We are blessed to be living in the Miraflores district for the last few months, here in Lima Peru. We have been living just blocks from the famous Malecon, lining the cliffs of the city. Exquisite parks and breathtaking beaches adorn this costal strip. It is here that beauty, art and landscape combine to create the perfect backdrop for relaxation and exploration.
One of the most beautiful sites of the Malecon is Raimondi Park. This vast green park is lined with benches and features a playground perfect for children. Raimondi park also has an impressive lighthouse area that is enhanced by fountains that add to the ambiance.
Another park perfect for visiting is the Parque de Amor. This park is perfect for exploring with that special someone. In the Parque de Amor you will find a sculpture of the artist Victor Delfin that shows two lovers kissing, while reading words of love from famous poets that are written on benches.
On your way you also find the Yitzhak Rabin Park dedicated to the memory of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994. The Champagnat Park is small but breathtaking and has a lovely trail of palm trees and flowers that is quite romantic.
If you are looking for adventure you will find that at the Skate Park of Miraflores. This is perfect for extreme skaters and cyclists.
During your journey you will notice the beaches Pampilla, Waikiki, Makaha and Redondo, where surfing is practiced. The Bike tours are also a wonderful way to see the Malecon. Biking packages usually include a bike, guidance from someone experienced, water and snacks.
To finish your journey visit Larcomar, the most visited commercial area of Miraflores. There is no end to what you will find here. Shops for crafts, discos, cinemas, mueseums and restaurants will provide you with endless possibilites.
The Malecon in Miarflores is something that must be seen to be fully appreciated.
Lainie Liberti is a recovering branding expert, who’s career once focused on creating campaigns for green – eco business, non-profits and conscious business. Dazzling clients with her high-energy designs for over 18 years, Lainie lent her artistic talents to businesses that matter. But that was then.
In 2008, after the economy took a turn, Lainie decided to be the change (instead of a victim) and began the process of “lifestyle redesign,” a joint decision between both her and her 11-year-old son, Miro. They sold or gave away all of of their possessions in 2009 and began a life of travel, service, and exploration. Lainie and her son Miro began their open-ended adventure backpacking through Central and South America. They are slow traveling around the globe allowing inspiration to be their compass. The pair is most interested in exploring different cultures, contributing by serving, and connecting with humanity as ‘global citizens.’
Today Lainie considers herself a digital nomad who is living a location independent life. She and her son write and podcast their experiences from the road at Raising Miro on the Road of Life.