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“City” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Callao

Callao
Lima, Peru (San Isidro)
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Ranked #62 of 128 attractions in Lima
Type: Neighborhoods
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Owner description: Lima's harbor
Montevideo, Uruguay
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140 reviews 140 reviews
32 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“City”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

A small port city in Lima, airport is here also. Go with a guide or tour, as this is not the best part of town.

Visited October 2011
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Anchorage
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Callao ~ Palomino Islands 1/2 Day Boat tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

I would recommend the day tour to the Palomino Islands that departs from Callao. Swimming with the sea lions was an awesome experience. We also saw Humboldt penguins and lots of birds. Other than the boat tour, not much to see in Callao.

Visited May 2012
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Lima, Peru
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“mixed experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Callao is trying hard to clean up it's image as a haven for drugs and gangs. La punta is a suburb right on the end of Callao near the port. But you have to drive through all the bad areas first. Some might feel nervous like being trapped between the hood and the ocean with only one road in and out. Also, don't speed at all in Callao, the cameras are everywhere, and the fines are over the top.

Visited October 2011
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Palm Springs, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Not A Very Good Area... WATCH OUT..!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

This is a rough area of town... trash scattered everywhere... I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Lima... EXCEPT for Callao.

Visited May 2012
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Lima, Peru
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“Interesting. Best to go in Summer”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Cute beach town with very colorful houses. Nice local businesses and restaurants line the coast. There is a promenade along the coast. Cold to visit any time but summer.

Visited June 2011
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