General Info

Ballestas Islands in Paracas


Level of Difficulty: Easy

Altitude: 0 meters above sea level

Extension: 32,37 hectares approximately

Operational info:

  • Days: Every day of the week
  • Hours: Tour companies usually depart at 8:00 am and if there is demand at l0:00 am
  • Entrance Ticket: S/. 5.00 (Peruvian Soles) . SI . 15.00 when also visiting the Paracas Natural Reserve



Location: District of Paracas, Province of Pisco, Region of Ica

Distance from Lima Downtown: 272 kilometers -3 hours and45 minutes by private transportation,and 20 kilometers by boat (30 minutes)



  • The Ballestas lslands are not part of the Paracas Natural Reserve but it is also protected by the Peruvian government. In this orea the only economical activities allowed are tourism,artisanalfishing,and extraction of guano (birds excrement) .
  • In 2008 the /V1ining Peruvian Agency performed a study to determine the status of thewildlife inthe coast andislands of Perucomingto theconclusion that the Ballestas lslands were home to more than 350,000 birds. The most common species of birds are Guanay,Piquero, and Pelicano.
  • Daily tours are available to visit the Ballestas lslands by boat only. Several companies offer their services, but prices andthe service providedcanvary. The cost of a sharedservice tourwithout the entrance ticket starts at USD 15.00.
  • On the way to the island,travelers will be able to observe "El Candelabro" which is animmense figure drew on theside of the mountainthat faces the Pacific Ocean. lt is unknownwho drew it and why but it is believed to be of ancient data.




  • Taking flora or fauna is prohibited.

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