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Understanding Lima

Understanding Lima

Quick info about Peru

  • Currency: Peruvian Soles (s/.) or (PEN).
  • Languages: Spanish 84% (Official), Quechua 13%, Aymara 1.7%
  • Visas: Citizens of the U.S. and most other Western countries don’t require a tourist visa. The maximum period of stay granted is 183 days (you will need to explicitly ask the customs officer for more than 90 days, which is otherwise the default period of stay).
  • ATMs: Widely available in big cities and towns. ATMs will allow you to withdraw either Soles or US$. Please note that most ATMs limit withdrawals to about 700 Soles per day (or the equivalent in US$).
    If you need larger amounts of money, tell your bank in
    advance so they can raise your limit.
  • Credit & debit cards: Accepted at many businesses. Note: VISA is more popular in Peru than Mastercard, and very few places accept other cards such as American Express.

Weather in Lima

  • Mild temperatures

    It is neither cold nor very hot. Temperatures rarely fall below 14 °C (57 °F) or rise above 29 °C (84 °F) throughout the entire year.

  • High humidity

    Lima's yearly humidity average is 83%, especially for Districts located next to the sea such as Miraflores, Barranco, and Callao.

  • Low rainfall

    While relative humidity is high, rainfall is very low due to strong atmospheric stability. Only 0.5 inches of rainfall fall on Lima during the entire year .

Costs of Living

Your estimated
daily budget
On a budget
PEN 60-70 (about $22)
  • Shared dorm bed = PEN 30-25
  • Budget lunch = PEN 8
  • Budget dinner = PEN 10-20
  • Museum tickets = PEN 7
  • Transportation = PEN 5
Mid-range
PEN 90-150 ($25-$45)
  • Airbnb = PEN 55-90
  • Set menu lunch = PEN 10-15
  • Restaurant dinner = PEN 20-45
  • Museum tickets = PEN 7
  • Transportation = PEN 5-20
High end
PEN 300 + ($90+)
  • Hotel room with breakfast =
    PEN 200+
  • Restaurant lunch = PEN 20+
  • Fancy dinner = PEN 70+
  • Private city tour = PEN 150+

Getting around by Metropolitano bus

By taxi

Street taxi from Miraflores to…

  • Historic Downtown: 12-14 soles
  • Barranco Area: 6-8 soles
  • Larco Museum: 12-15 soles
  • Grand National Theatre / National Museum : 10-12 soles
  • San Isidro area: 10-12 soles
  • Magic Circuit of water / MALI
    Museum: 9-12 soles
  • Cruz del Sur terminal: 8-10 soles

Uber (app) from Miraflores to…

  • Historic Downtown: 16-20 soles
  • Barranco Area: 7-8 soles
  • Larco Museum: 15-20 soles
  • Grand National Theatre / National Museum : 11-15 soles
  • San Isidro area: 8-11 soles
  • Magic Circuit of water / MALI
    Museum: 13-16 soles
  • Cruz del Sur terminal: 11-14 soles
  • Airport: 50 soles

Taxi Satelital from Miraflores to…

  • Historic Downtown: 18 soles
  • Barranco Area: 12 soles
  • Larco Museum: 20 soles
  • Grand National Theatre / National Museum : 17 soles
  • San Isidro area: 14 soles
  • Magic Circuit of water / MALI
    Museum: 16 soles
  • Cruz del Sur terminal: 16 soles
  • Airport: 50 soles

Official holidays

  • New Year’s Day: Friday, January 1
  • Holy Thursday & Good Friday: March 24 & 25
  • International Workers’ Day: Sunday, May 1
  • St. Peter & St. Paul’s Day: Wednesday , June 29
  • Independence Day: Thu & Fri, July 28 & 29
  • Santa Rosa of Lima: Tuesday, August 30
  • Battle of Angamos: Saturday, October 8
  • All Saints Day: Tuesday, November 1
  • Immaculate Conception: Thu, December 8
  • Christmas Day: Sunday, December 25
  • PLEASE NOTE: Since we understand that many Students have limited time to have the most
  • classes possible during their time in Lima, we make an effort to open during most official holidays.
  • Our registration form has been programmed to automatically show notifications only for those days
  • we close and offer additional flexible options such as:
  • 1) Make up for missed classes by having extra private or group classes during that or next week, or
  • 2) Paying a prorated price during weeks shortened by one or more official holidays when we are in
  • fact closed (Specially for group classes where prices are week based)
  • You can know more about the days we are closed by completing our registration form or by
  • sending a message to contact@peruwayna.com.




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Please note: Because we have a limited number or teachers and classrooms, some schedules may be subject to
availability based on your desired classes frequency and duration. However, if you can't find your ideal schedule,
please feel free to contact us anytime and we will happily reach out to you in order to work on alternative solutions.
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