There aren't too many desert cities which enjoy a mild, soothing climate, or are excellent surf locations for that matter. And that is far from being all that makes Peru's expansive capital a much-loved holiday destination.   The city actually boasts the greatest number of garden parks in spite of its location and also features ancient historical ruins. Its plethora of awesome qualities are mostly due to its location on the coast where it lies north of Pisco and Nazca and west of Huancayo. If you enjoy lovely parks, upscale shopping and a touch of extra excitement thanks to paragliding and surfing, all you have to do is book your flight and hotel and set off for an exhilarating vacation in the Garden City.

This city of parks and fountains is a major flight hub in the region making getting to it pretty easy. Visitors from the famous city of ruins, Cusco, will be able to arrive at Rodríguez Ballón Airport in less than two hours while visitors from Arequipa will enjoy a slightly shorter trip of one and half hours. On your arrival in Lima, you will find its express bus service, Metropolitano extremely effective when it comes to getting around the city. Its train service, Metro de Lima is also another great alternative which serves specific parts of the city.

When it comes to winding down from the rigors of your trip, a leisurely bicycle ride or stroll along El Malecon comes highly recommended. Especially since it is an excellent opportunity to soak in the relaxing ambience of its parks while taking in views of its ocean cliffs. Lima is also a great place for indulging in some retail therapy with the Larcomar being one of the most popular spots for doing so. A visit to the vast complex will provide you with the opportunity to shop at retail outlets belonging to international brands. You will also be able to enjoy a leisurely lunch or drink afterwards at a restaurant or bar with views of the ocean.

If you have always wanted to try your hand at surfing, you will find Lima an ideal place to begin thanks to the waves off its coast being pretty calm and great instructors prepared to help you conquer them. The cliffs off El Malecon are also a fantastic spot for paragliding and you too will be able to experience the exhilaration and excitement of floating over them with the beach and ocean stretched out below.