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Islas Ballestas, Paracas

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#1 of 10 in Parks in Ica Region
Island Nature / Park
Explore the natural beauty of Peru as you walk around Islas Ballestas, home to an abundance of wildlife and one of the country's ancient mysteries. Hire a boat to take you to the island while watching for dolphins and sea lions along the way. On the island, take a walk around the beaches, lagoons, and sand dunes. Keep your eyes peeled for a multitude of migrant birds. While walking through the dunes, you'll see a large geoglyph in the shape of a candelabra. Make Islas Ballestas a part of your Paracas vacation plans using our Paracas trip itinerary builder.
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  • 2hour trip to see vast numbers of sea birds including Pelicans, Cormorants and Boobies to name but a few. The Penguins look totally out of place at the equator, amazing to see them hopping down the ro...  more »
  • Definitely a must do in this area. To see the islands and abundant marine life, as well as the penguins was an incredible experience. We booked our tour via coltur peru, which was handled by our local...  more »
  • They tell you about pinguins, sea lions, and many other animals, but in fact you get to see birds (thousands of them, i admit). Maybe was not the best season (visited June 2017) but i would not recomm...  more »

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A beach resort town located close to a national park and several islands, Paracas benefits from a set of accommodations that suit the diverse tastes of its many visitors. Options both luxury and basic sit on the edge of the main coastal road, offering extensive views of the water and additional facilities, including pools, spas, and onsite restaurants. Move farther from the water to find budget-friendly guesthouses, offering comfortable rooms but few amenities. To the south, a cluster of eco-lodges and resorts mark the entrance to the national park, and make good use of the additional space just outside of the main town.
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