Paracas Travel Guide

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Paracas Things to Do

  • Boat cruise to the Ballestas Islands

    These spectacular islands, eroded into many caves and arches, provide shelter for thousands of seabirds and hundreds of sea-lions. Although the islands fall just outside the Paracas National Reserve they are protected by separate legislation. The islands are home to over 150 species of marine bird including the Humboldt penguin, cormorants,...

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  • Ballestas Islands

    A 2-hour tour aboard a very,very speed boat around little islands full of cormorans,pelicans,sea lions,pinguins... In order not to feel sick take a pill before.

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  • Paracas Tour

    For a combined tour of Paracas and Isla Ballestas the cost is somewhere around twenty dollars per person. However, I recommend just taking the boat tour and then hiring a taxi. While the tour was good, we spent a lot of time at the museum which I didn't find very interesting outside of the Flamingos (you need binoculars to really see them). Due to...

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  • Tambo Colorado and Paracas Reserve

    All tourists do the Islas Ballestas boat trip and then move on to Nasca and further. There is more though in the vicinity. At Tambo Colorado are Inca ruins, a rest-place ("Tambo") for the Inca armies. Another nice trip is to the Paracas National Reserve (Paracas peninsula). Colorful desert, cliffs, birds and marine life, quiet beaches (outside...

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  • Visit the islas balestas

    From paracas you can take a tour to the islas balestas. These our islands with a lot of birds (even more guano), seelions, pinguins,...The see gets a bit rough, if you're easily seesick, take some pils for that.These tours can also be organised from Pisco, a taxi or colletivo can take you to Paracas

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  • Islas Ballestas the small Galapagos

    Layers of sun baked, nitrogen rich seabird droppings - guano - have been diligently deposited over millennia on the Islas Ballestas by their large resident bird colonies. In places the guano is much more than 50 meters deep. This island surley is my memoriable experience. Sea lions, milions of birds different species, pinguins and fishes ... all on...

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  • The Guano Island´s

    Ballesta´s islands are known also as the Guano Islands, and are full of sea lions and hundred of different birds.

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  • Ballestas Islands

    A boat trip out the the Ballestas Islands is worth the effort. Sea lions and a lot of bird life.The islands aren't inhabited and visitors aren't allowed to land but local fisherman are allowed to stay for short periods of time (according to our guide).The trip takes about 3-4 hours. Take warm and waterproof clothes it can get chilly.lifejackets are...

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  • MUSEO JULIO C. TELLO

    Ubicado a 5 kms. del balneario de Paracas. Pequeño pero muy interesante a la vez, muestra el proceso evolutivo de la cultura Paracas con cerámicas, tejidos, reproducciones de la vida cotidiana, destacando los fardos funerarios y la técnica de la trepanación craneana.

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  • RISCOS EN LA PLAYA SUPAY

    Extrañas formaciones rocosas, oradadas por el viento de decenios, produciendo a veces caprichosas figuras, rodean las playas de Paracas.

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  • PLAYA DE PARACAS

    Hermosas playas de blancas arenas esperan a quienes desean escapar del ajetreo de las ciudades y estar en contacto con la Naturaleza.

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  • PESCADOR EN PARACAS

    Los pescadores de la zona capturan lenguado, toyo blanco, bonito, raya, chita, sardina, anchoveta, etc.

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  • ACTIVIDADES RECREATIVAS EN LA PLAYA...

    Algunas playas son propicias para el descanso, el campamento deportivo o hacer deportes como la caza submarina, ski acuático, pesca deportiva, tabla a vela o hawaiana y otras actividades.

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  • LA CATEDRAL

    Se encuentra a 7 kms. al sur de Lagunillas. Es una formación rocosa natural erosionada por el viento y el mar donde se encuentran gran variedad de aves.

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  • EL CANDELABRO

    Conocido también como Tres Cruces, es un geoglifo de 128 metros de largo y 78 metros de ancho con una profundidad en la arena que fluctúa entre 10 y 60 cms. Se le relaciona con las líneas de Nasca, con trabajos de cosecha o bien con acciones de piratas como prueba de su paso por estas tierras.

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  • LA RESERVA NACIONAL DE PARACAS

    Es la única reserva marina del Perú. Creada el 25 de Septiembre de 1975 cubre 117.406 Hás. terrestres y 217.594 Hás. de aguas marinas.Ofrece características biogeográficas de gran belleza. La temperatura promedio anual es de 22 ºC con sol casi todo el año, por lo que la humedad relativa es reducida. La velocidad media del viento es de 14,9 kms/hr....

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  • LOBOS MARINOS

    Entre los mamíferos destacan los lobos marinos de un pelo o chusco y de dos pelos o lobo fino, además el bufeo y el gato marino que se encuentra en peligro de extinción.

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  • AVES

    Los diferentes ambientes costeros que existen sirven de refugio y lugar de alimentación a diversas aves residentes y migratorias: gaviota gris, zarzillo, rayador, chorlo ártico, chuita, guanay además de pelícanos, playeros, gallinazos de cabeza roja, ostrero negro, cóndor y aves en peligro de extinción como el pingüino de Humboldt y las parihuanas...

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  • ISLAS BALLESTAS

    Son formaciones rocosas que albergan una importante fauna marina donde destacan grandes colonias de aves guaneras como el guanay, piquero, zarcillo entre otras, además de algunos ejemplares de pingüinos de Humboldt.

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  • BALNEARIO DE PARACAS

    Es un hermoso paraje cuyo atractivo está en su clima, su playa y las hermosas residencias allí construidas.Existen facilidades de alojamiento, restaurantes para degustar las bondades de los platos típicos a base de mariscos y pescados y un pequeño puerto de pesca desde donde salen diariamente en la mañana embarcaciones hacia las Islas Ballestas.

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  • CENTRO DE VISITANTES

    Ubicado en el kilómetro 27 de la carretera Pisco-Puerto San Martín. Muestra información acerca de la Reserva Nacional Paracas y las especieds que en ella se conservan.

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Paracas Restaurants

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    by euzkadi Updated Jan 18, 2004

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    At Paracas town theres a lot of restaurants by the sea front, to eat the delicious ceviche (raw fish marinated with lemon, garlic and onion)

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Paracas Transportation

  • Paracas To or From Lima

    Bus is easiest way to get there. One can simply walk into a travel agent's office and book the bus tickets. Buses are frequent, very comfortable, and cheap. For a luxory bus with reclining seats, movies, and bingo we paid around fifty soles.

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  • Buses Ormeño and Cruz del Sur

    There are early morning (7 am) and afternoon departures from Lima to Hotel Paracas direct., with stops at Chincha, Pisco (town-terminal) and Hotel Paracas, and on to Ica Hotel Las Dunas. Trip takes about 3-4 hours. From the Hotel Paracas there are afternoon buses back to Lima and also onwards to Nasca. Ormeño buscompany recommended, their Royal...

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  • Royal Ormeno Bus

    The Royal Ormeno Buses gives transportation between Lima and Paracas. The journey takes about 5 hours.

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Paracas Favorites

  • cute little seals

    the seals were so cute to watch.Respect to the phenomen "El Niño" the poblation of animals in this region is very fluctuent, in "normal" times there are millions of fishes that give enough food to all other animals, but in "El Niño" times, when the direction of the Humboldt stream is changed the fishes stay far away from the coasts what means great...

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  • Las Ballestas

    The paracas islands are around 240 km south of Lima. IT exists here the Paracas National Reserve, established in 1975. Not only the islands but the whole zone around Paracas is protected because os ocean life and protectable sea birds, sea lions ,turtles and penguins.

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  • the little Galapagos

    Las islas Ballestas are also called "little Galapagos" because of the comparability.Here you find protected seals , sea lions and a lot of penguins and of course a lot of sea birds. You go by boat, it´s not allowed to enter the island. Very beautiful nature scene.

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