The Most Design-Savvy Neighborhood in Peru
The crowd-sourcing travel app Spot shows Lonny why Lima's boho Barranco district is the next great getaway.
Artsy, gritty, colorful, and charismatic, this uncharted enclave in Peru’s capital city holds a community of creatives who’ve been reimagining its old mansions as trip-making hotels, eateries, and concept shops. Get there before everyone else does.
SLEEP at the Hotel B, a former mansion that feels like the home of a stylish pal with a serious art collection, a well-stocked library, and a penchant for parties (an adjacent art gallery hosts frequent openings and events).
CAFFEINATE with a cortado on the breezy interior courtyard of concept-shop Dédalo Arte stocked with pieces from local artists.
SHOP at Cajamarca 219, where the sleek sensibilities of the French owner (himself a designer) translate into a refreshingly mod curation of art, garb, and decor.