Are Peruvian Girls Hot? Latin America’s Great Debate

Ask most Latin Americans what they think of Peruvian girls.

“Feas”, they’ll say.

That means ugly.

Ask fellow foreigners and you’ll find the responses polarizing.

Some love them, and some hate them.

So, what’s the deal?

As you know, here on My Latin Life, I like to talk about the hard-hitting issues of our time. So I’m here to help you get to the bottom of this incendiary question.

Are Peruvian girls hot?


Why Is This Important?

Well, it really isn’t…you know, in the whole scheme of things. We’ve all (hopefully) got bigger things to worry about. But it’s an interesting topic nonetheless because I’ve never been to a place in Latin America where opinions on this subject are so split.

peruvian girls

Go to Colombia and the general consensus will be that the local gals are incredible. Same with Brazil and Argentina.

In Bolivia, most everyone will tell you that the women are ugly. There aren’t going to be too many that disagree.

Mexico is a bit more up in the air, but most people would agree that the women – while not stunning – are certainly good enough.

But Peru? It really depends who you ask.

So, why the conflicting reports?

This is my theory.

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Here’s The Thing About Peru…

After having travelled around the country a bit, I’ve come to a startling realization:

There are only two cities in this country that have a decent number of good-looking women.

These cities are Lima and Arequipa.

Everywhere else is pretty dire.

This is different than in, say, Brazil, where you will find decent looking girls in any adequately sized city, all the way from Fortaleza to Porto Alegre.

Or Colombia, where you’ve got fine women in Bogota, Medellin, Cali, Manizales, Pereira, Bucaramanga, Barranquilla, etc.

If a man comes to this country and doesn’t spend any time in the two aforementioned Peruvian cities, he is not going to come away with a good impression of the local women.

It would be like going to Chiapas in Mexico and using that as your benchmark to say that all Mexican girls are ugly.

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 OK, So What About Lima?

The city of Lima is home to nearly 30% of Peru’s population. So, if you want a decent representation of what Peruvian women look like on the whole, this city will serve as your best example.

After living here for six months, I know the place pretty well. And (feel free to quote me on this) yes, there are plenty of hot girls in Lima.


There are two peculiarities that I’ve noticed when it comes to finding women in this city that make it unlike any place I’ve been to in South America.


1. The beautiful women are compartmentalized

Of course, in any affluent area of any large city in Latin America, you will find hotter women than you would in the poor areas. That’s just the way it is. Everyone knows that. But I have never been to a city quite like Lima in this regard. The quality-of-women disparity that you’ll find in different neighbourhoods is vast. Do some people watching in Miraflores on Av. Pardo near Parque Kennedy and you’ll be a happy man. But walk a few blocks into Surquillo and you’ll be lucky to see one hot girl the entire afternoon.

My first time in Lima I spent a lot of time in the Centro and La Victoria neighbourhoods. Days would pass before I saw a single woman I was attracted to. But when I decided to take a trip to Larcomar in Miraflores? It took about 5 minutes before I saw something I liked.

Again, this quality gap is common in Latin American cities. Cross over from Roma Norte to Doctores in Mexico City and you’ll notice a strong drop-off. But Lima takes this concept to new extremes.


2) Summer vs. Winter

Lima has two distinct seasons: summer and winter. In summer, it’s mostly sunny skies and a temperature of around 25 C. In winter, it’s clouds all day and temperatures below 20 C. Having spent time here in both the summer and winter months, I’ve noticed a significant correlation between the drop in temperature and the drop in talent.

This is probably due to two things: a decrease in revealing clothing that young Limeñas like to wear in warm weather, and the fact that people are spending more time inside.

Point is, unlike Medellin or Guadalajara where the weather is pretty much the same year round and girls are always out, the quality you’ll see on the streets of Lima will be lower if you come in winter. The best time to visit is from December to May.

Note: there will also be an exodus of the sexier, richer girls to Playa Asia during the summer months, so I suggest doing a trip there.

Most of the guys who have good things to say about the quality of girls in Lima spend the majority, if not all, of their time in Miraflores. Just be aware of this before you go.


What Do Average Peruvian Girls Look Like?

I won’t sugarcoat it, the average Peruvian lass is going to look more or less like this:

Peruvian woman


You can also find ones that look like this, but we’re talking top 5-10%

Peruvian girl

The latter you’re not going to see out much during the day. But in Playa Asia or clubs like MIA, you can find them.

The challenge with meeting hot girls in Lima has to do with numbers. The fact that the best looking women here are no easier to sleep with than the best looking women anywhere in the world, and the fact that there aren’t nearly as many gorgeous girls as you’ll find in Colombia, means that you’re simply not going to have as many opportunities.

Whereas in Colombia you might see 50 girls a day you’d want to approach, in Peru, that number will be cut in half…at least. So, maybe you approach these 20 or so girls. Maybe 7 or 8 of them will give you their number. Out of those 7 or 8, you’ll probably be able to get 1 or 2 out on an actual date.

Keep in mind we’re talking about the top 10% of Peruvian women here.

Alternatively, you can hit on girls that look like the first picture and have very high conversion rates If Your Spanish Flirting Skills Are Decent. All depends what your goals are.

In short, you can rack up a huge number of notches with average Peruvian girls. They like foreigners and aren’t particularly difficult to get in the sack. Online dating in Lima is perfect for this. But, if you’re looking for quality, go to Bogota or Medellin instead. The top 10% there is just as difficult as the top 10% in Lima, so you might as well play the numbers.


The Best Cities to Meet Women in Peru

1) Lima

Lima is, without a doubt, the best city for meeting women in Peru. The best looking girls in the country are here (or Arequipa), and there are a plethora of cafes, parks and restaurants in which to meet them. I would suggest the districts of Barranco and Miraflores as the most favourable hunting grounds.

All that being said, Lima is a rather ugly metropolis. But on the upside, it does offer some of the continent’s most amazing food and a respectable nightlife scene. Just don’t expect it to be as modern as Mexico City or Buenos Aires.

On the whole, the women are a bit shyer here than they are in other Latin American capitals (and endearing quality if you ask me), but if you approach them respectfully and talk with them they are very warm and welcoming. Especially if you speak some Spanish – many of the tourists here do not.

If you’re in to a more upscale nightlife scene, I’d recommend Gotica in Miraflores (UPDATE: NOW CLOSED). But expect to pay around $15 USD to get in. Also, there are a lot of very young girls in here, so be sure to check IDs before engaging in any naughty business!

If the hipster scene is more your style, check out Barranco. I’d suggest Help or Ayahuasca. Lima is far and away your best choice for Peruvian women.


2) Cusco

While Lima is you best option for meeting women in Peru, Cusco is your easiest option. Particularly if you’re a white male. There is a “White God” complex with the women here that exceeds anything I have ever witnessed in Latin American countries. Quite literally, all you have to do is show up. The women here don’t play head games or bail on meet-ups – if you get a number, there’s a solid chance the girl will see you. No need to set up multiple dates on the same day to combat flaking like you’d have to do in Colombia.

I’d recommend either El Muki or BajoZero (if they’re still open…it’s been awhile). BUT, if you really must get laid in Cusco and don’t want to put in much effort, head to Mama Africa, a truly foul place full of tourists and home to many of Cusco’s bricheras (i.e. easy local girls who love gringos).

However, if you opt for Cusco instead of Lima, you’re going to sacrifice on quality. On the whole, girls in Lima are more attractive. Young women in Cusco rarely surpass ‘average’ in terms of sexiness. That being said, if your standards aren’t too high, this just may be paradise for you. If you want easy girls, look no farther than Cusco.

(UPDATE: I’ve heard it’s not as easy as it once was here…will have to verify this for myself soon)


3) Arequipa

I only spent one day in Arequipa several years ago, so don’t take what I say as gospel. The reason I’ve included it on the list is because I got the most positive attention from females here. Now this could be pure coincidence, but there are a few factors that suggest that it might be a pretty good place for meeting women.

Let me explain.

Arequipa is a big city, but not as touristy as Lima or Cusco. This means that you’ll have both an exotic factor, and a decent number of nightlife venues to choose from (I went out here but I don’t remember where). Also, being the second largest city in Peru, the girls probably aren’t as conservative as in other parts of the country outside of Lima. But I don’t know for sure – I didn’t spend enough time here to figure that out. I wouldn’t say women in Peru are known for partying, but Arequipa has a very respectable number of bars and nightclubs for a city of its size.

It is quite a beautiful city, though. If you’re looking to do more than look for girls in Peru, this city is worth checking out for aesthetic purposes.


4) Chiclayo

Fun fact: many Peruvians say that the most attractive ladies in Peru come from Chiclayo. I disagree – I’d give that crown to women from Lima or Arequipa. Suppose it depends on your tastes. Still, I was pleasantly surprised after seeing what Cusco had to offer.

Chiclayo is a good choice because it was a solid nightlife scene and there are plenty scantily-clad girls walking the streets to motivate you to approach. Although it didn’t strike me as particularly easy to hook-up (the girls were flirtatious, but I got the sense that they simply liked to play games), this city is still worth a look if you’re looking for Peruvian girls.


5) Trujillo

Last is Trujillo. While this city has a reputation in the country for having some of the easiest girls in Peru, as a foreigner, you’re not likely to notice any particular advantages. However, I’ve included in the list because the women here aren’t too bad looking, and there are enough historical attractions in the city to make it worth a trip.


Final Thoughts

The one thing I want you to take away: don’t skip Peru (more specifically, Lima) just because you’ve heard all the women are ugly. It’s not true. If you stay in Miraflores, I doubt you’ll be THAT disappointed.

Just keep in mind that if you’ve been to Colombia, Brazil, Argentina or even the Dominican Republic, you’ll have to calibrate your expectations.

And, as always, if you have any insight, experiences or general remarks, leave them in the comment section below.

All the best,


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44 thoughts on “Are Peruvian Girls Hot? Latin America’s Great Debate”

  1. "Disgusting, an article based on who’s ugly and who’s not."

    Sounds exactly like something a woman would say.

    Women CONSTANTLY reject short men or men they don’t find attractive, but yet when a man does so it’s suddenly a problem.

    Hyprocrite, much?

  2. The best country to find beautiful girl in south america, for sure is Brazil, but Venezuela is very good too, but right now Caracas is not good place to go.

  3. You didn’t mention the HUGE wealth inequality in the country. Statistically speaking, the nicer the neighborhood, the greater your chances are to hook up with pretty girls.

    However, don’t be surprised if these gals ask for your dick resume. Being foreigner means half of the work is done, but I always got this vibe like I was in a job interview. An average cute girl is enough: for the most part they’re ready to give you a one-night-romance. So yeah, looks are merely a factor.

  4. uhm…big no(?) if u go to miraflores or san isidro, u will find girls with european descendence so its not like they are true true peruvians. true peruvian girls are beautiful and kind, u all are just pigs. if u want blond girls w big boobs go back to ur country no one wants ppl who think like u here

    • I’m sick of these 80 IQ comments.

      Read the goddamn article.

      Where did I say I wanted blonde girls with big boobs?

      Where did I say that Peruvian girls aren’t beautiful and kind?

      And, did you just say that Peruvians of European descent aren’t "true" Peruvians?

      That’s disgusting racist.

      Get the fuck off my website and never come back.

  5. hey well i will just say this i was in lima peru. a lot of peruvians are assholes. they love to kick out people out of the apartment for some retarded reason. i got kicked out before. and before they did that they had a family member pay for my room before they kicked me out. i have met peruvian women in miraflores that have literally screamed " noooooooo" when i said hi i thought you where cute and put my hand out for a handshake.

    i have never had women do this to me before. in fact it happened three times i got screamed at no like that. another time i was in the ghetto and said hi and they would back away from me like i was dangerous or something. i did meet some peruvian women that where nice. so they can either be cold blooded or warm. i did get LOTS of stares near the beach in miraflores from LOTS of women. so that made me feel good. even at the mall it happened. so it was a interesting dynamic with these girls. i would stay there for a couple of months and leave. i wouldn’t live there though.

  6. I have to say that one of the hottest latinas from Peru, and perhaps even the hottest latina i have ever seen in my entire life (yes, i mean that) is the actress Cindy Díaz, who was in both el evangelio de la carne and Rosa Chumbre. Watch either evelyn or el evangelio and you will know what i mean…
    just remember that a quick google search doesn’t cut it, since apparently she has changed her appearance a bit from her movie performances but i doubt you’ll disagree with me on this

  7. This article is hilarious. I would add that there are some other cities to visit like Cajamarca and Iquitos. I also second Trujillo.

    You’re right in terms of the low visibility of them, but they’re there. Sometimes it’s about the time of day! I’ve found them though and when I have, they’ve been all natural vs the ones I’ve found in Colombia, Brazil, or Venezuela. I like real, but, hey, that’s just me.

  8. I don’t know about you, but I love Peruvian women. There’s something about them that’s more wholesome and for the most part, almost all of them are women I would take home to mum and then would show me her crazy side later. They’re usually smart and funny too! Not to mention, their faces are beautiful.

    I agree that sometimes it feels like there are none around, but they’re there, you just have to pay attention.

    The women in those other countries like DR, they might be beautiful but most of them I wouldn’t bring home to meet my family. EVER. I guess it depends on what you’re looking for though, but I like to also have decent conversations.

  9. Vance, I’ve found useful expat tips and commentary on your blog. It’s a shame you also include this judgemental and honestly crass content about local women. One day you’ll want to be judged for qualities other than looks. If you start to get it before that day comes, I’ll be impressed.

  10. Very interesting article. I have to think about your stats and will get back to you.


  11. I am glad to read this. Based on A Foreign Affair (or company, Lima is the right place to go if we men want access to more good looking Peruvian women.

    I am discussing about these ladies on an upcoming blog post "Peruvian Women versus Chinese Women".

  12. I found the girls in Peru to be far nicer looking that Colombian girls – who are nice if you like an arse the size of a back of a tractor and shit tattoos – there are plenty of them in Colombia amongst the female populace.

    If you like Asian women – then you will find a lot of beauty in Peru – they share a lot of traits – beautiful, shiny black hair, slimmer, more petite – if you like your beauty to be more euro-centric then you will probably prefer Colombia or some other place.

    • You do know most Colombian women have had boob jobs and ass injections right? None of what you see is natural. They look completely different once you remove the makeup hair dye and ass implants. They aren’t naturally Euro-centric looking they’ve just altered themselves to look that way.

  13. Much like the rest of the planet people are divided into good looking and "ahem" NOT!
    It’s very evident whether a girl is good looking or not when she starts saying things such as: what about the brains and heart! Bullshit. You either got it or you don’t. Similar to your IQ level, if you’ve been rejected by university know this: You are stupid!

  14. Much like the rest of the planet people are divided into good looking and "ahem" NOT!
    It’s very evident whether a girl is good looking or not when she starts saying things such as: what about the brains and heart! Bullshit. You either got it or you don’t. Similar to your IQ level, if you’ve been rejected by university know this: You are stupid!

  15. In Peru women don’t use tight clothes. Peruvian women are far more conservative than Brazilians or Colombians. Also, here women don’t have butt implants and only some wear makeup.

  16. Women in Arequipa look like literal dogs… in Lima you might actually have a chance, but if you want pretty women and hot women, just go to Brazil or Argentina instead

  17. The only good looking women in Peru are the ones that are descendent from other countries and have had at least a few plastic surgeries. I mean, they do make up for their ugly faces and bodies with the landscapes, like Macchu Picchu and stuff.

  18. This is the most degrading article I’ve ever read, saying girls from indigenous areas of Peru are easy, and comparing their beauty to the euro-centric girls from Argentina and Colombia. It’s like putting women against women. Like the other comment said , if your beauty standard is euro-centric then by all means go to those countries. My cousin is Peruvian and she is prettier than the “5-10%” pretty girl picture you posted and she has dumped “white god” asses to be with a Moroccan guy.

    • Sorry for this kind of "white gys" we aren’t all like this. I live in Asian country and agree that some women here in Nepal looks like peruvian, and they are most charming women than those this guy "select" as good looking peruvian. His 5-10% girl could be from anywhere … but i dont say european descent aren’t peruvian! Just tha typically peruvian looking peruvian has at least some native features …and they can be also georgous with something more!

    • So if itnis sexist and degrading you make it racist. Very thoughtfull
      It is his opinion that is subjektive and he shares it. Just stfu with your political correctness bc you have no self esteem or whatever you issue is… Dont tare other ppl buildings down, build your own!

  19. I wish I could ban you from ever coming back to my country. If you had any sensitivity to the culture of the places you travel to you would know the history of why people look the way they do in Latin America.

    You named the most European cities in Peru to compare them against the beauty of indigenous women who have been historically degraded, often raped and treated like garbage for looking more indigenous than the more Eurocentric Peruvians. Imagine a 12 year old indigenous girl reading this, when all of society and television is already telling her that lighter skin, lighter eyes will make her more wanted by men. This article is complete garbage. I feel sorry for the daughter that is stuck with you as a father.

    • I dont knownin wich universe ur livin in but this post might be sexist, but it never said anyone is per se ugly and some shit about light skin and light eyes or hair…. ppl reading this like latin girls and latin girls have darker skin than europeans so dwell about other things

  20. Guys calm down this is not sexist. What I have to say about peruvian girls is that if you’re a foreigner and talk a different language you have it fucking easy with just some basic spanish. Altough (addressing Parris Watkins) racism is really strong here, it is everywhere it’s like a plague, my own mother says racist shit and it is so internalized that she doesn’t realize why I get upset with her when she says stuff like that. That’s all I have to say.

  21. Peruvian girls are well known for being the ugliest women in South America. But, Ecuador and Bolivia are also present! That’s is the true guys!

    • Totally agree, my friends and I, were traveling in South America, and the ugliest girls were the Peruvians. Not even in the best areas of Lima, we saw such beautiful girls as we saw in Colombia, Venezuela or Brazilians.

  22. If you like beautiful girls, go to Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela, Or Brazil. But, if you are into ugly girls go to Peru. It’s all about what you like.

  23. I have never found Peruvian women attractive. I live in the States and I have never been to Peru. I can tell you I know peruvian women myself. Non of them are pretty, this give me the assumption/reflection of peruvian women are ugly.

  24. I’m not trying to be racist, but much of the reason Peruvians are ugly has to do with Andean genetic heritage. This also applies to other Andean countries like Bolivia and Ecuador, or some parts of Colombia as well. Recently it was discovered that Peruvians have a mutation in the FBN1 gene that causes that short height that characterizes them, so if you are looking for a Peruvian woman who passes 1.63m you will have little luck. Another Andean characteristic is the round face, aquiline nose and women tend to accumulate fat in the abdominal part very easily. Look at pictures of native Andean women. By the way, I think the photo of the "average" Peruvian girl is not very accurate, I think the average of Lima women are 2 points below of that example.

  25. Many Peruvians will deny their indigenous background. Why? because they know how unattractive they look. Same thing with Bolivia and Ecuador.


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