National Geographic names Lima as one of the most exciting destinations to visit in 2024


The Peruvian capital has been highlighted as one of the most exciting destinations to visit in 2024, according to National Geographic's exclusive Cool List 2024.

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View of Miraflores District, Lima.

Lima has become an international culinary reference due to the richness and diversity of its gastronomy, which fuses ancestral culinary traditions with contemporary innovation.

The Cool List 2024 article highlights the worldwide recognition Lima enjoys for its exquisite and varied culinary offer and its incomparable participation in the World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2023, where it was the only city with two places in the top 10 thanks to the fusion of Maido's Nikkei cuisine and Central, which won first place for its innovative approach with ingredients from the region.

Not only the Peruvian haute cuisine is highlighted, but also the boom of rooftop or terrace bars in bohemian and exclusive areas such as the districts of Barranco and Miraflores.

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One of the exotic meals served at Central Restaurant. Photo: Condé Nast Traveler

This inclusion in the National Geographic list reflects Lima's international recognition as a must-see destination for lovers of good food, culture, and tourism, consolidating its position as an exciting and attractive place to visit in the coming year.

The news includes an exciting fact for travelers interested in visiting this culinary jewel: Lima will be even more accessible as of December of this year, as LATAM Airlines will fly directly from Heathrow (London) up to five times a week.

About National Geographic's Cool List

This is an annual collection of recommended destinations by the journal that are exciting, trendy, and noteworthy to visit. The list features unique places and highlights their cultural, natural, and adventurous appeal. These are chosen to provide outstanding experiences for new travel opportunities, conservation, hotel innovation, unique scenery, or cultural experiences.

Read the complete National Geographic article here.



By Mauricio Huaman / Published: Nov 9, 2023