Lima was founded by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizzare, in 1535. This incredible place is a beautiful mix of high-rise condos and large colonial architecture in the city center. Lima is placed upon a valley surrounded by a beautiful and extraordinary desert. Lima is considered to be one of the driest capitals in the world. However, this desert is known as being home to some of the most interesting destinations, also having a few islands along the coast. Here are three beautiful destinations to visit in Lima.
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Even if Peru is approximately entirely covered under the Amazon rainforest, this beautiful place is a little bit different and is home to huge sand dunes. The best part just begins, because in the heart of Huacachina tourists will find a small lagoon that is surrounded by palm trees, featuring an incredible landscape. Moreover, this place is perfect for adrenaline lovers, because the massive dunes around are the best places where to practice dune buggying and sandboarding. Huacachina is placed about for hours of Lima.
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This is probably one of the best attractions in the world. The 1,000 year old lines have captured the entire world’s attention. However, Nazca Lines are best seen from above, because they are attached into the desert floor and feature several huge figures known as geoglyphs, including birds, monkey and dogs. To be mentioned that there are probably more than a thousand geoglyphs situated between Peru and Andes Mountains. Tourists willing to find the best way to see these figures can opt for a small airplane tour.
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Pucusana is a small seaside town, located about 70 km south of Lima. This beautiful town is considered to be a great escape for tourists who want to visit a traditional Peruvian fishing village. Here, tourists can enjoy the beautiful and calm water, being an excellent place to go swimming. Some of the best attractions in Pucusana are the fresh seafood, the picturesque harbor and the calm atmosphere.
Lima is an incredible place where tourists can come and enjoy beautiful and calm and attractions. What is your favorite attraction in Lima?