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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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  • Beautiful view of the beach that has red pebbles rather than sand. We went on a tour that we buy on Emotions Tours. With a private guide, we toured the entire area including reserve red beach.
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  • The view of this beach is perfect for great photos! There is not much that only do appreciate the silence and take photos. Super recommended if you are travelling to Paracas.
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  • Excellent place for watching shorebirds. Many residents and others migratory. It is must for Birdwatching. This beachside Lagunillas.
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Where to stay in Paracas

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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