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La Catedral, Paracas

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#4 of 10 in Parks in Ica Region
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. Before you head to Paracas, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Paracas tour itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Paracas has to offer, including La Catedral.
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  • Although the Cathedral is no longer seen by tremors that have collapsed rocks is a beautiful view of the sea and the cliffs.
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  • The rock formation that took the name of Cathedral collapsed due to an earthquake. Avista is still pretty Beach, but lost this attraction, unfortunately.
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  • The Natural Reserve of Paracas coast is beautiful in its entirety. It's worth the trip!
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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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