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See Yourself Here: Lima

Discover the colonial facades and vibrant lifestyle of Lima 


18 April 2022

Peru’s capital, Lima, is a bustling metropolis based in the valleys surrounded by an arid desert, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Its costal location makes it a fish and seafood rich destination, where the quality is like no other. The temperatures across Peru’s coast allow for plenty of warm and sunny weather, with minimal rain over the winter months. Filled with beautiful churches and monasteries, Spanish culture runs through the city. In 1988, UNESCO declared the historic city center a World Heritage site. Lima is also known as a center for meetings and events, especially as the capital of Peru.

Hotels, venues and places to meet

One of the benefits of hosting a meeting or event in Lima is its proximity to Jorge Chávez International Airport, which is just seven miles north of the city center. As a result there’s easy access to Lima directly from Atlanta, Miami, New York, and Toronto.

There is an excellent assortment of hotels available, ranging from a vast amount of boutique properties with a local Peruvian vibe, through to those belonging to global hotel chains, with extensive meeting and event spaces..

Well-known properties include the Sheraton Lima, with over 400 rooms and 3,480 square meters of event space, The Westin Lima, offering 2,295 square meters of event space, and the Swissotel Lima, which also boasts a large convention center and two grand ballrooms.

Eat your way through Lima

Lima is known for its culinary delights, which has developed across the world over the past few years. But, nowhere makes it quite like the Peruvians. When visiting for business, it is the perfect opportunity to eat your way through Lima and try some of the best South American staples. Here are some delicacies not to be missed when in Lima:  

  1. Aji de Gallina: A rich chicken stew often found in the winter, as it tends to be hearty, but is a fine example of Peruvian “rustic” cooking at its best. Where to go? Try Huaca Pucllana ruins restaurant.
  2. Anticuchos: Grilled meat is a staple of Lima, but even more so, tender, succulent organ meat. This dish is made using cow’s heart, with slices of potato and onion in between, on a skewer, before being drizzled with lime juice. Where to go? Anticuchos de la Tía Grimanesa, which use to be a 30 year old standalone cart run by a local woman, until she became so busy, she opened a restaurant in the very spot.
  3. Sanguche de Chicharron: A warm sandwich made from slow-cooked, juicy pork topped with fresh and spicy tomato salsa. It makes for the perfect on the go lunch when visiting Peru for business. Where to go? El Chinito, which is known to be the best restaurant for this delicacy. It’s a family run restaurant and has been in business for almost 60 years!  

Lima also offers  some ideal team building activities through gourmet dining with some of Peru’s finest chefs - creating lasting relationships between colleagues through a love of food, while sharing a new experience with your team in a different country.  

Uncover lima through incentive travel

Lima has so much to offer as an incentive travel destination. The coast has some of the most delightful sights, such as Paracas National Park with its gorgeous desert landscapes and the marine wildlife at the Ballestas Islands. An incentive trip like no other, waiting for you in South America. Can you see yourself here? 

It is time to host your next meeting or event in Lima. 

Insider insights

Gustavo Elbaum

Gustavo Elbaum, Senior Director, CWT Meetings & Events, Latin America

“Peru is very well located in Latin America and is a country with amazing culture and hospitality. The food is an experience itself and that sometimes is the real reason decide to host a meeting or event out there – it is outstanding!” 

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