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Playa Roja, Paracas

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#3 of 10 in Parks 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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  • One of the points of the Paracas Reserve tour. The beach can't be visited, only seen by the Observatory. Nice place to enjoy and take some pictures.
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  • The coast of the nature reserve Paracas is full of colors and forms beautiful and surprising! Unmissable excursion!
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  • It is a beach formed by multiple small pebbles of red color called fractured and a few white, the water is cold, hours of noon becomes the perfect combination with the desert climate, want to put and take a dip. The excursion I only left us with 10 minutes in this beautiful place, which is very little. So before you pay demand a consistent duration for that beach.
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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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