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Playa Roja, Paracas

4.2
#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. To visit Playa Roja on your holiday in Paracas, and find out what else Paracas has to offer, use our Paracas travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 8, 2017
    We had never visited a beach with red sand! In the national reserve. Nice landscape. You can not touch it. It is a protected national reserve.
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  • August 5, 2017
    lovely contrast between the pink gem sand and the sea. If you get a nice sunny day you appreciate even more.
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  • August 3, 2017
    It is the first time that I see a silver with red sand. They say that it is unique in America. The landscape is impressive. I didn't see anyone bathing. Perhaps because it is not time but it is a place to appreciate and connect with nature.
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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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