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Playa Roja, Paracas

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#2 of 9 in Beaches in Ica Region
Admire the dramatic contrast of colors on display at Playa Roja, a beach with deep reddish-hued sand, azure waters, and yellow and ochre cliffs. The sand gets its fiery hue from a type of igneous rock known as pink granodiorite, which contains solidified magma. The best and most convenient way of seeing this beach is with an organized tour, as the surrounding national park is too large to explore without guidance and proper vehicles. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Paracas using our trip planner.
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  • You can visit the beach, viewing it from above, while visiting the nature reserve. It's inside, very nice though the most beautiful panoramic views are the first at the entrance to the park
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  • The red beach is some what off the beaten path, very rustic yet scenic view of the coastline must visit the local restaurants nearby a real treat!  more »
  • We do not negotiate prices and neither request rebates, the service was very bad, we hired for the Tour of the Reserve by boat, buggie and bicycles. We initially explained our schedules to Efrain and asked for recommendations. They ignore you when you talk to them and they become unfocused by talking people who pass in the street; they don't seem to want to explain the activities to you if you're not going to hire them, first they ask you if you're going to do it. Efrain and Astrid make mocking gestures in front of you; tell you that the service is not the same for you or for a customer "EUROPEO" because they pay more and one Latino does not, mention that nothing has to see that I am Mexican and my boyfriend from Canada that is the price that gives me and the service should be the Same. The buggie equipment is wrong is not safe, it had no seat belts and no helmet. The buggie was shutting down. On the bicycle route there is a time to enter the reservation. We couldn't get in because we were too late but Astrid and Efrain who already know it didn't say it, we got to the entrance and the guard wouldn't let us through. We got upset because we couldn't visit. In the end Efrain gave us back the bike rental but not without first having a strong argument with the blame for not carrying his number and my cell phone to call him. In a terrible summary service and malsima customer service. Do not go with this agency if you do not want to (1)be robbed because you are European and (2) to receive a lousy service as if you were done a favor.
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