Reasons to visit the impressive magic water show in Lima, Peru

Impressive magic water show in Lima – Peru.

Step into a realm where water dances in harmony with light and music, where ancient tales mingle with modern artistry – welcome to the enchanting world of the Magic Water Circuit in Lima! Nestled within the bustling heart of Peru’s capital, this once-overlooked park has undergone a mesmerizing transformation to emerge as one of Lima’s premier attractions. Picture this: 13 majestic fountains illuminated against the night sky, each one a testament to creativity and engineering marvel. As the rhythmic flow of water synchronizes with folkloric and classical melodies, spectators are transported into a realm where dreams are made real and ordinary becomes extraordinary.
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The city of Lima has transformed an old park into what is nowadays one of the top attractions in the city: the Magic Water Circuit (Circuito Mágico del Agua).

This was for us one of the hidden gems of the city. The circuit consists of 13 illuminated fountains providing a spectacular show choreographed with water shooting from the fountains, which included folkloric and classical music.

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But why should Lima be on your travel radar?

Well, dear adventurer, Lima is not just a destination; it’s an odyssey waiting to unfold. From its rich tapestry of history woven into the fabric of its colonial architecture to the vibrant pulse of its contemporary culture, Lima is a city of endless discoveries. Delight your palate with culinary delights that have earned it the title of “the Peruvian food mecca ,” lose yourself in the colorful chaos of its markets, or stroll along the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean as the sun paints the sky in hues of gold – Lima promises an experience like no other.

About the impressive magic water show in Lima

We spent there a couple of hours enjoying each fountain as much as we could and we actually did not have enough time to see all of the fountains.  It has as a matter of fact been awarded the world’s largest water fountain complex in a public park by the Guinness Book of World Records.



The main show takes place at Fuente de la Fantasía, with a magical choreographed show of water, lasers, and music that will delight the public of all ages.  This show takes place thrice each night: 7:15 pm, 8:15 pm, and 9:30 pm.


Try to get there early, in order to have enough time to enjoy the different fountains. We made it barely before the last one, but for us, this was not enough time as it was the last show, and then the lights were out.

If you have a SLR camera with you that day and would like to take plenty of photos from all angles and avoid it from getting wet,  get a Professional Rain Cover for Large DSLR Cameras  or you risk it getting your camera damaged.

Book a tour in Lima and Peru

Peru small group tours – booking a tour is one of the best options for you when it comes to enjoying a very relaxing time knowing what is happening at each stage, with knowledgeable guides, and as you discover one of the most breath-taking destinations in the world.

Where to stay

Now, as the curtains draw on your day of exploration, let’s talk accommodation. Lima offers a plethora of options to suit every taste and budget, ensuring that your stay is as memorable as the sights you behold.

For those craving luxury and refinement, indulge yourself at the renowned Belmond Miraflores Park, where sweeping views of the coastline and impeccable service await.

Alternatively, immerse yourself in the historic charm of Hotel B, nestled within the bohemian district of Barranco, where every corner is adorned with contemporary art and elegance.

Seeking a blend of comfort and convenience? Look no further than the sleek and sophisticated JW Marriott Hotel Lima, ideally situated in the heart of the city’s financial district. Whatever your preference, rest assured that Lima’s hospitality will exceed your expectations, leaving you longing to return for more.

What to eat

Some traditional dishes you may want to taste while you visit Peru are the causa rellena, or causa acevichada, chicha morada, aji de gallina, papa a la huancaina, and for dessert order some suspiro limeno. 

Where to go

Here are insider tips on what to do in Lima, you can also visit Machu Picchu, enjoy some top hikes, go to Iquitos, the island of the UrosTaquile Island, and eat at the top restaurants in the gastronomical capital Lima. Or you may also enjoy a road trip from Machala to Tumbes. 



I hope that you enjoyed these two short videos!  I highly recommend you include this attraction on your schedule.


How to get there:

After spending the day in Lima and taking a taxi that took us directly to the park. We arrived at the park entrance.

Address: Parque de la Reserva, Block 5 of Av. Petit Thouars, Lima, Peru.

Opening Hours: Wednesday to Sunday (and holidays) from 3:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Price: The fee is less than $2 USD

It would be a good idea to plan 3 to 4 days in Lima, in order to manage to visit the main attractions and taste the food. It is not without reason that Lima is known as the gastronomical capital of South America. Now, here are some great options for places to stay in Lima so you can start planning and get great deals!









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Reasons to visit the impressive magic water show in Lima, Peru

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