Adventure, history and nature.
The town of Paracas is located in a privileged area of Peru. belongs to the ecoregion of the Pacific desert its subtropical climate gives it special conditions which make it the perfect area,to carry out many activities of all kinds attracting tourists from all over the world with interests very varied.
The options and activities offered by the city of Paracas and its surroundings are endless.
In this article we will focus in which we consider the ten activities that you must see in Paracas.
Discover them now, and enjoy them when you arrive!
This is our list of the best activities in Paracas that you can must see.
Paracas National Reserve.
Without a doubt one of the star activities in the area. Its creation dates from the year 1975 and receives the number of 100 thousand visitors per year. The Reserve is located in the most desert zone of the coast of Peru and at the same time is located in one of the richest maritime zones with currents of cold water.
For nature lovers, this is a place they can not miss. You can see a great variety of birds, such as pelicans, earrings, parihuanas, arctic plovers, Peruvian potoyunco or Humboldt penguins; mammals such as chusco or bufeo; fish like the ray or the pampanito; or other fascinating animals like the muimuy, the gecko and turtles.
But not only that through tours in Paracas you can discover the magic of “El Candelabro”, a 120-meter-long geoglyph as well as the remains of the imposing rocky formation of “La Catedral”.
Paracas National Reserve The Catedral.
Visit to the Ballestas Islands.
From Paracas you can take boat tours to sail offshore to the Ballestas Islands natural refuge of species such as Humboldt penguins currently in danger of extinction.
Another of the main attractions is to hear the concert of howls of the herds of sea lions that inhabit the islands (sea lions fine and crappy). A show like no other.
You can also see El Candelabro a figure similar to the Nazca lines.
Discover the mysteries of the Nazca Lines.
There are several tours from Paracas which allow the overflight to the Nazca Lines. These famous Lines are the representation of animals, plants and forms on the surface of the desert of Nazca -in the Pampas de Jumana- and are a World Heritage Site of the UNESCO since 1994.