History of Paracas

The Pre-Inca society of Paracas existed between 700 BC and 400 AD and lived on the Paracas Peninsula in the Southcoast region of Peru. Paracas textiles are world-renowned and admired as some of the most complex and striking in design and color of weaving’s that have been found in any ancient culture. Paracas is a town on Peru’s west coast. It’s known for beaches, like El Chaco, set on sheltered Paracas Bay. The town is a launch point for the uninhabited Ballestas Islands, home to sea lions, pelicans and Humboldt penguins. Rugged, wildlife-rich Paracas National Reserve spans desert, ocean, islands and the Paracas Peninsula. The peninsula’s Paracas Candelabra is a huge prehistoric geoglyph, etched into a hillside. Paracas is a small fishing village turned beach resort town that is actually known as Peru’s best wildlife watching destination. Often referred to as “The Poor Man’s Galapagos,” this coastal desert region is home to the Ballestas Islands and the Paracas National Reserve, both of which are teeming with wildlife, from sea lions, seabirds, and flamingos, and even contain fossils that are 36 million years old!

The best things to do in Paracas

  • Ballestas Islands Half-Day Tour
  • Paracas Dune Buggy Adventure
  • Private Tour Tambo Colorado
  • Nazca Lines Flying Tour from Pisco
  • Tour of the Paracas National Reserve

The Best 5 Hotels In Paracas For 2019

  • DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paracas – Peru
  • Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort, Paracas
  • San Agustin Paracas
  • La Hacienda Bahia Paracas
  • Aranwa Paracas Resort & Spa

Paracas, Peru Average Annual Weather 

  • Paracas, Peru: Annual Weather Averages. February is the hottest month in Paracas with an average temperature of 77°F (25°C) and the coldest is July at 63°F (17°C).


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