Paracas Natural Reserve, Ica Natural Attractions - My Peru Guide
General Info

Paracas Natural Reserve


Level of Difficulty: Easy

Altitude: 0 to 600 meters above sea level

Extension: 335,000 Hectares (353 land and 653 sea)

Operational info:

  • Days: Every day of the week
  • Hours: 6:00 to 18:00
  • Entrance Ticket: S/. 15.00 (Peruvian Soles) - lncludes entrancelee to Islas Ballestas. S/. l0.00 is for the Paracas Natural Reserve only
  • Phone number: (51 1) 968-21861 7


  • 168 species of fish, l0 of reptiles, 36 of mammals and 216 of birds (endemic and migratory)

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Location: Districts of Paracas and Salas, Provinces of Pisco and Ica respectively, Region of Ica

Distance from Lima Downtown: 272 kilometers - 3 hours and45 minutes by private transportation



  • The Ballestas lslands aren't part of the Paracas Natural Reserve. These islands are just outside of its area of influence.
  • Daily tours are available to visit both the Paracas Reserve (by car, ATV, and hiking) and the Ballestas lslands by boat.
  • Paracas wind is strong and great for the practice of wind surfing and kite surfing. From May to October, the wind blows around 15 - 20 kph but it can reach 30 - 35 kph sometimes.
  • The Paracas civilization settled in this area; therefore, it is possible to observe their remains in the area. The Julio C. Tello Mueseum is located inside the Reserve.




  • Taking flora or fauna is prohibited.

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