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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 December 2012

One of our unique experiences in Peru was a boat trip around the islands near the Lima port and admire nature. There were pelicans, pinguins, and ... different populations of sea lions. We got the opportunity to swim with them and have direct contact. Snacks...More

16  Thank FrancineMessines
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Reviewed 8 February 2015

Violent crime is rampant in this part of the city (especially on the road from the airport) and it goes under-reported because the local police make filing a claim so difficult. Avoid.

12  Thank JohnByng
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

We had a boat trip with Palomino Islands Cruises. The excursion took 4 hours. But the most of them was the trip to islands and back. The price was 49 USD + 11 Soles (entrance fee to The National Park) per person. Our guide provided...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

El Callao has a street where there are some nice restaurants and some galleries that are interesting to visit. However, this seems to be a very dangerous area so best to avoid on your own or late at night.

1  Thank photolustworld
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

This is the port area of Lima. Our tour to the Palomino Islands left from here. Our driver told us several times to not get into a car with anyone except him. When we got back to the drop off point, our tour guide refused...More

4  Thank GregoriousTraveler
Reviewed 24 August 2017

On our second day, our taxicab Arturo took us to La punta to sightsee and to eat mariscos. It was great to see El Real Felipe, the Escuela Naval and the beautiful old houses in this district.

Thank Cuatrodivas
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This area is the port that serves Lima. We were advised both by staff on our cruise ship and our tour guides that we should not walk through the area due to high crime rates, drugs, undesirables, etc. So we played safe and observed from...More

2  Thank Dan L
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Second time on a cruise stop in Lima, and cruise staff have been VERY negative about Callao, the port area for Lima) both times. Apparently it can be dangerous in some areas, but if you taxi in to the Fort of King Phillip or a...More

1  Thank pswise
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Nicely refurbished, walking around La Punta in Callao is a must, plenty of excellent restaurants you can spend a whole day enjoying the view, the movement of fishing ships and the big one coming in and out from the port. Stop at don Miguel to...More

Thank Mario M
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is the port city of Lima. A business and shipping area with tons of history. Go with someone who can tour you around and make sure you go to the fish market. Fantastic

1  Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The port is impressive. Not too far is the interesting fisherman's wharf where there are lots of sea life for sale. People repairing fishing nets, too. Nice beach. Lots of Pelicans.

1  Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 3 May 2016

This Area of Lima has become quite dangerous if you dont know where to go or get lost. What is beautiful about Callao is that still have those Colonial houses,wish make certain areas quite colorful and with its own caracter..But i wouldn´t go with out...More

5  Thank Tamiko_Ai
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