San Borja Tourism

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San Borja is a district of the Lima Province in Peru, and one of the upscale districts that comprise the city of Lima.Originally part of the district of Surquillo and San Isidro, it became officially established as a separate district on June 1, 1983. The new district took its name from a former hacienda (estate) which dominated the area.The district's postal code is 41.The current mayor (alcalde) is Marco Antonio Alvarez Vargas. San Borja is one of the few districts of Lima which was planned from the beginning and developed in an orderly fashion. This happened in a relatively short time, during the 1970s the area underwent massive population growth and by the early 1980s almost all the land had been built up. The district's parks and green areas can be clearly seen on the satellite photographs (see external link). San Borja is one of the upscale districts that make up the city of Lima. San Borja can be easily accessed using Javier Prado Avenue (the most likely route if coming from Lima International Airport), Angamos Avenue or Aviación Avenue. The Panamerican Highway marks the eastern border of the district and is the most direct route if coming from the north or the south of the country. Most of the residential streets in this district are named after famous painters, artists, philosophers and, in general, such tasks, that is the case with calle Miguel Angel, calle Millet, calle Redon, calle Monet, calle Rousseau, calle Van Gogh, to name just a few.


This warm abode of San Borja is a delightful place to visit in Peru. The nearest major city to San Borja is Lima. Lima is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Miraflores, Magic Water Circuit, Museo Larco. A vacation to San Borja can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for San Borja*

  • Pollution Statistics in San Borja

    Know the pollution level of San Borja before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 81.37 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 84.44 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 76.11 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 67.78 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 66.3 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 59.24 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 66.85 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 48.86 (Moderate)
  • San Borja: Crime and Safety

    How safe is San Borja for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in San Borja.

    • Burglary and Theft 59.12 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 76.71 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 80.41 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 86.99 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 63.7 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 72.22 (High)
    • Attacks 60.14 (High)
    • Drug offense 65.07 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 46.28 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 18.49 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 46.48 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.42 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 77.36 (High)
  • Living in San Borja - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of San Borja is 85.98 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 31.55 (Low)
    • Climate Index 97.62 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 86.68 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 43 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 42.12 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 55.75 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 16.93 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 39.46 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in San Borja

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in San Borja

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.51 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 46.13 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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