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. Make Islas Ballestas a part of your Paracas vacation plans using our Paracas trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 13, 2017
    We take a tour from the hostel where we stayed, the boats which used the tour very well cared for and with the necessary equipment for the tour. It took like 2 hours throughout the tour, we arrived in time where the marine wolves were nearly hidden because they took care to their babies newly born, yet we could see the beautiful landscape and marine wolves males, and all variety of guaneras birds in this area. Nice tour for a summer day!
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  • August 11, 2017
    We are not bird followers but these islands were wonderful to see. The boat trip took about 2 hours in total and every minute of it was a surprisingly enjoyable experience. The birds, sea-lions and st...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    The excursion to discover the Islands crossbows has been spectacular: the vision of many species of birds, ordinary and roses with sea, and sea lions, among many others, was worth. Hopefully they keep this place nature reserve
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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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