When travelling to Peru, one of the great places to visit is the Ballestas Islands covered with sea lions and birds. It is located four hours away from Lima in the southern region of Ica. According to Andina news, the Islands and Paracas National Reserve, which helps to protect and preserve lives of endangered species, are to have over 15,000 visitors for Holy Week. In order to prepare for the mass amount of people coming, The National Service of Protected Areas by the State is working to increase the security of the tourists by improving surveillance. Also, they hope to increase the number of bathrooms to accommodate all of the visitors. More tourists are coming to Paracas National Reserve and Ballestas Islands because of its promotional entry fee of S/. 15 for domestic visitors and its improved tourist services. Last year in 2013, the islands and Reserve had more than 500,000 visitors; the number is hoped to increase as many improvements are made.