Callao is a place full of history, color and music that every traveler should know. If you are in Lima and are looking for a different place to enjoy your days off, visiting the province of Callao will be the perfect plan. Here is a list of everything you can get to know during a day in this wonderful place.
The best known artistic place in this province is Monumental Callao. There you will find art galleries, design shops, graffiti and different cultural activities that fill with life this neighborhood that, today, is one of the most important references of art and social transformation in Peru.
La Punta Beach
It’s the smallest district in Callao. Here is one of the most attractive bays and visited by thousands of tourists thanks to its striking pebble beach. From here you can appreciate the boats and the marine fauna. Besides, you can enjoy a beautiful sunset and the tranquility of the place.
Another of the most historic places in Callao is the Real Felipe Fortress. It is a military building built in the 18th century, which served as a shelter to defend the port from pirate attacks. It is one of the most important tourist centers in Callao and is part of the Army Museum. The tour lasts approximately 3 hours. The entrance fee for adults is 6 soles, for children 2 soles, and for foreigners 12 soles ($4).
The main maritime tourist attraction in Callao is the Palomino Islands. A small group of islands where different species such as sea lions, pelicans, and gulls live. You can visit them any time of the year from 9:30am or 2:00pm.
And finally, after this tour, you can enjoy a well-deserved rest at any of our hotels in Lima, to recharge your energy and continue with the rest of your itinerary the next day.