Peru’s largest city and capital, Lima, sits on the arid Pacific coast and is a great starting point for any Peruvian adventure. Founded in 1535, the colonial city center with its grand architecture has been well-preserved, while a modern city flourishes around it. The city is a culinary hotspot 400 years in the making, and boasts renowned restaurants offering a fusion of indigenous, Spanish, and Asian flavors. Lima is also home to some of the best museums and art galleries in the Americas, including the stunning Lima Cathedral. During your stay, you might enjoy surfing nearby Punta Roquitas or Playa Waikiki, or biking along the coastline. The more adventurous might even try paragliding on Lima’s reliable winds! Afterward, treat yourself to Lima’s vibrant nightlife in the neighborhoods of Miraflores and Barranco and sample the national cocktail, a refreshing Pisco Sour.