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Elegant and charming residential neighborhood located north of Lima features neo-classic architecture, cobblestone streets, excellent dining, good shopping and the Huaca Hallamarma, a restored pre-Inca pyramid that now serves as a small museum of...more
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San Isidro
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All reviews nice neighborhood olive trees upper class upmarket suburb residential area of lima astrid y gaston a great place to stay nice church safe place lots of shops walk around shopping mall visiting lima embassies district parks el
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

San Isidro is home to Lima's upper class and wealthy. Like Miraflores, one feels safe and undiminished by this architecturally beautiful neighborhood. This district houses private homes, business associations ( former residences that have become too expensive to maintain by private citizens), embassies, hotels and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fred_Kadin
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Haschanged a lot in 40 years. Used to be mostly residential with fine houses and a few restaurants. Now many of those mansions have been turned into small offices or raised and the area turned into shopping mall. Restaurants everywhere and some like Astrid y...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

Nice area. Upscale like Miraflores with a lot of business commerce taking place here. I enjoyed the time spent here as there is also quite a few things to do/see/explore.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Curtez151
Reviewed July 9, 2018

High class district of Peru. Very quite. Beautiful parks, shopping centers, restaurants. Nice play to stay.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ledgarddecossioc
Reviewed July 4, 2018

One of the landmarks of Lima and definitely worth visiting. Any city tour will take you through this area. The entire area is also known after this monument.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Kalindi D
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Along with Miraflores (to the south), San Isidro is a great place to be in when visiting Lima. It is the financial district of Lima with many banks and companies, along with many foreign embassies in the municipality. It has many nice homes and high-rise...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

San Isidro is a beautiful, upscale neighborhood in Lima. Even more so than Miraflores. It is where all of the consulates are and it has a golf course and many upscale restaurants, grocery shopping and attractions. We walked to the Huacuana pyramid and back at...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Charlene L
Reviewed June 17, 2018

We saw this neighborhood on our tour of Lima. Lots of upscale houses and shops; many embassies are nearby in this neighborhood also. This neighborhood has the olive garden park in its center also. I enjoyed getting a feel for this area, very different from...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank finesilver
Reviewed June 13, 2018

I thought the architecture was very cool but it was crazy busy when I went (and very hot) so not as enjoyable of an experience as I had hoped for.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lauren H
Reviewed April 1, 2018

It is a pleasure walking thru the streets of San Isidro, the clean and well trimmed gardens make the section if Lima the gem of this Capital City, with all people without exception trying to help you when asked.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JACK S
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September 16, 2015|
Response from sheboygannancy | Reviewed this property |
Wish I could help but we didn't eat there. We stayed at a B&B and spent the rest of our time sightseeing and eating elsewhere. Can't imagine you can go wrong in Peru though. Everything they serve is delicious.
September 9, 2015|
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Response from MDando | Reviewed this property |
If you like Chinese or Chifa as they are called in Peru, the best in San Isidro is called Royal in Prescott Avenue. For Peruvian and International food there is the Tanta in the Park EL Olivar San Isidro
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Trip report 8-22 thru 9-1, 2013 (posted on different forums) (6 Replies)
Dear TA Friends, I use TA so much to plan trips and always get the best advice--time to give back, reflect and hopefully help someone else. We went to Lima, Puno, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu and Cusco. I posted here, Puno and sacred valley as appropriate for what we did in these areas. I am a recent widow and this was my first trip without my husband which was difficult-he would have loved=I am fortunate to have many friends, so a dear friend of mine went with me. We are two 55 year old but...More
September 07, 2013|
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@casa, great report. You could just post everything on the general Peru forum, no need to make multiple threads.
Ottawa, Canada
Miraflores or San Isidro for hotel in Lima (12 Replies)
We`re there for a few days and trying to choose between the Radisson in Miraflores or Casa Bella in San Isidro. We will be pretty tired the first day, so were thinking it would be better to stay in Miraflores, but aren`t sure. Casa Bella will provide a taxi service to Miraflores and is supposed to be in a nice suburb with lots of restaurants around. Any thoughts? Thanks
July 04, 2010|
Response frommlgb E|
Not necessarily true depending on where you are in San Isidro. But I would read the reviews of any small places such as Casa Bella carefully. Eg read the worst reviews first, and discount any one-time posters that give 5-star ratings, it's a red flag that they are asked to do this by the owner. They may be fine but some of the mediocre reviews look to be genuine.
San Francisco, California
Where to buy Alianza v. Universitario 26 Sep. soccer tix? (3 Replies)
Hello All, We will be in Lima for what I've read is the football (soccer) "Clásico" of Lima, Alianza Lima vs. Universitario de Deportes on September 26th, 2010. We're still in the USA and as this is a derby, I imagine the tickets will be very hard to come by or there will be scalpers trying to overcharge foreigners on the day of the match. I assume tickets can be purchased at the box office at the stadium. Does anyone know the hours of operation at the Universitario Stadium? If possible...More
September 21, 2010|
Response fromDL3838|
Thanks very much for your reply. We will be in transit all of Thursday and arriving to Lima Friday early. Do you still recommend buying online or is there a "satellite" ticket office in the San Isidro area that we can go to on Friday? Thanks again