The Peruvian culture in Lima is all about enjoying life’s simple pleasures with family and friends. A wonderful opportunity for Spanish immersion in Peru is awaiting you at the Ecela school in Lima. Being a student in this study abroad program will give you a chance to experience fun local activities and excursions.
Top Local Activities in Lima
Parrilla de Bienvenida – Upon your arrival to the Ecela school in Lima you will are invited to join and mingle with other students, staff and locals in a welcome party. Here you will have an opportunity to get to know others while sampling some of the local cuisine. Who knows, maybe this event will spark a culinary curiosity within you.
Culinary Lessons – Locals in Peru indulge in the rich cuisine of the land. Being that Lima is located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, seafood is a staple in the kitchen and ceviche is a traditional Peruvian dish. Don’t be fooled though, the vast richness of the land provides an abundance of agricultural resources that are used in local kitchens as well. Be sure to sign up for a culinary lesson to learn how the local resources combined with the local, European and Asian influences are combined in cuisine.
Festejo – This local dance has been described as energetic, festive and bold. Festejo emerged from coastal Peru and has an Afro-Peruvian ethnic charm to it. You can see the dance being performed at local festivals as well as in clubs. It is a cultural mix that is indicative of the people of this diverse city. Sign up for Festejo dance lessons as part of your Spanish immersion in Peru!
Explore the City – The city of Lima is truly remarkable. When you think about the age of the land you realize that the architecture has been around for hundreds and hundreds of years. There is so much to see and do in Lima that you can chose to take a tour on bike, on foot, or by bus. This should be, of course, in addition to exploring the city on your own with your new-found friends while you continue to learn Spanish in Lima. Exploring the city is a great way to practice what you’ve learned and deepen your Spanish immersion experience in Peru.
Marvelous Weekend Excursions Near Lima
Ciudad de Caral – The Sacred City of Caral is an archaeological site that dates back to 2600 B.C., and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site covers over 150 acres and includes plazas, temples and residential buildings. It is believed that this was a thriving metropolis. The sheer magnitude of the site should be witnessed first-hand to appreciate it.
The temple of Pachacamac– The city of Lima is breathtaking, but be sure to plan an excursion outside of the city. You won’t have to venture too far outside the city to visit the temple of Pachacamac. This ancient archeological site has been known to attract tourists for its cultural importance and spiritual experiences.
Islas Ballestas Excursion – Located off the shore of Peru, south of Lima. these islands are a wildlife sanctuary for animals such as birds, seals/sea lions and even penguins. As you approach the islands you will notice that they are predominately composed of exquisite rock formations that serve to protect the animals that inhabit the island. The Islas Ballestas are the best known ecotourism spot on the Peruvian coast.
Visit Canta – For a breathtaking trip out of the city and into the lush landscape of the Andes head to Canta. The town of Canta is situated in the Chillon Valley of the mountains, which makes it a wonderful place to explore the great outdoors. You can plan activities on the Chillon River, or hike the trails up the mountain. Whatever your desire on this getaway, the tranquility of Canta is sure to please.
When you attend the Ecela school to learn Spanish in Lima there is no shortage of exciting things to do and places to go.