The District of San Isidro has become an important financial area in recent years, as many banks and companies left downtown Lima to establish their headquarters in modern office buildings.

There are 38 embassies and consulates in San Isidro, among them: Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Mexico, Morocco, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey and Uruguay.

San Isidro is proud to be home to many Peruvian artists. A few museums, as well as the Huaca Huallamarca, a pre-Inca burial temple dating back to the fourth century, where concerts and exhibitions are occasionally held, show the district's cultural heritage.

And no doubt the most outstanding attraction of San Isidro is El Olivar Forest, located just a few steps from Sonesta El Olivar, which is not only a living memory of Lima's history, but a great lung for the city.