Paracas is an excellent ecological destination for the
nature and water sports lovers, it also offers cultural historical attractiveness and it
is a good alternative to enjoy relaxing moments.
Location: Central Costa, 16.4 feet (5 m) above sea level
152 miles (245 km) from Lima
46.6 miles (75 km) from Ica
127.4 miles (205 km) from Nazca
Population: 1,196 inhabitants
Paracas is spa, a peninsula, a bay, a pre-Inca Culture and a National Reserve.
Its amazing for birdwatchers and hikers.
Spa of Paracas
Located in the district of Pisco; is located at 9.3 miles (15 km) of the city and port of
Pisco. It is a place of gentle beaches and sunny weather most of the year. Very close by a
picturesque creek of fishermen and a residential area are located. It is the starting
point to visit the fantastic attractions that are located in its surroundings.
In this spa you will find good hotels, alternatives for the practice of water sports,
excellent seafood and enjoy the famous Pisco Sour cocktail.
National Reserve of Paracas
Nature and ecology lovers will find the only marine reservation of Peru in this
place. This reserve is dedicated to the protection and the conservation of marine
ecosystems as well as for the protection of the cultural and historical patrimony of the
pre-Inca Paracas culture.
It is considered as one of the richest and most uncommon
ecosystems in the world; declared "World Heritage Site"
On this peninsula, on a sandy hillside, the enigmatic figure of the chandelier is
found. This chandelier, with its trident form, belongs to pre-Inca cultures.
It is yet to be determined its meaning. The best way to appreciate this figure is
from a boat. These boats normally offer rides to visit the Paracas Natural
well as the Ballestas Islands, which allow an excellent view of the "Candelabro"
Bay of Paracas
This bay is formed on the north part of the peninsula of Paracas, and has special
historical significance for Peruvians, since it was here where José de San Martín landed
with the liberation forces, began the campaign for independence to end the Spanish
viceroyalty. Monument reminder to this historical event.
On the beaches of this bay,
it is frequent to find Andean parihuanas (flamingos), of beautiful red and white plumage,
which inspired José de San Martín for the Peruvian flag.
Town founded in 1640, divided in Pisco town and Pisco port. The
picturesque fishermen's wharf of San Andrés is located on its beaches,
in which numerous restaurants of seafood also exist characterized by the simplicity of its
presentation, yet exquisite food.
Pisco has an airport that does not have regular air traffic. The port was disabled for
marine traffic; being displaced by the modern port of San Martín, located in the bay of