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Long known as ‘The Poor Man’s Galapagos,’ Paracas is a desert destination famous for a UNESCO World Heritage designated marine reserve, sand-boarding, and award-winning wines.

Paracas is a Peruvian favourite, a coastal fishing village that has become a popular beach resort in recent years. While it is most famous for its proximity to the teeming wildlife of the Islas Ballestas, there is certainly more to explore in the area, including delicious seafood, wine tastings and opportunities for adventure sport.

Kick back and relax in this peaceful village, enjoy the quiet beaches, taste some local Pisco, and of course, be sure to book a trip to see penguins, sea lions, and dolphins in the Islas Ballestas.

The Area

The quaint village of Paracas is located on the Paracas Peninsula, which in turn is part of the Paracas National Reserve in the Pisco Province. This marine reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognized for its natural beauty and abundant wildlife. This is a dry desert region, surrounded by otherworldly sand dunes, and lined with a rugged coast and red sand beaches.

Best Time to Visit Paracas


Paracas has relatively stable temperatures all year round. As a desert climate, it is warm and sunny most days, and chillier in the evening. Rain is rare (and snow rarer still), and the climate is temperate, pleasant, and dry. If you want the absolute warmest holiday possible in Paracas, you should consider visiting during the hottest months, which are February (highs tend to reach 29 °C during the day, and cool down to 20.1 °C at night) and March, followed by January.

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