Lima is the capital of Peru with a population of about 9 million. It is the major business center of Peru and it is growing rapidly as people from the rest of Peru are moving to Lima for economic opportunity, so you can meet girls from all over the country without leaving Lima.
Lima is situated on the Pacific Ocean with the Humboldt current just off the coast, so the weather is generally between 12-25C, with mostly cool overcast conditions near the water and much warmer and sunnier as you move inland. It almost never rains in Lima, leading to some parts of the city looking dirty.
Nuevo Sol - current exchange rate US$1 = 2.80 soles
In Miraflores and the beach areas it is common to see young men wearing shorts, t shirts, and flip flops, but the general dress for men is pants or jeans, button down or t shirt, and closed toed shoes.
Spanish. In Miraflores and San Isidro you are likely to find English spoken (or at least understood), but still not much.
Where to go:
Most visitors go straight to Miraflores, one of the nicest parts of town catering to upscale Peruvians and tourists. If you are coming for a visit this where you will find nice hotels, good restaurants, a wide selection of nightclubs, and many girls hoping to meet foreign guys. There are as many police as people here, so you can walk around safely pretty much any hour of the day. For day game you can concentrate on Av. Diagonal from the beach up Av. Arequipa through San Isidro and Lince and on to the Parque de la Reserva in Lima. This is the main street from Miraflores to downtown Lima, with many restaurants, shops, and English instruction schools full of young women wanting to practice English with a native speaker.
Where to stay:
There are nice hotels in Miraflores, but if you are planning on having women visit a much better plan is to rent a short term apartment. There is a lot of prostitution in Lima so many hotels will not allow women to visit your room, or if they do they charge as much as a $20 fee for visitors. Also, a lot of women will not go to your hotel room because they are concerned about their reputation and don't want to be thought of as a prostitute. You can find a wide selection of short term apartment rentals on Craigslist or by doing a search on Google.
Where to eat:
If you like seafood you will love Lima. The most popular dish is cebiche, a raw fish dish (plus octopus in the mixto version) "cooked" in lime juice with onions, corn, pepper, and topped with yuyo seaweed. It might not sound good, but it is incredible and when in Lima I visit as many cebicherias as I can to enjoy the variations. It is fresh caught in the morning and best eaten before 1pm, and never eat it in the afternoon. There are also great restaurants all over Miraflores for regional cuisine, from the gourmet Astrid y Gaston to local hole in the wall restaurants. The best way to find them is to ask locals for recommendations or look for busy restaurants as you walk around the city. Believe it or not, for the girls who don't have a lot of money a meal at KFC or McDonalds can be a big deal. Best to ask where she wants to go, you might be surprised.
If you are going to be in town to meet girls you will need a cell phone. You can get a cheap Claro phone for under $30 or bring an unlocked GSM phone and buy a chip for about $6. Every girl here has a phone but they never have credit, so it is normal for a girl to call you and then hang up before you answer. She is expecting you to call back and pay for the call. Women here will look through your phone for evidence of other girls, so any time you don't have the phone in your pocket and a girl is around make sure it is locked so she can't snoop.
There are a million buses and minibuses that will take you anywhere you want to go between .60 cents and $2, but they are kind of difficult to figure out if you don't know the street names where you are going. These buses are great for seeing pretty girls though, and in the non-peak travel times you can find a seat next to a cutie and say 'hi'.There are also a million taxis, and anywhere you want to go should be less than $2.50 in Miraflores up to $3 or $4 to go somewhere outside of Miraflores like Barranco or downtown Lima.
Peruanas are awesome. They are generally very sweet and rarely have bitch shields or anything so you never have to game them hardcore. Peruvian girls are not engaged in some war of the sexes. They want a man just like you want a woman. It's not about conquering her, it's about packaging yourself nicely so she will take you.
American television shows are popular here so people from the US are particularly well-thought of, but any foreigner is going to get a warm reception. A lot of the girls working in the restaurants and shops are from poor neighborhoods outside of Miraflores and are open to meeting a nice foreign guy. They don't have any money so just taking her out to eat or to a movie or dancing will be a nice treat for her. It is like another world here where nice guys win.
The looks range from the heavy indigenous look from the Southeast to the mixed mestizo look to the tall green eyed beauties that you (rarely) see in some of the richer neighborhoods. The girls are generally short with long black hair and dark eyes, and just like everywhere, the average ones aren't that hot. However, a little time walking around should put you in contact with some really pretty girls, and occasionally even some stunners.
Where to Find Women
- Parque Kennedy, the main park in Miraflores
- The tourist malls on Petit Thouars and shops around Miraflores for chatting up the sales clerks
- Around the language schools on Av. Arequipa from Miraflores up through Lince
- The beach at the end of Av. Diagonal in the summer (Jan-March)
- The Malecon from Barranco all the way to San Isidro has parks with girls hanging out, rollerblading, riding bicycles, etc.
- The park at Larco Mar and the Parque del Amor have a lot of people hanging out in the afternoons and on the weekends
- The hostels scattered throughout Miraflores and Barranco. Some have bars and pool tables and such and you can meet local girls who hang out hoping to meet tourists, or you can meet other tourists to go out and party, or to pick up tourist girls for yourself.
- Calle de las Pizzas - there are bars with beer specials after 4pm or so and girls will stop by with friends after work or come looking to make new friends
I don't go out much to the clubs so I can't give any details, but on Calle de las Pizzas (Pizza Street) in Miraflores there are a bunch of discos and bars that are packed on Friday and Saturday night until 4am or so. There is everything from standard dance music to Cuban Salsa to Brazilian whatever. Peruvian girls love to dance, so if you can dance just go into a club and if you see a girl you like sitting at a table go up and ask her to dance, she probably will.
There is a really upscale disco in Larco Mar at the end of Larco by the ocean where rich girls from Lima and not-so-rich girls hoping to meet rich foreigners go, so if you are looking for white looking Peruanas who speak some English that should be a great spot to find them. Also there are a lot of private clubs run out of old mansions and in warehouses in Miraflores and Barranco. I went to a couple of parties at these places but I was brought by friends and don't have any idea how to get in to them.
And also there is Barranco, about 15 minutes from Miraflores in a taxi, with a really good nightclub district all in one street. Barranco is popular with younger people and backpackers and such so you should have no trouble finding hot younger women. Beer is pretty cheap and the girls love to drink so it is a great party spot for sure. A couple of blocks away past the center of Barranco there is a mansion with high stone walls and on weekend nights there are big parties on the lawn with DJs and videos projected on the building. The people tend to hang out in big groups of friends but it is easy to mingle. I can't remember the address but you can ask around in Barranco and somebody should know how to get there.
It makes it way easier to relax when you are trying to pick up knowing that no matter what if you want to get laid that night you are going to get laid. So in case you strike out with girls in the street and in the discos, Lima has a bunch of options to pay for sex. The options run from baños turcos, where you can hang out in a spa then get a massage and a tugjob, to escorts, brothels, streetwalkers, and even strip clubs with hot strippers you can either enjoy for a while in a room on the premises or you can take back to your place for the night. Prices range from $15 up to $300 or more, depending on where you go.