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Callao, Lima
(2.2/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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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  • An experience not recommended for all audiences, in the month of October we have very cold air, very chopped sea (strong waves) and the stench of the Islands. It was a very extreme experience, my 62-year-old mother, the step very badly by the freezing cold, the sickness of the waves and the putrid smell of the fecal eces of wolves, could qualify how nauseating smell. We spent 4 hours of terror, my group no one enjoyed it to 100. It is not a beautiful experience because of the dizziness and the smell or you enjoy the visit. If you don't have a stomach of steel, don't go
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  • Callao, ground fish, land of the rich food, land of the first trips by boat, land of history. The Callao is improving in appearance that everyone is fixed: security. With retrofits and value of buildings of past productions, security in the tourist zone, improvement of the main museums and historic places that all Peruvian must know and finally the book fairs are are starting to develop that I love. Recommend it!
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  • The best place to be, rich in history and tradition, excellent cuisine and beautiful streets, the first and best port of the region
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