Informal bars, known locally as , develop to cater to the influx of miners.
Prostitutes working in these basic bars may be 15-years-old or younger.
Red light districts do not exist, although there have been talks about setting up such an area in Lima.
Both male and female prostitutes use adverts -- placed in public spaces or posted in newspapers or online -- to promote their services.
If the guest is interested, arrangements can be made for the prostitute to visit the hotel room.