Lima, the City of Kings, is the capital of Peru. Despite its hustle and bustle, Lima contains quite a few spots to catch a relaxing moment. Thanks to the city’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean and variety of microclimates, there’s plenty to do and enjoy while visiting this capital city on your Peru vacation. Getting to one of these four spots for a Lima sunset is one of those them.
Malecón de Chorrillos
Located south of Lima, the Malecon de Chorrillos is one of the best views in the city at sunset. From there, you can watch the sunset from the cliffs and beaches. Nearby, and worth visiting, are the Morro Solar and La Herradura beach.
Malecón de Miraflores
From this boardwalk you can enjoy the best view of the Pacific Ocean. Besides catching a great view of sunset in Lima from her, you can also go paragliding or wander the parks like Park of Love, Raimondi Park and Maria Reiche Park. Also, the beautiful Larcomar shopping center is just a few steps away.
The Viewpoint of Barranco
This incredible viewpoint is located on a cliff behind the famous Ermita de Barranco. From there, you can view the almost magical Pacific Ocean. After the sun sets you can grab a bite at some of Lima’s best restaurants located in Barranco or watch sunset in Lima while dining at one of them.
The Beaches in the south of Lima
About 38 to 53 kilometers south of Lima there exists several beaches that are a must-visit for those who love sun and waves. Among the most popular are Punta Hermosa, Santa Maria del Mar, and San Bartolo. Their location means some of the best and most unique sunset views in all of Lima.
Catching the sunset in Lima is perhaps one of the simplest activities you can enjoy while visiting Peru, yet one of the most satisfying. Thanks to Lima’s geographical location, the nightly show is quite spectacular (and totally free!), especially if you’re not accustomed to having the Pacific Ocean next door.