the province of Lima located in the department of Lima in Perú.
It limits to the north with the district of San Isidro (Lima), to the east with the district districts of Surquillo and the district of Santiago de Surco, to the south with the district of Barranco and to the west with the Pacific Ocean on the coast Green.
Thanks to its beautiful parks and ocean views, it is the district with the most tourist attraction for well-known personalities from the country and abroad.
Miraflores ranks sixth in the human development index of the districts of Peru. It is inhabited mainly by families of high socioeconomic level.
The Miraflores district is located 10km from the center of Lima and was one of the first areas to be colonized by the Spanish at the time the city was founded. Today it is one of the most vibrant capitals in Latin America, so knowing what to do in Miraflores, Lima is not a problem.
What to do in Miraflores:
Walk along the Malecón
Miraflores in Perú has its own boardwalk, which covers at least 10 kilometers from the coast; its landscapes are the most popular in the district. The Miraflores boardwalk offers you the best views of the ocean; it is the perfect place for a scenic walk.
Jump in Paragliding!
The Miraflores boardwalk has the perfect conditions for paragliding. There are many local companies that offer packages perfect for beginners. This is without a doubt the best way to enjoy the view of Miraflores in Perú.
Miraflores in Perú is home to two beaches for surfers: Makaha Beach and Waikiki Beach (the second named after the famous Hawaiian beach). Both beaches are good for beginners and there are numerous surf courses located in the vicinity; of acceptable rates.
Spend Your Time in Kennedy Park
Kennedy Park is the most central point in all of Miraflores in Perú; Most of the popular bars, restaurants, hotels and hostels are close to it.
Also known for its large number of cats and street performers; Parque Kennedy is a place full of life, perfect to spend a good afternoon. It is highly recommended to walk through the park, enjoy the sights and sounds, and try a snack from the vendors inside the park.
Visit the Huaca Pucllana
The Huaca Pucllana are ruins, and the only remainder, of the pre-Inca culture in Miraflores. The ruins make a contrast; between the old structures and the modern infrastructure of the district, which is worth observing.
Near the Huaca Pucllana you can also find a luxurious restaurant that serves traditional Peruvian food; it is located at the foot of the Huaca Pucllana. A good dinner is always recommended, with an excellent view after an interesting and mysterious tour.
Go Shopping at Larcomar
Built in a ravine near the coast of the Pacific Ocean, Larcomar is an impressive shopping center full of history, with varied shops, from food, entertainment, home, to clothing; with international brands and small national boutiques. Larcomar is without a doubt the best place to shop in Miraflores.
Buy souvenirs at the artisan markets
The market is located a few blocks from Av. Petit Thouars, where there are a lot of artisan shops. In these stores all kinds of crafts and traditional art from all over Peru are sold. If you want a true souvenir to take home, this is the place to get it.
Visit a museum
Although many of the most important museums in the region are located in the center of Lima, there are a couple of museums in Miraflores that are worth taking a look. The AMANO Pre-Columbian Textile Museum has a private collection of Mr.
Yoshitaro Amano; even if it is small, it has many very unique archaeological treasures that rival any large museum. For lovers of literature, the Ricardo Palma Museum, which is located in the writer’s house. Last but not least, the Place of Memory, a very important museum that collects all the information on the violent events between the Shining Path and the Peruvian armed forces between 1980 and 1990.