THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER LIMA CHALLENGER 2016
Date: From 24/10 to 30/10
Money prize: $ 50,000 + H
Surface: Clay Outdoor
Tournament Location: Club Tennis Las Terrazas Miraflores – Malecón 28 de Julio 390, Miraflores 15074, Perù
How to get: Miraflores can be considered on of the most beautiful district of Lima. Jorge Chavez International Airport is far just 20 km from Las Terrazas. Plaza Mayor is located just 11 km from tennis courts.
Recent Past Winners: 2015 Gastao Elias – 2014 Guido Pella – 2013 Horacio Zaballos – 2012 Guido Andreozzi
Top 10 Players: Facundo Bagnis (Arg) – Carlos Berloq (Arg) – Thiago Monteiro (Bra) – Daniel Gimeno Traver (Esp) – Nicolas Kicker (Arg) – Leonardo Mayer (Arg) – Guido Andreozzi (Arg) – Arthur De Greef (Bel) – Renzo Olivo (Arg) – Casper Ruud (Nor)
Unesco World Heritage Site Lima is the capital of Peru and its largest city with over 9 millions people.Founded in 1535 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, the modern city is a curious mix of the modern mega city with some ‘islands of modernity’, large but orderly slum areas and colonial architecture in the city center. Lima was the seat of the Spanish rule during 300 years, and as such it has wonderful churches, cloisters and monasteries that are worth a visit.Lima is also the best place to try the wonderful Peruvian cuisine, which has a huge variety of ingredients from coast, mountain and Amazon regions. For Lonely Planet: “When fog bundles its colonial facades and high rises, Lima’s enchantments come across as all too subtle. After Cairo, this sprawling metropolis is the second-driest world capital, rising above a long coastline of crumbling cliffs. To enjoy it, climb on the wave of chaos that spans from high-rise condos built alongside pre-Columbian temples, and fast Pacific breakers rolling toward noisy traffic snarls. Think one part southern Cali doused with a heavy dose of America Latina.But Lima is also sophisticated, with civilization that dates back millennia. Stately museums display sublime pottery; galleries debut edgy art; solemn religious processions recall the 18th century and crowded nightclubs dispense tropical beats. No visitor can miss the capital’s culinary genius, part of a gastronomic revolution more than 400 years in the making.This is Lima. Shrouded in history, gloriously messy and full of aesthetic delights. Don’t even think of missing it.”
TOP 3 THINGS TO SEE:
- Miraflores (Barranco)
- Plaza de Armas
- Parque de la Reserva
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Tierra Viva Miraflores Larco: Wonderful *** hotel at just 61 metres from Larco Avenue Commercial Area. This hotel has the best rate on Booking (9.1). The price for a standard double room is 100€ per night breakfast included. Free wifi is available in all hotel areas.
- Dazzler Lima. Excellent **** accomodation, rated 8.8 on Booking, this hotel enjoys a central location just 900 mt from Ovalo de Miraflores and 9.6 km from Plaza de Armas . A rich breakfast buffet, free wi fi and parking area are available for customers. Price for a standard room is 119€ in b&b.
- Hotel Estelar Miraflores. Fantastic ***** hotel located in the heart of Miraflores district and very close Tennis Club Las Terrazas. Inside you could eat at panoramic restaurant on 21st floor of the building. Hotel offers 26 mq2 queen room at 138€ per night with breakfast, wifi and parking included.
Please notice that service charges (9-10% of total price) are not included in showed prices.