Lima is located in the central part of the country, comprising a coastal strip (facing the Pacific Ocean) and the highlands towards the east.
34 802 km2
9.8 feet (3 meters).
Max 86 F (30º C) and 55 F minimum (13º C). There is no much rain in Lima, the season with the highest humidity is winter which runs from June through September.
Lima is linked by the Pan-American Highway with all the cities on the coast as well as with the coastal cities of Ecuador to the north and Chile to the south. The Central Highway, the Marginal Highway and penetration roads provide access to most cities over the highlands and the jungle.
Lima is connected with the world’s most important cities. It is the gateway to Peru’s major destinations through Jorge Chávez International Airport.
• Cebiche (fish filet cut in chunks and marinated in lemon juice, onions and chili).
• Escabeche (fish or chicken marinated in vinegar and pot steamed).
• Carapulcra (casserole based on sun-dried potatoes, pork, chicken, panca and mirasol chili, garlic and other species).
• Cau-cau (casserole based on small cubes of tripe and potatoes seasoned with turmeric and mint).
• Anticuchos (beef heart marinated in vinegar and panca chili, cooked on skewers over the grill).
• Lomo saltado (sautéed mix of beef, onions, tomatoes, chili and various herbs, served with fries and rice).
• Ají de gallina (chicken casserole prepared with milk, cheese, chili and nuts).
• Causa rellena (mashed potato paste seasoned with ground chili and stuffed with tuna).
• Choros a la chalaca (steamed mussels with onions and a dash of chili and seasoned with lemon juice).
• Tacu-Tacu (reheated beans mixed with rice served with a steak covered in breadcrumbs and onion sauce).
Parihuela (concentrated fish and seafood soup).
• Sancochado (soup/stew made with meat, corn, sweet potatoes, carrots, cabbage, cassava and potatoes).
• Pescado a la chorrillana (fried fish served with a sauce made of onions, tomatoes and white wine).
• Pescado a lo macho (fried fish with a sauce made of seafood and chili).
The typical desserts include:
• Mazamorra morada (pudding made with corn starch and sweet potato with dried and fresh fruits).
• Suspiro a la limeña (meringue with caramel spread and vanilla).
• Turrón de Doña Pepa (flour and lard dough baked and covered with brown sugar syrup).
• Picarones (Fried rings made of sweet potato flour and pumpkin, covered with brown sugar or sugar cane syrup).