Islas Ballestas, Paracas

4.6
#1 of 10 in Parks in Ica Region
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. Take a look at our Paracas tour itinerary website to schedule your visit to Islas Ballestas and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Walk to view the migratory birds (about 216 species), as well as some possible animals such as sea lions. There are so many birds in the Ballestas Islands that the stool made by them to this day are collected and sold as fertilizer (called guano). This material has been one of the main exports of Peru. On the way to the islands you can see the drawing in the rock called chandelier, made by pre-Inca people.
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  • We did the tour the 9 a.m.. The boat is very fast and secure. The Islas Ballestas are small islands of fate of more than 200 types of migratory birds, in addition to the Humboldt penguins and seals. Is a bird sanctuary. Beautiful!!!! There are so many birds that your stool form a thick layer on the rocks, known as guano, and is extracted from time to time and used with compost. Tip: go with wind breaker jacket preferably waterproof, use sunscreen and they have sickness take a pill to take advantage of preventive comes the ride.
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  • very interesting the boat ride to the Ballestas Islands, I was with my grandchildren of 10 and 11 years old and we had fun!
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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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