BBC Travel considers Lima the most underrated capital when it comes to tourism in South America.
Travelers tend to overlook Lima because the main focus of tourism in Peru is on Cusco and Machu Picchu.
People who spend their summer vacations in Peru are more attracted to the former Incan capital in the Andes, as the fog tends to settle during this time in Lima.
The focus of BBC is on the bohemian district of Barranco in Lima, as the colonial houses, famous mansions, ocean views and green areas attract many artists, musicians and writers.
Additionally, the cost of living is said to be 25% cheaper than in other famous capitals in South America, such as Rio de Janeiro or Buenos Aires.