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What to See in Paracas

There is so much to do and so much to see in Paracas. Check out our list of tourist attractions in the region of Paracas.

Paracas Nature Reserve

Paracas Nature Reserve

The Paracas Nature Reserve comprises part of the Paracas desert, the Ballestas Islands, the sea and different archaeological sites of the Paracas culture which is a pre-Incan culture. In total the reserve has a size of 335,000 hectares and 65% of that is the sea. Tourists can find many good restaurants in this area as well as nice beaches like La Mina, Mendieta and Lagunillas where it is also possible to camp and to fish. At the Chaco beach tourists can also find hostels and hotels.

Ballestas Islands

Ballestas Islands Paracas

The Islas Ballestas are small islands, located within the Paracas District, that consist of rock formations. Tourists can observe wildlife during the boat tour to the Ballestas Islands because the islands are popular for seals, Humboldt penguins and other birds that bathe in the sun.

The Chandelier

The Chandelier Paracas

When doing a boat tour to the Ballestas Islands, tourists can also see The Chandelier (El Candelabro) on the Paracas Peninsula. It is said that this chandelier was used as a beacon by mariners. Nobody exactly knows where this huge geoglyph comes from or who constructed it.

Juan Navarro Paracas History Museum

This museum in Paracas shows a collection of skulls from all five cultures that lived in the region before the Spaniards arrived in Peru: the Paracas, the Nazca, the Wari, the Chincha and the Inca culture. These cultures lived in the region between 800 BC to 1500 AC.


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