Chorrillos, which means a â€śconstant trickle of water,â€ť is a lesser-known neighborhood in Lima. Once a beach resort town, it was the scene of heavy fighting during the war between Peru and Chile in 1880-1881, and much of it was destroyed. Today, Chorrillos is tucked up against the Pacific Ocean and offers stunning panoramic views of the bay of Lima and the island of San Lorenzo off Callao's coast. With an atmosphere that resembles a fish market and dĂ©cor to match, the mood is very relaxed in Chorrillos. Famous for its beach resorts at La Herradura and restaurants specializing in spicy dishes, this neighborhood is not without its attractions. The astronomical observatory El Planetario is built on the historical Morro Solar. The MalecĂłn, the townâ€™s seaside boardwalk, is a great place to spend a lazy afternoon.