How to get there
Overland (3 hours): via the Southbound Pan-American Highway, 245 kilometers from the city of Lima and the side road to Paracas.
Paracas National Reserve
The Paracas National Reserve is located in the districts of Paracas and Salas. It is a coastal-marine ecosystem offering visitors beautiful views, as well as beaches where you will be able to enjoy to the full the fresh air and bright sunshine of this charming location. Remember that at Paracas winds can pick up during the afternoons.
Located 18 kilometers from El Chaco beach (2 hours by speedboat)
The Ballestas Islands, Piedra Redonda, Tres Marías and San Gallán can be grouped under this name. They are all home to interesting natural diversity and beautiful scenery, making them fascinating attractions for visitors.
Located 10 miles from El Chaco beach (1 hour by speedboat)
Situated beyond the borders of the Paracas National Reserve, these islands are accessed from the jetties located in the district of Paracas. The islands are inhabited by a wide variety of birds and colonies of seals. This is a wonderful destination for anyone who admires the untouched splendor of nature. We recommend that you use sun block during this extended boat excursion.
Beaches of the Paracas Reserve
The series of beautiful beaches located within the reserve is composed of: Atenas, La Mina, Lagunillas, Yumaque, Supay, Salinas, Mendieta and El Chaco. Lagunillas beach is inhabited by sea urchins and swimmers should be especially careful. Salinas beach experiences a strong swell, and care should be taken when bathingSource: Promperú