Shopping Lima Peru , Polvos Azules

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Tourists should check out the Pulvos Azules shopping center in Lima, Peru.  Close to Downtown and the bus stations off of the highway.

There are many places to find clothes to buy in Lima Peru.  Pulvos Azules is a great place to shop for a bargain and find many name brand items for purchase.

Pulvos Azules offers lots of shopping options for visitors as well as locals.  Moved years ago from the now chabucka area Pulvos Azules is made up of hundreds of small vendor booths like you see all over Gamarra.  Nike Shoes , Fake Rolex? They got it.  Video Games and a video game playing area where you can battle friends and make new ones as well.  Although shopping in Peru is what most people come for.

 

Looking for DVD s for your trip they have them all here.  If you see one you like ask the vendor to play it for you and they will be glad to show you the quality.  Its like the peruvian version of Netflix.  Actually I know of several DVD markets around lima and this one is ok.  The best I just cannot give out as it is way better than the rest and as a Traveler I must keep some things for myself.

All different types of Jeans , Pants , Tops , Shirts , Polos , Sweatshirts , Shoes , and accessories are available for purchase.  Lots of brands mostly name brand whether they are real or not I am uncertain but the prices are more than right.  Although better deals are had in Gamarra Market this is the place for the higher quality items.

Changing currency is possible with the guys in the yellow vests.  Imagine that.  Its the norm.

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Top 10 Things to do Peru

10.  Eat Cuy Picante.  Try the woodsmoked spicy classic of Peru.

9. Visit the Natural Springs of Curawasi in the Apurimac Valley.  Float the Apurimac River via Canoe or Kayak.

8.  Visit the Cebicherias and Disco Tech’s of the Lima Metro area or catch a soccer game.

7.  Visit

Saksaywaman

Located Just a 5 minute taxi ride from the Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Peru.  This National Historic site represents the remaining Inca City which was not destroyed by the Spanish invasion.  There are tours and a ticket counter is at the entrance.  Be wary of locals selling fake passes near the ticket building.  Horse stables are nearby and locals are known for vending fine alpaca hats scarves and blankets off the road past the ticket booth. About $20 Admission estimate take nuevo soles.

6.  Visit

Plaza De Armas, Lima Peru.

Here you will find the main Cathedral which is very exquisite but I have only seen it open once during serveral weddings held at once.  It is the finest in the country although I do believe the cusco ones are older.  The Pizza place is a great place for food as is the Chabuca Market just to the South West of the Presidential Palace.  The square had lots of food and Jiron is full of shops, from plaza vea to tipitop.  There are  2 movie theaters a norky’s, although Campestra is close by and the best in Peru.  Plaza St. Martin is good for travel agencies with airline deals as well as a great place to change your dough.

5.  Visit the beaches of the SUR or El Norte.

4. Visit Cusco and all Inca Heritage Museaums.

3.  See the Nazca Line Ancient Unknown Peruvian Archeological landmarks.

2.  See the RainForest.

1.  Visit Machu Picchu.

Don’t forget to get souvenirs of alpaca hats and other artisan gifts in markets around lima and cusco.  Email for Direct Sales.  We Currently have gift items available on ebay as well.

Peru Guides

Beginning Spring 2012 we will begin offering guided tours throughout Peru. Travel to Peru and explore with the help of a private guided tour with a bilingual guide. Day tours of Lima and Lima night life beginning soon.

Want to go on a Surf Safari ? Or maybe just a surfing lesson? Maybe explore the markets, shop for souvenirs, sample the local food, head out to the disco or night club and see Lima’s Hot nightlife, or simply enjoy a tour of one of the many historic points of interest in and around Lima.

Tours will be custom designed to meet the needs of all clients. If you have a special interest in Peru travel or tours in and around the city of Lima please inquire with us at mochilerostours@gmail.com

Gamara : Where to buy Clothes in Lima Peru

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If cheap bargains are what you seek when shopping for clothes then you might want to check out the Gamara in Lima Peru.  The Gamara is a 30 square block complex closed to traffic which is home to Lima’s fashion District.  This is where most of the garments are made and sold.  Here you will find everything from shoes to swimsuits and everything in between.

The Gamara is about a 10 minute taxi ride from the Plaza de Armas (s./5 fare).  You will have to pay an extra sole if you dont want to walk a block to the gates, recommended if you are without local guide.

This place really reminds me of New York City.  Upon entering the gates you will find tall buildings stuffed full of little boutiques or stalls filled to the brim with all sorts of clothing and accessories.  Most of the clothes are made here in the upper levels above the stores.  You will find anything from knockoff Lacoste Polos and Ed Hardy T-Shirts for about (s./20) to Brazilian style womens jeans ( the kind that ride up the butt crack of your girl friend) for upto s./80 depending on the brand.  But most of the clothes are super cheap.

Different buildings usually house different kinds of attire, so don’t be affraid to shop around.  A good area is near the Rocky’s Polloeria on the main drag.  Be aware of street salesmen as you will be offered Lacoste Polos every 20 feet or so.  Don’t settle on the first offer unless you know its bottom dollar.

If you are buying 3 or more of anything you should expect a hefty discount if you are good at bartering.  Larger quantities equal larger discounting.  Many of the stores make there own clothing and you will find lots of different brands which are usually created by the proprietors.  I usually just look for leather shoes and jeans for my wife, but there is plenty to choose from.

Chau!