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Callao, Lima

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Peru's largest port of entry, Callao boasts a rich history dating back to the 16th century, when it was established by Spanish colonists. The seaport connected Peru with the rest of the world since colonial times, and today contains Lima's international airport. Explore the harbor area lined with small wooden houses and seafood restaurants, or relax on one of the pebbled beaches. The area is also a popular base for exploring the nearby islands and the starting point for many boat tours catering to nature lovers interested in spotting penguins and sea lions. Make Callao a part of your Lima vacation plans using our Lima holiday planner.
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  • 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....  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 an...  more »