A colossus of the Pacific, teetering on its clifftop perch, trendy Lima is a chaotic symphony of noise, restless growth and gastronomic genius where traditional artisanal markets, high-culture theaters and modish nightclubs jostle for space. Lima is not just Peru’s, but South America’s gastronomic capital and excellent restaurants aren’t difficult to find. Nor, for that matter, are exquisite world class services such as five-star hotels, fabulous museums, superb shopping, colonial architecture, archaeological sites and culture. Weather in here allows for a well-suited to outdoor life too. Warm weather combined with beaches and shore-line cliffs mean that activities such as surfing, hang-gliding and paragliding are also possible.