Lima Destination Guide

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The culture in Lima is all about enjoying life’s simple pleasures with family and friends. Peru is a culturally diverse country with a varied landscape. This diversity is what makes Peru a top destination for Ecela Spanish students. When you learn Spanish in Peru, not only will you study the language with amazing classmates and professors, but you’ll also have a chance to explore the country, the people and the land

Parque del Amor

Lima boasts several beautiful parks and nature sites. One of the most picturesque parks in the city is Parque del Amor which features an incredible view that overlooks the ocean and a unique, romantic sculpture that’s truly one-of-a-kind. Parque del Amor is located about 3 miles west of Ecela Lima. Click here to learn more about the park.

The Temple of Pachacamac

Pachacamac is an archaeological site located in Peru. You won’t have to venture too far outside the city to visit the historic Temple of Pachacamac, which has been known to attract tourists all over the world for its cultural significance and ancient relics. Learn more about Lima’s Pachacamac area.

Town of Canta

For a breathtaking experience, we recommend visiting the town of Canta which boasts one of Peru’s best views of the Andes Mountain region. Canta is a great place to explore the outdoors and the surrounding landscape. You can plan activities near the Chillón River or hike the trails going up along the mountain. No matter what you hope to experience on this getaway, the tranquility of Canta will surely be enough to satisfy. Learn more about Canta here.

Islas Ballestas

The Islas Ballestas are the best known ecotourism spot on the Peruvian coast. Located just south of Lima off the shore of Peru, these islands are a wildlife sanctuary for birds, seals, sea lions, penguins and more. As you approach the islands you’ll notice that they are composed mostly of gorgeous rock formations that serve to protect the animals inhabiting the islands. Click here to learn more about the Islas Ballestas.

Learn More About Lima

Want to learn more about Lima? Check out these resources and travel guides to get a feel for the city.

Official English Website for the City of Lima
Lonely Planet’s Lima Guide
Footprint’s Lima Travel Guide