Paragliding the Coast of Lima


Paragliding the Coast of Lima

Paraglider

I love the view from well above the ground. I always take the window seat on planes because I really could stare out of those little oval windows and down on the world below for hours on end. Some of the most amazing sights are seen from well above. Unfortunately, more often than not, those tiny air planes windows obscure themselves with cracks, dirty, moisture and frost. One of my favourite aerial sights is the point where the ocean runs itself into land. One of the most spectacular places where this happens is the coast of Peru, and, fortunately for us, there is a way to experience it without struggling to peer though the small scratched window of a Boeing 747.

My foot and another paraglider below.

On rare days when the sun breaks through the thin clouds of the coast of Lima, in the district of Miraflores, winds push gently into the walls of the coastal cliffs and lift upwards softly. As the blue pieces the white sky people race to the shores of the Pacific with parachutes strapped to their backs. Paragliding the coastline of Lima is one of the most spectacular ways to experience this amazing location, and provides photographic opportunities available by no other means.

Experienced paragliding pilots strap you into surprisingly comfortable harness seats and lift from the ground almost effortlessly. Like the Andean Condors, the paragliders use the strong thermal air systems to soar carelessly like bids over the surfers that ride

The coastline of Lima

the constantly crashing waves on the shoreline. The pilots guide you over the rooftops of the five-star hotels. Below, along side the swimming pools, lay tourists looking up in envy waving as is they know you. As the trip weaves farther down the coast you will fly over Larco-Mar which hangs vicariously over the cliffs peering across onto the blue of the pacific ocean. Shoppers can’t help but stop what they are doing and pointing out at you as you sail past. On your return look down on the romantic β€œpark of Love” (Parque de Amor).

As passengers sit in harnesses high above the roads and walkways below the view never quits, it reaches out for miles. The high-rise condos, hotels, and office buildings stretch out in land, and offer a modern perspective of this historic city. This coastline truly is one of the most magnificent in the world, and the best way to drink it all in is via a calm ride in the saddle of a paraglider.

The coastline of Miraflores, Lima, Peru


Author: Brendan van Son

Author: I am a travel writer and photographer from Alberta, Canada. Over my years as a travel photographer, I have visited 6 of the 7 continents and more countries than I have any desire to count. If you want to improve your skills, be sure to check out my travel photography channel on Youtube . Also, check out my profile on . to learn a little bit more about me and my work.

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16 Comments

  1. AMAZING!!!! It’s on my bucket list. I would have been afraid of dropping my camera though haha.

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  2. I did it when I was younger… I guess it’s time to do it again! πŸ™‚
    I love the shots!

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  3. That looks incredible… wow def have to do that when im in lima

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  4. I have never had much of a desire to do this, but your pics of the view are very compelling.

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  5. Was this in Miraflores? Great job taking those stunning photos while paragliding!

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    • Ya Leslie, in Miraflores just up the street from Larco Mar near Parque del Amor

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  6. What a cool experience that must have been! I’m not sure if I could work up the courage to do it though. I remember rappelling off a 100ft cliff several years ago and that was pretty intense for me. You took some great shots of this whole experience by the way!

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    • Thanks mark… it`s actually much calmer than you`d think… repelling is far more intense! But then again, I`m an adventure junkie!

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  7. Great photos! I like hanging on to a camera in those situations, I did it zip-lining much to the amusement of everyone else on the trip.

    How much did the paragliding cost you?

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    • Hey Rob… I took the camera zipping too… lol. The paragliding there is quite cheap, it costs 120 soles, about 50 bucks!

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  8. wow amazing view, that is so cool. I would be scared to drop my camera like Andi too πŸ™‚

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  9. I am with Mark. The view looks amazing but I am not sure I would have the courage to do this – much less take pictures! πŸ™‚

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  10. Wow! That picture with the feet actually gives me a slight vertigo! Great shot!

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  11. wow lime peru is very very nice place for live and for doing business country
    I go there next 2 months sweet place

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