Tourist Places to Visit in Miraflores, Peru, America

Tourist Places to Visit in Miraflores, Peru, America

Miraflores is one of the districts of Lima province in Peru covering an area of 9.62 sq. km. and is situated about 13 km south of the downtown Lima. Miraflores is widely known for its beaches, parks, gardens and shopping corners welcoming tourists from all around the globe.


Geography of Miraflores:

Miraflores coordinates with 12°07′03″ S latitude and 77°02′35″ W longitude, is situated at an altitude of 79 meters. It is surrounded by Santiago de Surco district in the east, Santiago de Surco towards south, San Isidro on the north and the Pacific Ocean towards west.


History of Miraflores:

Miraflores was initially founded with name San Miguel de Miraflores, upgraded as a district on January 2, 1857. It witnessed the War of the Pacific between 1879 and 1885. Huaca Pucllana is the pre-Inca ruin in Miraflores.


How to reach Miraflores?

Jorge Chávez International Airport is the closest airport to Miraflores situated around 18 km away from Miraflores with scheduled flights to Atlanta, Toronto, Mexico City (North America) and Amsterdam, Madrid, Paris (Europe) and many other major destinations of the world.

Tourists can use bus or taxi or pre-booked vehicle to reach Miraflores from the airport. is an online taxi reservation company available for tourist’s service. It’s free. Other taxis cost S/.60.00 per person.

Buses and cars are additional options for local travel.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Miraflores:

Miraflores is home to Huaca Pucllana which is a pre-Inca mud-brick temple and Miraflores is also home to many art galleries, theatres and cultural centres.

Miraflores also houses numerous traditional shops selling a wide range of souvenirs, traditional handicrafts and jewelry. Larcomar is the prominent shop in Miraflores.

The major food corners in Miraflores are:

  • Astrid & Gaston
  • Costanera 700
  • EDO sushi bar
  • Gian Franco Caffe


What to do in Miraflores?

  • Escuela Etnia Peru
  • Skate Park
  • Parapente Paragliding Peru
  • Fly Adventure


Places to see in Miraflores:

The Costa Verde:

The Costa Verde is a locale of Miraflores housing many spectacular beaches attracting a large number of surfers and beachgoers. But these are not ideal for bath.


Luis Miro Quesada Garland Hall:

Luis Miro Quesada Garland Hall is a municipal building with Miraflores Municipal Gallery situated in front of Parque Central. It is one of the major art galleries of Lima featuring different artworks of local artists.


Parque John. F. Kennedy:

Situated in the centre of Miraflores district Parque John. F. Kennedy is a prominent park surrounded by artisan markets in the northwest and Calle de los pizzas towards southwest. Also many coffee shops, a Cathedral and restaurants surround the parks and park is also the site of many public exhibitions.


List of other places of interest in Miraflores include:

  • Iglesia Matriz
  • La Tarumba
  • Palacio Municipal
  • Parque del Amor
  • Pucllana
  • Centro Cultural de la Universidad Cayetano Heredia
  • Centro Cultural de la Municipalidad de Miraflores
  • Centro Cultural Casa Abierta
  • Museo Enrico Poli
  • Casa Museo Ricardo Palma


Ideal time to visit Miraflores:

Throughout the years is best, especially summer months are ideal to explore the beaches of Miraflores.


Accommodation options in Miraflores:

Miraflores is well known for beaches, cultural centres as well as world class hotels. Here is the list of major hotels in and around Miraflores:

  • Hotel Vila Santa Miraflores
  • Peru Star Apartments Hotel
  • Radisson Hotel Decapolis Miraflores
  • NM Lima Hotel
  • DUO Hotel Boutique
  • Aquisito Bed and Breakfast
  • The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center
  • Hilton Lima Miraflores
  • Swissotel Lima
  • House Inn Backpacker
  • Hitchhikers Backpackers Lima Hostel
  • Tierra Viva Miraflores Larco
  • JW Marriott Hotel Lima
  • Hotel Atton San Isidro
  • Miraflores Park Hotel by Orient-Express
  • B Arts Boutique Hotel
  • Hotel San Antonio Abad

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