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From the Airport to the Pan American Games in Lima

Leonor Macedo

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Arriving at Jorge Chávez International Airport, in Callao, you’ll feel the excitement of the Pan American and Parapan American Games

 

Sports spirit

For the first time in history, Peru is hosting the Pan American and Parapan American Games. To welcome the over 8,000 athletes and thousands of tourists who will participate in the events, the main airport in the country is “dressed” in the symbols, logo, and slogan of this year’s competition, “Let’s All Play.”

 

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Getting to the venues

When you start to plan your days, keep in mind that Lima is known for its intense traffic. If you’re going to a venue from the airport, the tip is to take a cab, use driver apps, or take the airport’s official shuttles. Quick Llama takes passengers directly to the neighborhood of Miraflores.

 

Starting point

Less than 5 miles [8 km] from the airport is Villa Deportiva del Callao, where soccer, volleyball, boxing, wrestling, and taekwondo events will be held. But the other competitions will be scattered throughout the Peruvian capital and other cities. Paracas is the farthest from downtown Lima, 152 miles [245 km] away, but just 13.5 miles [22 km] from Pisco Airport.

 

24-hour service

It doesn’t matter when you’ll arrive at Callao International Airport: there are several services offered day and night. Stores, restaurants, bars, duty-free shops, ATM machines, and currency exchange are a few of them.

 

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PLAN AHEAD

 

July 26 – August 11: The 18th edition of the Pan American Games.

 

August 23 – September 1: The 6th edition of the Parapan American Games.