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   Time Zone
Lima is located on the central western coast of Peru, along  the shores of the Pacific Ocean   UTC/GMT -5 hours
Country Code  Weather

Peru’s country code is +51 and Lima’s area code is 01.

December is spring time in Peru, and the average temperature in Lima is 25 °C (77  °F).

Language Payment Methods

The official language of Peru is Spanish. However, English is commonly spoken at hotels, restaurants and stores.

Hotels, shopping malls and restaurants accept credit cards. Cash is recommended   for small purchases.

Currency  Business Hours

Peru’s official currency is the sol (S/.).

There are no foreign exchange controls in Peru. However, it may be difficult to exchange currencies other than dollars and euros.

Banks: 9:00 – 17:00 (weekdays)

Post Office: 9:00 – 18:00 (weekdays)

Stores and Shopping Malls: 10:00 – 21:00 every day.

Electricity Cost of Living
The voltage in Lima is 220 volts and the frequency is 60 Hz. Use a transformer/converter for 110-volt appliances. The average cost of a sandwich is S/. 10.00 (USD 3.00) and lunch can cost S/. 20.00   (USD 6.00) or more. The base fare for a taxi is S/. 7.00 (USD 2).
Jorge Chavez International Airport offers regular domestic flights to the main cities of Peru as well as international flights. It is located in the province of Callao, 40 minutes from Lima.



Lima is the primary destination in Peru. Among its many important sites are the main attractions of the historic centre, archaeological sites, museums, art galleries and natural protected areas.

In the historic centre of Lima, you can visit the Basilica and Convent of San Francisco, the Plaza Mayor, the Cathedral of Lima, the Basilica and Convent of Santo Domingo and the Torre Tagle Palace, among others.

In recent years, Lima has experienced considerable progress as a result of sound economic growth.  It offers visitors its modern facilities; the highest quality in hotel, restaurant, transportation, communication and health services; and world-famous tourist attractions.