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Playa Roja, Paracas

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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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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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  • A great, fun 4 wheeler tour through the desert. Our guide also took us to a beach with a great view of a bunch of flamingos  more »
  • Picturesque but no swimming allowed. Just south town of Paracas. Is in Natioal Reserve so will cost s10 for entry fee.  more »
  • Just love it!! after a wondefull trip trough the desert, you arrived to the Playa Roja, is not a place to take a bath but you can take some wonderfull pictures, I have gone twice, is better going on J...  more »