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La Catedral, Paracas

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Once a striking natural bridge over the dramatic coastline, La Catedral sustained damage during a 2007 earthquake. Although the cave and full arch collapsed, what remains of the stone arch still cuts a striking profile along the Paracas National Reserve coast. Take a camera along to capture the avian wildlife that flock to the area, as well as the stunning juxtaposition between the azure waves and jagged yellow stone. Put La Catedral at the forefront of your travel plans using our Paracas vacation route planner.
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  • The 2007 earthquake destroyed the geological arch sadly. But the vew is nice. This was once one of the coolest arches in Peru but sadly no more  more »
  • This area no longer has the la cathedral due to an earthquake. However, it still offers a great ocean view and the area around the site is fantastic!  more »
  • A spectacular cliff, where you can admire South a beautiful beach with a fascinating contrast of colors.
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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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