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Lima/Rio Rimac North

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Rio Rimac North

Rio Rimac North is the section of Lima north of Rio Rimac. The area designated as Rio Rimac North includes the neighborhoods of Ancon, Callao, Carabayllo, Comas, Independencia, Los Olivos, Luringancho-Chosica, Puente Piedra, Rimac, San Juan de Luringancho, San Martin de Porres, Santa Rosa, and Ventanilla.

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  • Bahia de Ancon. The bay of Ancon has a group of island (islas pescadores) with sea lions and birds, its possible to organise tours of the islands. Recommended to visit between September and March as thats when the most birds are there.  edit
Complejo Arqueológico de Cajamarquilla
  • Cajamarquilla (The Dead City of Cajamarquilla, Complejo Arqueológico de Cajamarquilla), (11º 59' 07 S 76º 54' 25 W), [1]. Officially 9AM-4PM. A pre-hispanic city covering an area of 6 km². Cajamarquilla is considered to be the second largest adobe city in Peru. The surrounding area is industrial, dusty and dirty. The site is littered with garbage. There is a security guard on a motorbike onsite for your safety and the safety of the ruins. A central plaza has been restored and excavations are taking place around the site. There are hundreds of crumbling walls, rooms, doorways, enough to keep you occupied for quite some time. Located 10km east of Lima, just off Carretera Central. It is about 5 km north from el Parque Zoológico de Huachipa. If travelling by bus take the Luringancho bus or the Ate Vitarta and then change buses. Tours can be organised from Ate Vitarte Unofficially entry is free.. (-11.9853,-76.9064) edit
Panoramic view from Cerro San Cristóbal
  • Cerro San Cristóbal, (12º 02' 04 S 77º 01' 04 W). The hill features a large Peruvian flag painted on its slopes and is situated just north of the Rimac river. With a summit approximately 368 meters above sea level, visitors can contemplate an incomparable landscape: the city with its high buildings, the course of the river Rimac, as well as the sea ports and districts. An observation point with an illuminated cross, a museum and a restaurant are located at the summit. Many tour companies include a visit here on their itineraries, tours can also be organised near the Plaza de Armas for S/.10 or an alternative is to take a taxi. (-12.0344,-77.0178) edit
  • Huaca El Paraiso, San Martín de Porres, Perú (11º 57' 16 S 77º 07' 07 W), [2]. Archaeological site with a small oasis nearby. (-11.95444,-77.1186) edit
  • Museo del Centro de Investigación Arqueológica de Ancón, Prolongación Jorge Chávez, Ancón, +51 1 552 1162, [3]. 7 Days 9am to 6pm. S/.2.00 Adult y S/.1.00 Child.  edit
  • Museo del Convento de los Descalzos, Alameda de los Descalzos 202, Rímac, +51 1 481 0441.  edit
  • Museo Geológico de la Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Av. Túpac Amaru Km. 4.5 (Campus Universitario), Rimac, +51 1 481 1070 anexo 364.  edit
  • Museo Del Virreinato, Quinta de Presa, Jr. Chira s/n Rimac, +51 1 481 3967.  edit
  • Parque Ecológico Nacional Antonio Raimondi, Ancón. 8,259 hectares on the right bank of the Panamericana Norte, in the district of Ancon  edit
  • Petroglifos de Checta. About 450 petroglyphs (rock carvings). Spiders, foxes, pumas, fish and more.  edit
  • Plaza de Acho, Marañón, Rimac. (-12.0414,-77.0233) edit
  • Museo San Cristobal, Summit of Cerro San Cristobal. Adults S/.1.00, children S/.0.50. (-12.0353,-77.0180) edit
  • Museo Taurino Plaza de Acho, Jr. Hualgayoc 332, Rímac, +51 1 482 3360. (-12.0414,-77.0233) edit

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  • Los Andes Golf Club, Carretera Central Km. 23 Hacienda Huampani, Lurigancho, Chosica (11º 58' 23 S 76º 47' 30 W), (511) 497-1066 (), [4]. 9 Hole golf course, swimming pool, restaurant, bar, barbeque area. US$50 for foreignors.  edit

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  • Las Brisas, Mza. D Lote 11 Urb. Garcilazo De La Vega (Frente Parroquia Virgen Del Rosario), +51 1 552 2066.  edit
  • Calin Hostal, Av. Juan Velasco Alvarado Mz. I Lt. 6 Urb. Virgen Del Rosario (Alt . Parque Del Rosario), +51 1 552 1450.  edit
  • Hostal Cerna, Avenida Mariategui, Ancon, +51 1 524 5271.  edit
  • Hostal La Estacion, Mza. D Lote 17 A.H. Las Esteras II.  edit
  • El Paraiso, Av. Garcilazo De La Vega Mza. S/N Lote 7 Urb. Garcilazo De La Vega, +51 1 552 0427.  edit
  • Residencial Los Faroles de Ancon, Calle Abtao 348, Ancón.  edit


  • Municipalidad de Lurigancho-Chosica, Jr. Trujillo Sur 496 – Chosica, +51 1 360 3075 (, fax: +51 1 360 2576), [6].  edit
  • Municipalidad Distrital de Puente Piedra, Calle 9 de Junio 100, +51 1 219 6200, [7].  edit
  • Municipalidad de San Juan de Lurigancho, Jr. Los Amautas 180 - Urb. Zárate, +51 1 458 0509, [8].  edit

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