It is located in one of the most desert coast of Peru, in the department of Ica, and has an area of 335,000 ha, about 200,000 in the Pacific Ocean. The Paracas Peninsula is located in an exceptionally rich marine area, where outcrops in extremely cold waters produce an abundance of plankton that feeds on fish, crustaceans and molluscs.


La Reserva Nacional de Paracas, uno de los principales destinos naturales del país, abarca 335.000 hectáreas entre desierto costero y mar adyacente, donde habitan especies de flora y fauna como lobos marinos, pingüinos de Humboldt y aves migratorias. Por ser un área natural protegida, la Reserva Nacional de Paracas cuenta con una serie de indicaciones y restricciones sobre las actividades a realizar. Para el ingreso será necesario obtener los permisos respectivos y tomar en cuenta la importancia del mantenimiento de la zona y la preservación de sus especies.

Reserva Nacional de Paracas


What highlights this reserve is its surreal landscapes and rich biodiversity that results in large numbers of species of birds, fish, shellfish and mammals such as seals and sea otters are vulnerable. The place is ideal for watching migratory birds. Some highlights for visitors are Lagunillas Bay, the Salt Flats Otuma, Independence Bay, the Ballestas Islands and the beaches of the Mine and Mendieta.

  • Ballestas Islands

    It begins in the artisan wharf Chaco on fast sliders. During the cruise you see part of the Paracas Bay and the famous chandelier engraved on sand.

  • Land tour of the reserve

    Allows observation of flamingos from a lookout near the sea, up to the interpretation center of the reserve. You can access the beaches La Mina and the scrape and the viewpoint of Punta Arquillos Wolves (approximate duration: 1 day).


Check with your travel agent.