Many people don't realize that Lima is a coastal city located in the tropics in the middle of a long stretch of desert. Average annual rainfall is 2 cm a year, most of which is in the form of accumulated drizzle. Temperatures are moderate with apartments having no heating or cooling systems.
Lima, a city of 10 million inhabitants, is divided into submunicipalities each with its own government and character. This section of the coast is Miraflores, one of the more affluent and cosmopolitan areas. It has done a great job of keeping the coastal strip open to the public via a well-used and well-kept park.
Water comes via river from the Andes and although not really abundant, Limenos like to keep things green.