Cities in Peru

There’s obviously more cities in Peru, but these are the ones that is currently added to the guide.

What are the top gay cities in Peru?

If you're lookin' to soak up some fabulous vibes in Peru, Lima should be your go-to spot. Check out the vibrant scene with a sprinkle of historical charm at Lima! 🌈 Besides Lima, cities like Cusco and Arequipa are also known for being quite welcoming to LGBTQ+ guests, offering a mix of gay-friendly bars, clubs, and cultural experiences.

What currency is used in Peru?

In Peru, they use the Peruvian Sol (PEN) as their currency. While you're exploring the markets or paying for those scrumptious street foods, cash is king, but no worries – credit cards are widely accepted in larger stores, hotels, and restaurants in cities. Always a good idea to carry some cash for smaller purchases, though!

Is it expensive in Peru?

Peru can be a wallet-friendly destination for all you worldly wanderers. Accommodation, transportation, and food can be quite affordable. Naturally, splurging on more luxurious digs and experiences is an option too but generally speaking, you'll find Peru to be pretty accommodating to a range of budgets.

Do I need any extra paperwork to visit Peru?

Depending on where you're coming from, you might just need a valid passport and some countries are exempt from requiring a visa for short stays. But hey, rules change, so make sure you check the latest travel info before you pack those bags!

Is Peru gay friendly?

Peru is gradually waving the rainbow flag with a growing acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community, especially in larger cities and tourist hubs. You'll find it's a pretty welcoming place, although it's always good to be mindful of the more conservative attitudes that can prevail in some areas.

Is gay marriage allowed in Peru?

Gay marriage isn't legally recognized in Peru. However, there have been cases where individual same-sex marriages performed abroad have been recognized by court rulings. The legal landscape could be shifting, so keep an ear out for the latest updates!

Can I use English in Peru?

While Spanish is the star of the show in Peru, you'll find English speakers in many tourist areas, hotels, and restaurants. It's always fab to learn some local phrases, though, as it'll charm the socks off the locals and could get you a big smile or even a discount. 😉

Should I leave a tip for a waiter in Peru?

Tipping isn't a strict must in Peru, but it's nice to show a little love for good service. Aim for 10% at restaurants if gratuity hasn't been added to your bill. Your waiter will surely appreciate it!

What's the best time of year to visit Peru?

Peru is a year-round destination, but if Machu Picchu is what you're after, aim for May to September during the dry season for those picture-perfect moments. Just remember it's also peak tourist season, so get ready to share the beauty with fellow travelers.

What's the local language in Peru, and how do I say basic phrases?

You'll be chatting with the locals in Spanish, the main language of Peru. Spice up your convo with some basics like 'Hola' (Hello), 'Gracias' (Thank you), and '¿Dónde está la fiesta?' (Where's the party?). But let's make it more fun – try '¿Qué tal, guapo?' (What's up, handsome?) or '¡Vamos a bailar!' (Let's dance!) to add some extra sizzle to your adventures.

What's the local cuisine like in Peru, and what are some must-try dishes?

Peruvian cuisine? It's a culinary treasure trove! You gotta try 'ceviche' (zesty seafood dish), 'lomo saltado' (stir-fried beef and veggies), and 'aji de gallina' (creamy chicken chili). Don't miss out on 'pisco sour' for a tangy cocktail experience.

What are the emergency numbers, and how do I call for help in Peru?

Need emergency assistance? Your go-to number is 105 for police, 116 for the fire department, and 117 for an ambulance. Having these on speed dial is a smart move when you're out and about, just in case!

Are there any cultural taboos or behaviors that I should avoid in Peru?

Just like any soirée, knowing how to respect the room is key. In Peru, try to avoid sensitive topics like politics, religion, and ethnic issues. Public displays of affection for LGBTQ+ couples are becoming more accepted in tourist areas, but you might want to keep it low-key outside of those zones. And remember, it's polite to greet everyone with a 'Buenos días' or 'Buenas tardes' – it goes a long way!