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Huacachina Lagoon

Ica 056, Peru
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Ica
Type: Bodies of Water
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Cleveland, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I spent one day enjoying Huacachina, and it was one of the best days of our two week trip to Peru. We went on the dune buggy and sandboarding tour, and it was a ton of fun! I have never been in a desert like that, so the dunes were really a sight to see. Our tour... More

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Innsbruck, Austria
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I stayed in Huacachina for one night which is perfect if you want to relax/swim in the hotel pool (if you have one) - alternatively I think an afternoon is enough as well. We went on one of the dune buggy/sandboarding tours and had so much fun. It's a bit like a roller coaster ride with intervals... More

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seattle
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16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Due to sand storms our Nazca lines flight out of ICA was postponed for a day. We ended up for a night in Huacachina. We are not sand boarder /night life types which are the main attractions. We did enjoy a lazy paddle on the small lagoon, our dinner out, and climbing the sand mountain for the challenge and sunset... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

It's a gorgeous place with a lot of cool sports to practice and try for the first time.....warning : avoid to go with children because it is too risky for them

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We ended our month long trip in Peru at Huacachina, and - despite having been a little anxious reading reviews here - we did had a great time. As you'd expect, it's warm here all year long, which is lovely if you're here in winter but still want to pick up a bit of a tan before heading home, or... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

the lagoon is exactly that, a lagoon that has a strip of buildings around its edge and then sand-dunes rising up and enclosing the lagoon. If Sand-boarding is your thing then this is the place for you. If you are unsure whether it is your thing or not, try not to stay for too long. We arrived late afternoon and... More

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I had an amazing time sand boarding, but I found the general area to very dirty, which is sad because I wish the area was better kept environmentally.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Never seen anything like this! Well worth the long bus trip from Lima to visit this lagoon. Stay overnight at Ica to have a real desert experience.

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Worcester, UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Very busy due to it being a holiday weekend but a fantastic place. I little run down but still plenty of charm. Sand buggys, sand surfing etc.

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Stourbridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Never seen an oasis before. Very busy as was Fiestas patrias weekend. Fantastic setting, so photogenic. loved it.

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