LAN have just rescheduled our flight. Initially we were arriving from Santiago around 8pm so decided to stay near the airport as we have an 8am flight to Cusco. Our international flight will now arrive into Lima at 5pm or 6pm subject to the flight we choose. I am now wondering if we should stay in Miraflores or Barranco as we now arrive earlier. If we take the earlier flight I think we may be ready to leave the hotel to explore around 7pm or 8pm if its the later flight. I allowed 40mins for immigration, baggage & customs and 40mins to drive to Miraflores/Barranco. Should we bother with this or just stay closer to the airport? We will be back in Lima, staying at La Paz aparthotel at the end of our trip but only have 2full days for sightseeing & last minute shopping.
If we stay in Miraflores - what can we hope to see if we don't get out of hotel till 7 or 8pm? Its a Tuesday night in July so the fountains don't operate. So my other questions are:
-if Miraflores - do we stay at Parque Kennedy end or Larcomar? Remember we fly out at 8am so it is only about what we can see the night of our arrival and going to dinner.
-are there any night markets open at that time?
-what time do the Indian markets and others close?
-what time do shops in Larcomar close? I am interested in looking for a nice coffee table book or Peru and also the Amazon and Larcomar has been recommended as a place to go for it.
-can we walk along the path overlooking the sea at this time of night or is it too late and too dangerous?
-if we stayed in Barranco what could we see there at night?
-any area in Barranco to stay in so that we can walk to an attraction and to dinner safely?
-What time would we need to leave Miraflores/Barranco area if flying to Cusco at 8am?
Sorry for so many questions but I need to rebook my flights and maybe the accommodation asap. Thanks.