The Ballestas Islands are located off the shores of Paracas; they are three small islands:
North Ballestas, Central Ballestas and South Ballestas. Each one of these
islands has an approximate area of 0.12 square km.
They are rocky formations on which big colonies of dung birds, Humboldt variety of penguins and
sea lions inhabit. Most of these species are described in the National Reserve of Paracas.
The marine resources that exist in this area is immense. It is an ideal
place for the practice of the scuba diving. National and
international championships of underwater hunting are held here.
You can arrive from Paracas to these islands in a boat with a circuit that
has a minimum time of 2 hours.
This excursion will allow you to enter in direct contact with the virgin
nature of a marine ecosystem, and to see colonies of birds and marine mammals
that many times group in hundreds of thousands very close to each other; it is
an incredible show.