Located in the far north-west of the country, this friendly stopover greets you with ships moored in the mouth of the Lima. You can stroll along the lush green river banks as far as the old town. The charms of its square surrounded by Manueline style buildings, houses with carved windows and churches adorned with baroque ornament are simply delightful. You can explore the city’s extensive cultural heritage in the Regional Costume museum. Why not take the funicular up to the basilica de Santa Luzia, which presides on top of a steep hill. From here, you can drink in views of the whole town and its coastline bordered by the Atlantic ocean.