Paracas, Peru

About Paracas

Paracas, a stunning coastal town in Peru, offers a gateway to the extraordinary natural beauty of the Paracas National Reserve. Here, visitors can explore one of the world's richest marine habitats, spot rare wildlife, and gaze at dramatic landscapes that stretch from desert dunes to rugged coastline. Take a boat tour to the nearby Ballestas Islands, often referred to as the 'Galapagos of Peru,' for close encounters with seals, penguins, and a myriad of seabirds.

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Paracas highlights

Average temperature in June

20 °C / 68 °F

High season months

November, December, January, February, March, April

Local currency

Peruvian sol (PEN)

Local language

Spanish, Quechua, Aymara

Closest Airports

  • Captain Renán Elías Olivera International Airport (PE) - 10.5 km (6.5 mi)

Fun fact

Paracas houses some of South America's oldest known remaining textiles.

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