kuranaga wrote:Hi people,
I'm new here. I plan a visit to Lima and have offers for renting flats in Lima, but I do not know how safe are these places. While I know already South American cities (Brasil, Uruguay), I've never been before to Peru.
Can someone tell me about the district of San Miguel, is it safe? (blocks close to the coast line, not the back). How does it compare to Miraflores in terms of security and comfort?
I don't know about the area near the coast, but I always stay in San Miguel when I am in Lima and I feel quite safe there. It is a middle class area, with a shopping mall, fast food restaurants, etc. Still, this is Peru, so you always have to be careful, even in the nicer areas (thieves are everywhere).
Compared to Miraflores it is a lot less modern and developed, but still nice. It is similar to the better areas of smaller cities like Trujillo or Chiclayo.