argidd wrote:Hi Kate
I'm sorry to say you are in for a big disappointment.
Lima itself doesn't have fireworks for New Years (like NYC, London, Berlin, etc. do). My husband and me went to Parque Salazar (above Larcomar) in 2012 hoping it would have something nice around. It was just a bunch of people lighting up their own fireworks. The problem was you don't know which are safe and which aren't. And a lot of people are irresponsible and don't acknowledge there are people, dogs and children around. Anyway... a very boring experience on the whole.
Personnaly, I would stay indoors as well and keep windows closed. People are just setting off fireworks in any direction.
And most of that firework is imported Chinese junk and it's unsafe as well.
New Years eve is very boring in Lima.
Better spend New Years eve in Tarapoto.
Every year, the plaza is very nicely decorated. At midnight everybody jumps on his motorbike and a parade of 100's of motorbikes circulates the plaza whilst blowing their horns.