Lima Airport (LIM)
Flights from New Zealand to Lima will disembark at Jorge Chávez International Airport.
Lima's main airport, the Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) is located in Callao, north west of the historic heart and Miraflores. In 2010 the airport was awarded the Best Airport in South America by the UK based consultancy firm, Skytrax.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Jorge Chávez International Airport. Book your Lima Airport accommodation.
For more information on Lima holidays check out our Lima travel guide.
Looking for more than just a flight? A Lima holiday package includes flights, accommodation, and often other extras like tours or car hire.
The location of Lima was inhabited by several pre-Columbian groups before Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro officially founded the city in 1535 under the authority from Spain. Strategically located on the Pacific Ocean, Lima became an important trading port throughout the colonial period leading to considerable wealth for the city. Today the ancient and colonial legacy blends effortlessly with independent Peru, as the country navigates the complexities of the modern world.
The pyramid of Huaca Pucllana, situated in the heart of Miraflores, was constructed by peoples who inhabited the region between 200 and 700CE. The temple complex of Pachacamac, just south of the city, is also worth exploring. The heart of the colonial period is located in the appropriately named Centro Historico. Consider admiring the impressive architecture on Plaza de Armas, the city's main historic square with the Cathedral and Archbishop's Palace, Palacio de Gobieno or Presidential Palace and the City Hall.
On the coast is trendy Miraflores, where most travellers choose to base themselves. The district offers great shopping opportunities; consider exploring Larcomar, a shopping centre spectacularly located on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A casual stroll along the cliff top via the various parks is a favoured activity if you have a spare afternoon. Adrenaline seekers can fulfil the inner daredevil with paragliding or hang gliding from the cliffs.