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The Spanish word malecón directly translates to "pier," but that word doesn't quite describe (or do justice to) the malecón in the Miraflores district of Lima. These cliffside pedestrian boardwalks offer breathtaking ocean views, and as such are usually filled with locals and tourists.
The 6-mile stretch of parks and boardwalks are lined with shops and restaurants, providing the perfect place for a photo op as well as activities, such as jogging and cycling. You can find bike rentals at places like Lima Bike Rentals and Bike Tours of Lima. Recent visitors said you'll also see daredevils cliff jumping and parasailing.
The Malecón comprises Malecón de la Marina, Malecón Cisneros and Malecón de la Reserva from north to south. Along your stroll, be sure to stop and admire the numerous parks, including Parque Miguel Grau to the north and Parque del Amor (Love Park) to the south. The Malecón is free to enjoy and is accessible 24/7.
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