Lima, Peru 🇵🇪 Gringo's Guide
Everything you MUST know about the Peruvian capital...
Guest post by esteemed LatAm scholar: @GringoGuerrilla
Scenic views of the mighty Pacific Ocean. A cost of living that’s a fraction of any major US city. World-class cuisine and fine dining establishments.
Lima, Peru boasts all these qualities and yet it’s often missing from the itineraries of many a Latin America traveler.
What’s the deal?
In today’s post, I’m here to break down one of Latin America’s largest cities and talk a little about my own personal experience living in the Peruvian capital.
11,045,000 in the metro area
Lima’s weather is bizarre. Essentially it never rains in this city. During my year-long stint here, it rained once. Even then, it’s a stretch to call what I saw rain. More like a…dewy mist. It’s one of the driest capital cities in the world.
Although this may sound ideal for many of you, there’s something extremely important to note about the weather here.
During Lima’s winter months – which span from May to November approximately – it’s cool, cloudy, and grey. We’re talking 6 months straight of somber, sunless skies.
180 days of grey gets depressing. I can confirm, having lived it.
If you want to visit Lima, DO IT IN SUMMER.
Seriously. This is non-negotiable. The city feels 100x more pleasant.
Only come to Lima between November and June.
During its summer months, Lima has perfect weather. Between 70- and 80-degrees Fahrenheit (mid 20s Celsius) and bright, sunny skies every day.