ICTAC 2023 will be held in Lima - Peru, hosted by UTEC. UTEC campus (see map) is located in Barranco and the vicinities of Miraflores, which are touristic districts in Lima.
IMPORTANT NOTE! Please bring your ID, you will be required to show it at the entrance of UTEC.
Address: Jr. Medrano Silva 165, Barranco 15063, Peru.
Virtual Tour: video
Miraflores district (see map) is full of hotels, which are within walking distance to the conference venue. In particular (around 1.5km):
- ibis Lima Reducto Miraflores (recommended)
- ibis Lima Larco Miraflores
- ibis budget Lima Miraflores
- Radisson Red Miraflores
Traveling to Lima
Flights to Lima arrive at Jorge Chavez International Airport in Callao district, which is around 17km to 25km to Barranco and Miraflores. Several international airlines operate regular direct or connecting flights to Lima’s airport from many cities in the world. In addition to local fights, there are various intercity buses that run along the Pan American Highway (Panamericana), which is Peru’s only international highway running from north to south along the coastline of Peru. The Central Highway runs from east to west and links the Peruvian highlands with Lima.
From the Airport to Miraflores and Barranco
The best way to reach Miraflores and Barranco from the airport is via authorized taxis located inside the airport. Please be aware that Callao district is not touristic, therefore, it is strongly advised to use the transport the airport recommends.
Get Around in Lima
Taxis are relatively inexpensive and a popular way to get around in Lima. However, be aware of fake taxi companies. Public transportation in Lima comprises a chaotic system, except for the Metropolitano, a new public transport system in Lima that was inaugurated in 2010. They connect various districts including Barranco and Miraflores. The fares are very cheap, however, expect to queue to enter the buses. ICTAC 2023 local organizers recommend the taxi company MOLINA TOURS - Mobile phone (+51 989190663 or + 51 987127589), WhatsApp (+51 994046416), Online reservation (www.molinatourstaxi.com/ ).
Miraflores and Barranco
Miraflores is a residential and upscale shopping district south of downtown Lima. It has several hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and department stores. Miraflores is one of the main tourist destinations in Lima. Barranco is considered to be the most romantic and bohemian district of Lima. In the 19th century, it was a very fashionable beach resort. Today, Barranco is very popular with tourists and locals.
Recomended Restaurants and Similar
Tanta, Isolina, Mercado 28, Madam Tusan, Panchita, Ayahuasca, Saha, Dada, Punto azul, Kion, La Baguette, Oliver, Larcomar, Antica Pizzeria, Don Tito, San Antonio, Cafe Lucio, Vekia.
Other Useful Information
The standard voltage is 220 V. Further information here.
Credit and debit cards should work in most places in Lima, however, there are various small businesses that are cash-only. Inside the airport, you can find ATMs and currency exchange houses. ATMs near the conference venue: ATM - Agencia BCP - Enalta Armendariz (Av. Armendáriz 480 oficinas 301 y 302), ATM - Primax Armendariz (Av. Armendariz 575), ATM - Repsol Reducto (Av. Reducto 1105), ATMs inside the Shopping center - Larcomar.
Pharmacies near the conference venue: MiFarma (Armendariz 155, Av. 28 de Julio 3).
Emergency numbers: Police (105), Firefighters (116), more information here.
Lima and its Weather in December
Lima is the capital of Peru, one of the world’s most varied metropolises with more than 9 million inhabitants. Lima is full of riches from the colonial era and is hailed as the gastronomic capital of Latin America. Lima is a hub from where it is possible to access the rest of Peru.
As the summer approaches the South Hemisphere, the weather continues to get warmer in Lima. It is expected for the temperature to be above 20°C. Remember your sun protector with a high factor. Please check the weather forecast for more information.
Peru is a multicultural nation, filled with traditions, vast natural reserves, and the home of many UNESCO World Heritage sites. Spanish is its official language. Please be aware that the temperature varies in the different areas of Peru. Be prepared with your clothing in case you plan to explore the country!