Best Peru Sim Card For Tourist And How To Buy A Prepaid Sim Card in Peru

Last updated on February 15th, 2021 at 03:53 pm

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In this guide you will learn about the best Peru sim card for tourists. Whenever you travel from one country to another, one thing you shouldn’t forget to have is a prepaid sim card in Peru. Why?

As one might expect, It’s hard to travel without Internet because you’ll need your GPS to track your location and destination. Besides reading guides from blogs prepare you beforehand. Also, your own SIM is important for communicating with locals. Read here how to get from Lima airport to city center.

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PERU TOURIST SIM CARD

PERU PREPAID CARD BACKGROUND

First thing we have to say about internet and data connection in Peru is great especially in the cities. There are a few places off the beaten path like mountains, beaches and dessert where the connection will be weak.

Obviously the best thing you can do to connect online is getting a prepaid sim card in Peru. It will be efficient and it will allow you to connect anytime. There are 4 phone operators in the country: Claro, Movistar, Entel and Bitel.

You can buy your Peruvian tourist sim card when you arrive in Jorge Chavez international airport, or at the small gift shop inside the airports. I would recommend to buy outside because prices tend to be higher at the airport compared to the stores in town.

GETTING PERU PREPAID SIM CARD IN THE AIRPORT

Getting Peruvian sim card is simple and easy. You can get your sim card in Lima airport. Since it’s easier to check maps and it’s great to check internet while you are going to your hotel. If you aren’t in a hurry you can wait until get to the city to get your Peru prepaid sim card. There are phone shops where to buy your Peru tourist sim card in Lima.

WHERE TO GET YOUR PERU TOURIST SIM CARD

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You can get your Peru sim card almost anywhere from the airport to cities. There are phone shops willing to sell an Peruvian prepaid sim card. Just make sure that you present your foreign passport. If you buy in Lima around Miraflores area you will find a few places where to buy.

The main operators in Peru are Claro, Movistar, Entel and Bitel. If you are getting to Peru by bus from Ecuador or Chile you can also get your Peru tourist sim card in the Bus Station or around the city in kiosks and phone shops.

BEST PREPAID SIM CARD PERU COMPARISON

We will focus in this prepaid sim card Peru with Movistar the most popular one in the country and comparing packages and prices with Claro. We will tell you about Entel and Bitel that you can get great packages especially if you are staying in the cities in Peru. For all these sim cards you will have to register showing your passport. So make sure you don’t forget to bring!

Movistar Peru

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Movistar is the largest phone operator in Peru and the best coverage around the country. You can get a Movistar sim card for 5 PEN=$1.50 USD in official Movistar phone stores. There are different packages with Movistar Peru. You can get for 10 PEN with 1 GB and valid 10 days and for 20 PEN with 2 GB valid for 20 days.

Claro Peru

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Claro is the second largest phone operator in Peru. The coverage is great in the cities but outside is worse than Movistar. You can get a Claro sim card for 5 PEN=$1.50 USD in official Claro phone stores. There are different packages: for 10 PEN with 1.5 GB valid for 10 days. You can get for 20 PEN with 2 GB valid for 20 days and for 30 PEN with 3 GB valid for 30 days.

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Entel Peru

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Entel is a smaller phone operator in Peru compared to Movistar and Claro. The coverage works great in the cities but outside not so good. Entel sim card for 5 PEN=$1.50 USD in official Entel phone stores. You can top up for 5 PEN with 1 GB daily. And if you prefer packages you will get for 15 PEN with 500 MB valid for 7 days and unlimited Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram.

Bitel Peru

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Bitel Peru is the smallest phone operator in Peru. Bitel sim card costs only 1 PEN in an official Bitel phone store.You can get 5 PEN with 1 GB valid for 5 days. Also 20 PEN with 4 GB valid for 20 days and 50 PEN with 10 GB valid for 30 days.

PERU SIM CARD CONCLUSION

My Peru Sim Card Conclusion is getting Movistar if you are planning to travel around Peru since the coverage is better and prices are similar to Claro. Unless you are staying in a city likeLima and you can go for a small company like Bitel with better prices and packages.

PERU POCKET WIFI

If you prefer Peru Pocket Wifi a Hotspot can be the best option. You will avoid changing sim card and just landing in Peru you will start getting data connection. Read here our full review of Tep Wireless Hotspot with all the details, prices, coverage and how it works.

The price is €7.95 to get wifi when traveling and it includes truly unlimited internet, which is never cut off, regardless how much you use with unlimited wifi and can connect up to 5 devices. If you use more than 1GB in a day, your connection speed will get slowed to 256kbs.

The connection speed will return to normal the next day. Click here, to buy your Tep Wireless Hotspot now. If you add the promo code GAMINTRAVELER you will get 10% discount!

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN PERU

You can go to Peru any time of the year. The months of December to February are the best time to visit Peru because is the sunniest also the peak season. October to November are the months ideal for those working with a budget because its is considered the low season in the country.

Click here to know more about the weather in Peru.

ATMS AND CASH IN PERU

The official currency of Peru is called Peruvian Sol (PEN). And $1 USD=3.5 PEN. ATM’s are available all throughout the country but my advise to you is to us those are inside the banks. And it is also advisable to withdraw as much as you can because fees for transaction tend to be higher for foreign cars.

Click here to check the exact change rate.

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN PERU

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A total of $5-6 USD dollar can be your daily food budget travel in Peru. Local food in a local restaurant will start from $3-5 USD. And you can get snack like street foods for $1 USD. You can buy a combination of ceviche and lomo salteado with a drink for only $3 USD.

ACCOMMODATION IN PERU

There are numerous hotels and B&B that you can choose from. Accommodation price can take you around $10 USD if you sleep in a dorm. For mid budget accommodation starts at $30-50 USD and more than $80 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Peru.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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