Learn Spanish in Lima: Social Life
All language students are encouraged to make the most of their time in Lima, Peru by participating in the guided excursions and activities offered by the Spanish language school.
Lima, is a city of history and culture. It offers endless beaches, hills and mountains, nightlife, students have the opportunity to explore all Peru from here; visit Cusco, Machu Pichu and much more. The college offers various events, such as: Beach trips, horse back riding, trekking, paragliding, salsa, football, theatre trips, cinema trips and visits to local bars. Students can also visit Lima’s “El Oro” Museum, “Pasaje del Agua” and the Inca ruins.
Each Monday students will receive details with a weekly itinerary, giving the dates, schedule and costs. So you can pick and choose to suit your mood. Costs vary from just US 2.00 dollars to cover public transport in the city, to US 130.00 dollars for a full weekend excursion.
A sample of a Week’s social programme in Lima:
A welcome lunch for new students followed by a city tour in Lima
City tour to other quarters of the city
Try your hand at salsa, football or enjoy a nocturnal city tour.
Enjoy a little culture with the school staff; a theatre trip, check out one of the fabulous museums or go to the cinema with the other students.
Enjoy the farewell lunch for students about to end their course.
A range of excursions are offered including; surfing (of course!), trip to the beach, horse riding, a day trip to the ruins of Pachalamac, trekking or paragliding
Free day – to do with, as you will!
Parrilla de Bienvenida
Upon your arrival at the Spanish school in Lima you will are invited to join and mingle with other students, staff and locals in a welcome party. Here you will have an opportunity to get to know others while sampling some of the local cuisine. Who knows, maybe this event will spark a culinary curiosity within you.
Locals in Peru indulge in the rich cuisine of the land. Lima is located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, so seafood is a staple in the kitchen and ceviche is a traditional Peruvian dish. Don’t be fooled though, the vast richness of the land provides an abundance of agricultural resources that are used in local kitchens as well. Sign up for a culinary lesson to learn how the local resources combine local, European and Asian influences.
Festejo en Lima traditional folklore show
This local dance has been described as energetic, festive and bold. Festejo emerged from coastal Peru and has an Afro-Peruvian ethnic charm to it. You can see the dance being performed at local festivals as well as in clubs. It is a cultural mix that is indicative of the people of this diverse city. Sign up for Festejo dance lessons as part of your Spanish immersion in Peru!
When you think about the centuries of culture, the many generations of people that lived in this area you can really appreciate the architecture and history of the region. There is so much to see and do in Lima, you can chose to take a tour on bike, on foot, or by bus. Explore the city on your own, or with new-found friends while you continue to learn Spanish in Lima. Exploring the city is a great way to practice what you’ve learned and deepen your Spanish immersion experience in Peru.
Marvelous Weekend Excursions Near Lima
Ciudad de Caral
The Sacred City of Caral is an archaeological site that dates back to 2600 B.C., and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site covers over 150 acres and includes plazas, temples and residential buildings. It is believed that this was once a thriving metropolis. The sheer magnitude of the site should be witnessed first-hand to appreciate it.
The temple of Pachacamac
The city of Lima is breathtaking, but be sure to plan an excursion outside of the city. You won’t have to venture too far outside the city to visit the temple of Pachacamac. This ancient archaeological site has been known to attract tourists for its cultural importance and spiritual
Islas Ballestas Excursion
Located off the shore of Peru, south of Lima. these islands are a wildlife sanctuary for animals such as birds, seals/sea lions and even penguins. Approaching the islands you will notice that they are predominately composed of exquisite rock formations that serve to protect the animals that inhabit the island. The Islas Ballestas are the best known ecotourism spot on the Peruvian coast.
For a breathtaking trip out of the city and into the lush landscape of the Andes head to Canta. The town of Canta is situated in the Chillon Valley of the mountains, which makes it a wonderful place to explore the great outdoors. You can plan activities on the Chillon River, or hike the trails up the mountain. Whatever your desire on this getaway, the tranquility of Canta is sure to please.