Lima Peru – Callao

The Port City of El Callao is a great place to visit and relax. El Callao is an upcoming area like many in Lima. It used to be a dangerous area and now you can enjoy its beauty in a safe way.

First, a little bit of history, during the Viceroyalty of Peru, Callao was one of the main Port of the Americas. Callao it is a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean with three main beaches Cantolao, Malecon, and Arenilla. Where you can find great Cevicherias (restaurants specialized on Ceviches), Naval Museum and the Real Felipe fortress, Peruvian Naval Academy, Real Felipe Fort.

Peruvian Naval Academy

 

Peru with kids: Callao

Beach Resort La Punta

Cantolao is a great beach located by Peruvian Academy Naval. On the 19th Century, one of the top beach Resort.

It is well known by locals for its cold water and rocky ground. You can get a boat ride per $3 – $10  per person upon how far you want to go. You have the options to go Island San Lorenzo or Island Palomino.

It has green areas and a little playground, very well maintained. Real Felipe is a walking distance of this beach.

Lima with kids: Callao
Cantolao

Restaurants

Real Felipe Fortress

The Fortress Real Felipe was built to defend the Peruvian Port and the city of Lima from pirates and corsairs during colonial times. In 1886 the fortress was used as a naval defense point between a Spanish fleet sent to South America to reclaim its colonies and the land batteries in the cost of Peru.

The fortress is currently the Peruvian Army Museum. Cost $5 per person.

So much to see. I hope you enjoy it!

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