After living in Costa Rica and traveling around Central America, my first dip into South America by way of Peru felt like diving into the deep end of the swimming pool. This is a massive country that, unlike Central American countries, cannot be completely explored in one trip. I decided to focus my stay in Lima and the western coast. With that in mind, here’s a glimpse at 19 of my Peru images from Lima to Huacachina and the Ballestas Islands.
The Monastery of San Francisco in the Historic Center of Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Municipal Palace of Lima at the Plaza de Armas in the heart of the city.
The Cathedral of Lima on the Plaza de Armas.
A skyline view of an older slice of Lima.
A closer look at an older Lima.
The heart of Tres Marías, arguably Peru’s finest pisco sour.
Christian from Peru RoadTrip happy to be right where he is in Tres Marías.
The countryside of southern Peru.
The seemingly endless sand dunes of Huacachina.
The dune buggies line up in the sand.
The famous Oasis of Huacachina.
Silhouttes watch the Huacachina sunset in the middle of the desert.
A local fisherman passes by during a tour of the Ballestas Islands.
The incredible rocky formations teeming with wildlife make the Ballestas Islands a more accessible Galapagos.
A group of penguins inch forward, preparing for a dip into the Pacific Ocean surrounding the Ballestas Islands.
A sea lion appears to pose for the cameras at the Ballestas Islands.
The streets of Miraflores.
Jamming in Miraflores’ Kennedy Park.
La Costa Verde stretches along the Pacific edge of Lima.
Disclosure: Peru RoadTrip provided transportation from Lima to Huacachina and the Ballestas Islands. As always, all opinions are my own.