Experience Lima, Peru, Like Peter Weber on 'The Bachelor'
Lima, Peru, is for lovers.
The expansive South American capital city almost feels like its own country, comprising several vibrant districts that feel distinct but harmonize perfectly. Explore Lima’s bustling downtown streets before making your way to the coastline to take in magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean.
From its sparkling culture — marked by delicious food, lively music, and locals’ warm demeanor — to its gorgeous topography, Lima is the perfect destination for couples in search of a special getaway.
Peter Weber traveled to Lima, Peru, on “The Bachelor” Season 24 — and here’s how you can experience its wonders just like him!
Settle in at the Swissotel Lima, a gorgeous establishment situated in the heart of San Isidro, otherwise known as Lima’s financial district. The hotel features stunning city views and is within walking distance to some of Lima’s best attractions, including restaurants, nightclubs, and historic landmarks. After a good night’s rest in your luxe suite, wake up and get ready to explore!
One-on-One Date: Go Fish
Take your date to one of Lima’s oceanside boardwalks, where you can go fishing together. If you’re lucky, a local might teach you and your significant other how to make ceviche with your fresh catches. If you’re still hungry, make your way to Lima’s Copacabana Restaurant, where you can enjoy traditional delicacies like lomo saltado, aji de gallina, and cuy.
At night, sit down for a private dinner at Casa Garcia Alvarado, a scenic estate built in 1912 that has been frequented by royals and dignitaries for decades. After your meal, stroll over to Café Bar Habana, where you can indulge in decadent cocktails and dance the night away.
One-on-One Date: A Taste of Romance
Begin your day at Lima’s Plaza de Armas, where you and your better half can browse shops for traditional Peruvian sweaters and souvenirs. Be sure to stop at several of the main square’s many food vendors, where you can get a better taste of such local cuisine as chicha morada, cheese and corn, anticuchos, picarones, and mazamorra morada.
Once you’re full, head over to Museo de Pisco and order a round of the bar’s famous Pisco Sour cocktails. After you’re finished chatting over drinks, go on a relaxing stroll until you find your way back to the square. Should the mood strike, end your date with a passionate kiss in its center like Peter did.
At night, sit down for a quiet dinner for two at Pabellon Bizantino, an architectural vision, where you can discuss your fun-filled day. Afterward, take bae by the hand and walk over to the nearby Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI). If you’re lucky, an 18-piece orchestra will be waiting for you two, eager to play as you dance beneath the stars.
One-on-One Date: A Wild Ride
After days of romantic jaunts, it’s time for some adventure! Treat your partner to an exhilarating ATV ride. After zipping through Lima’s rolling hills, hop off and have a picnic as you feast your eyes on a breathtaking panorama of the vast blue ocean.
Later, book a reservation at La Posada del Mirador, a seaside eatery with a mouthwatering menu featuring such dishes as causa rellena alimeña, rocoto relleno, and tacu tacu.
Group Date: Going to the Chapel
Visit Casa Hacienda Queirolo, a Peruvian winery full of history and tradition. Explore the property’s lush grounds before you stumble upon its ornate chapel. Once you step inside the compact structure — lined with gilded iconography — light a candle and say a prayer of gratitude for the indelible impression Lima has left on your relationship.
End your trip with a private dinner at Casa Fernandini — an old-school Peruvian casona constructed in 1913 and designed by the French architect Claudio Sahut — which serves as a culturally rich art museum in present day. There, you can devour such culinary staples as anticuchos de corazón, arroz con pato, and pollo a la brasa.
No matter how your time is spent in Lima, it’s sure to be incredible.