Paracas National Reserve
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.
The Paracas National Reserve is one of the main natural destinations of the country, covering 335,000 hectares between adjacent coastal desert and sea, where species of flora and fauna such as sea lions, Humboldt penguins and migratory birds. As a protected area, the Paracas National Reserve has a number of indications and restrictions on the activities to be performed. To enter you must obtain the relevant permits and take into account the importance of maintaining the area and the preservation of their species.
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.
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).
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