The Huacachina Oasis, the only oasis in South America, is located about 4 kilometers from Ica, in the desert. Because of its popularity due to sandboarding and sand buggy tours, Huacachina attracts many tourists all year round. The lagoon of Huacachina is the perfect place to relax. Don’t miss the sunset over the dunes!
The city of Ica was founded in 1563 by Don Luís Jerónimo de Cabrera. The Plaza de Armas of Ica is surrounded by giant, old trees that belong to the genus “ficus.” Next to the main square tourists can find the Municipality of Ica with its beautiful portals as well as the Cathedral of Ica.
The Cathedral of Ica was built in 1759 and is the last building constructed by the Jesuits. Representing the colonial architecture, the cathedral has the form of a Latin cross and consists of three naves as well as four different chapels. The Cathedral of Ica is cane framed and made from thatch and mud. What makes the cathedral so appealing is the representation of the neoclassical style inside and outside the church.
The Regional Museum of Ica "Adolfo Bermúdez Jenkins" located in Ica is a Peruvian museum of archaeology. The museum mainly shows findings from the Paracas culture and was inaugurated on December 22, 1947. The Regional Museum of Ica has two exhibition rooms: one room for anthropology and the other room for bioanthropology.