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10 Best Places for Families to Live in Peru

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: In this article, we highlight some of the best places for international families to live in Peru.

If you're dreaming about moving with your family to Peru and haven't decided where to live, here are some of the best places for international families to live in Peru.

Lima

Lima is a good destination for international families due to its rich cultural heritage, vibrant city life, and numerous family-friendly amenities. For children, the city offers a variety of engaging activities. The Parque de las Leyendas, for example, is a zoo that also houses a museum and botanical gardens, providing a fun and educational experience. The Museo de los Niños is another great spot, offering interactive exhibits designed to make learning fun for kids. For outdoor recreation, Lima boasts beautiful parks such as the Parque de la Reserva, known for its magical water circuit, and the Parque El Olivar, a serene oasis in the city. The city also has several athletic facilities that welcome families. The Campo de Marte, for instance, has a swimming pool, soccer fields, and a running track. Lima also has sports clubs that cater to kids, such as Club Regatas Lima, which offers various sports programs including swimming, soccer, and basketball. With its blend of cultural attractions, recreational spaces, and athletic facilities, Lima provides a welcoming and stimulating environment for international families.

Cusco

Cusco is a great place for international families to reside, offering a rich blend of cultural experiences, recreational opportunities, and athletic facilities. For children, there are numerous engaging activities. The ChocoMuseo, for instance, offers chocolate-making workshops that are both fun and educational. The Planetarium Cusco is another great spot for kids, providing interactive astronomy sessions. For outdoor recreation, Cusco is home to beautiful parks such as the Plaza de Armas, a vibrant square with stunning architecture, and Sacsayhuaman, an Inca fortress with vast green spaces for kids to explore. The city also boasts athletic facilities that are family-friendly. The Cusco San Sebastian Municipal Pool, for example, is a popular spot for families to swim. Cusco also has sports clubs that cater to kids, such as the Cusco Tennis Club, which offers tennis lessons for children. With its unique blend of cultural attractions, recreational spaces, and athletic facilities, Cusco provides a stimulating and welcoming environment for international families.

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Arequipa

Arequipa is an ideal destination for international families, offering a mix of cultural experiences, recreational spaces, and athletic facilities. For children, there are a variety of engaging activities. The Mundo Alpaca, for instance, is a museum that offers interactive exhibits about alpaca wool production, providing a fun and educational experience. The Arequipa Zoo is another great spot for kids, housing a variety of animals and offering educational programs. For outdoor recreation, Arequipa boasts beautiful parks such as the Parque Selva Alegre, a large green space perfect for picnics and outdoor games, and the Parque Ecologico Alto Selva Alegre, a nature reserve with walking trails. The city also has several athletic facilities that welcome families. The Arequipa Tennis Club, for instance, has tennis courts and offers lessons for children. The city also has sports clubs that cater to kids, such as Club Internacional Arequipa, which offers various sports programs including swimming, soccer, and basketball. With its blend of cultural attractions, recreational spaces, and athletic facilities, Arequipa provides a welcoming and stimulating environment for international families.

Trujillo

Trujillo is a fantastic place for international families to settle, offering a diverse mix of cultural experiences, recreational areas, and athletic facilities. For children, there are numerous engaging activities. The Toy Museum, for instance, offers a unique collection of toys from different eras, providing a fun and educational experience. The Chan Chan Archaeological Zone is another great spot for kids, offering interactive tours that bring history to life. For outdoor recreation, Trujillo is home to beautiful parks such as the Parque de la Muralla, a vibrant green space perfect for picnics and outdoor games, and the Parque Santo Domingo, a peaceful oasis in the city. The city also boasts athletic facilities that are family-friendly. The Trujillo Tennis Club, for example, has tennis courts and offers lessons for children. Trujillo also has sports clubs that cater to kids, such as the Club Libertad Trujillo, which offers various sports programs including swimming, soccer, and basketball. With its unique blend of cultural attractions, recreational spaces, and athletic facilities, Trujillo provides a stimulating and welcoming environment for international families.

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Iquitos

Iquitos is a fantastic destination for international families, offering a unique blend of cultural experiences, recreational spaces, and athletic facilities. For children, there are a variety of engaging activities. The Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures, for instance, offers interactive exhibits about the indigenous tribes of the Amazon, providing a fun and educational experience. The Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm and Amazon Animal Orphanage is another great spot for kids, housing a variety of animals and offering educational programs. For outdoor recreation, Iquitos boasts beautiful parks such as the Plaza de Armas, a vibrant square perfect for picnics and outdoor games, and the Quistococha Tourist Complex, a nature reserve with walking trails and a zoo. The city also has several athletic facilities that welcome families. The Coliseo Cerrado de Iquitos, for instance, is a sports complex that offers various sports programs including swimming, soccer, and basketball. The city also has sports clubs that cater to kids, such as Club Deportivo CNI, which offers various sports programs. With its blend of cultural attractions, recreational spaces, and athletic facilities, Iquitos provides a welcoming and stimulating environment for international families.

Piura

Piura is an excellent choice for international families, offering a variety of cultural experiences, recreational areas, and athletic facilities. For children, there are numerous engaging activities. The Admiral Miguel Grau Museum, for instance, offers interactive exhibits about the life of Peru's naval hero, providing a fun and educational experience. The Kurt Beer Ecological Park is another great spot for kids, offering a chance to interact with a variety of animals and learn about conservation. For outdoor recreation, Piura is home to beautiful parks such as the Parque Infantil Miguel Cortes, a vibrant green space perfect for picnics and outdoor games, and the Parque de las Americas, a peaceful oasis in the city. The city also boasts athletic facilities that are family-friendly. The Club Grau Piura, for example, has swimming pools, tennis courts, and offers lessons for children. Piura also has sports clubs that cater to kids, such as the Club Deportivo Universidad de Piura, which offers various sports programs including swimming, soccer, and basketball. With its unique blend of cultural attractions, recreational spaces, and athletic facilities, Piura provides a stimulating and welcoming environment for international families.

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Chiclayo

Chiclayo is a wonderful destination for international families, offering a rich blend of cultural experiences, recreational spaces, and athletic facilities. For children, there are a variety of engaging activities. The Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, for instance, offers interactive exhibits about the Moche civilization, providing a fun and educational experience. The Paseo de las Musas is another great spot for kids, featuring beautiful sculptures and fountains. For outdoor recreation, Chiclayo boasts beautiful parks such as the Parque Principal, a vibrant green space perfect for picnics and outdoor games, and the Ecological Park, a peaceful oasis in the city. The city also has several athletic facilities that welcome families. The Chiclayo Tennis Club, for instance, has tennis courts and offers lessons for children. The city also has sports clubs that cater to kids, such as the Club Deportivo Juan Aurich, which offers various sports programs including swimming, soccer, and basketball. With its blend of cultural attractions, recreational spaces, and athletic facilities, Chiclayo provides a welcoming and stimulating environment for international families.

Miraflores

Miraflores is an excellent location for international families, offering a diverse mix of cultural experiences, recreational areas, and athletic facilities. For children, there are numerous engaging activities. The Ricardo Palma Cultural Center, for instance, offers interactive exhibits and workshops, providing a fun and educational experience. The Parque Kennedy is another great spot for kids, featuring beautiful gardens, playgrounds, and a vibrant artisan market. For outdoor recreation, Miraflores is home to beautiful parks such as the Parque del Amor, a picturesque green space perfect for picnics and outdoor games, and the Malecon Cisneros, a peaceful coastal park with stunning ocean views. The city also boasts athletic facilities that are family-friendly. The Delfines Hotel & Convention Center, for example, has swimming pools and a gym that welcome families. Miraflores also has sports clubs that cater to kids, such as the Club Lawn Tennis de la Exposicion, which offers various sports programs including tennis, soccer, and basketball. With its unique blend of cultural attractions, recreational spaces, and athletic facilities, Miraflores provides a stimulating and welcoming environment for international families.

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San Isidro

San Isidro is an excellent place for international families to reside, offering a diverse range of cultural experiences, recreational areas, and athletic facilities. For children, there are plenty of engaging activities. The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC) offers interactive exhibits and workshops, providing a fun and educational experience. The Bosque El Olivar is a great spot for kids, featuring a beautiful olive grove, playgrounds, and a serene pond. For outdoor recreation, San Isidro is home to beautiful parks such as the Parque Mariscal Castilla, a vibrant green space perfect for picnics and outdoor games, and the Parque Abelardo Quiñones, a peaceful park with stunning views. The city also boasts athletic facilities that are family-friendly. The Club El Golf, for example, has swimming pools and a gym that welcome families. San Isidro also has sports clubs that cater to kids, such as the Club Lawn Tennis de la Exposicion, which offers various sports programs including tennis, soccer, and basketball. With its unique blend of cultural attractions, recreational spaces, and athletic facilities, San Isidro provides a stimulating and welcoming environment for international families.

La Molina

La Molina is a good destination for international families, offering a diverse array of cultural experiences, recreational spaces, and athletic facilities. For children, there are numerous engaging activities. The Museo de Oro del Peru, for instance, offers interactive exhibits about the Inca civilization, providing a fun and educational experience. The Parque Ecologico La Molina is another great spot for kids, featuring beautiful gardens, playgrounds, and a vibrant bird park. For outdoor recreation, La Molina is home to beautiful parks such as the Parque de Las Leyendas, a picturesque green space perfect for picnics and outdoor games, and the Parque de la Amistad, a peaceful park with stunning lake views. The city also boasts athletic facilities that are family-friendly. The Club de Golf Los Incas, for example, has swimming pools and a gym that welcome families. La Molina also has sports clubs that cater to kids, such as the Club Deportivo La Planicie, which offers various sports programs including tennis, soccer, and basketball. With its unique blend of cultural attractions, recreational spaces, and athletic facilities, La Molina provides a stimulating and welcoming environment for international families.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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