La Candelaria, Peru

Every country has its unique way of partying, and Peru is no different. For a truly authentic experience, head to one of Lima’s most famous peñas, a small bar where Creole music played by live bands gives forth to vigorous traditional dancing and plenty of pisco drinking.

Unfortunately, many of these peñas operate behind the closed doors of people’s houses and a vast majority are only to be found if you know where to look. Don Porfirio in Barranco is one of the most famous but is just open on Fridays, while La Candelaria in the same neighborhood is a more up-market option that’s open Saturdays too. Make sure to book a table, as both are hugely popular with the locals.

Peru Culture Route 2020 © Simon & Monika Newbound

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