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  Paracas National Reserve

 
Paracas National Reserve

This is Peru´s only coastal reservation. With a surface area of 335,000 hectares (804,000 acres), stretching from the Paracas peninsula up to Morro Quemado headland, the reservation protects the abundant sea fauna dwelling there: sea lions, cetaceans, turtles, chungungos and more than 200 bird species. In addition, there are important archeological remains of the Paracas culture; famous for its polychrome shawls made with camel wool and cotton.

 

 

 

Department
Ica
Location
261 km (163 mi) south of Lima.
Season
December to April
Attractions
Archaeological sites, flora and fauna, picturesque route, cultural journey.
How to get there
Through Pisco and Ica.
Activities
Mountainbiking, hiking, navigation, photography.
Services
Lodging, roads, transportation.

 Paracas

 


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