Paracas is located in the department of Ica in the Province of Pisco 260 km south of Lima.
Paracas is a small town and district, best known for the Paracas national park and wildlife reserve. It is one of Peru's the most visited attractions for both foreign and Peruvian tourists.
The tourist attractions include the Ballesta Islands where you can find birds, sealions, Humboldt penguins and occasionally dolphins. The national reserve is home to many species of wildlife, particularly birds. Near the entrance, inside the reserve is the Julio C. Tello Museum. Named for the archeologist who made major discoveries about the ancient Paracas culture, it features artifacts and interpretation, as well as information about the flora and fauna of this unique region and has a beautiful coastline and adventure sports such as diving, dune buggies and hang-gliding.
Altitude: 5 meters
Temperature: Max 32º C and 16º C
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