Explore Peru’s South Coast
It’s time to continue our journey and explore the Southern Coast of Lima, a region full of history, nature and adventure activities. Let’s know some places you can’t miss during your visit to this region.
Paracas is a coastal city located in the Ica department, 145 miles south of Lima. Its main attraction is the Paracas National Reserve that protects not only historic places but also the marine life of this peninsula.
Another activity that is a must in Paracas is to take a boat to “Islas Ballestas”. Due to being a protected area, you can’t disembark on the island, so it’s a boat tour. During the trip you’ll be able to see the Humboldt penguins and seals on their habitats. An amazing experience for nature lovers!
Also during the route to the Islas Ballestas, you’ll see El Candelabro, a well-known, huge prehistoric geoglyph , approximately 800 feet tall. It is thought that it was built by astronomers of Nazca culture.
It is the capital city of Ica department and it is well known as the Peruvian wine and pisco city. Here you must visit the Huacachina, a lake in the Peruvian dessert where converges the mystery of the oasis and the adrenaline of the adventurous activities that you can do in the dunes.
As we said, the Huacachina is the perfect spot to ride in tubular cars and do sandboarding. Amusement and screams are guaranteed.
Last but not least important, Nazca is the city that provided the historical part to this trip. You’ll find the Nazca Lines here. These are a serie of ancient geoglyphs written by the Nazca culture and, until now, their meaning is unknown. In order to admire the beauty of this mysterious lines, it’s necessary to overflight the desert to watch them.
Are you ready to embark on this new adventure?
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