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Paracas National Reserve, Paracas 11550, Peru
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just went there today. The view is beautiful but there are many tourists here. The are different colors on the beach which is really nice.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sidseldahl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I really can not believe how lucky Peruvians are to have these wonders in their country. I will return with my family and I will recommend my friends to visit this place

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One if the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen. It's the result of of volcanic activity after millenary eruptions that hit the Pacific coast.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank faustoc310
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

I was in Paracas for two days and I really wanted to check out the Reserve. I came across Playa Rojas tours and they have ATVs and buggies. I choose to go on ATV and I had the best time! It was an absolutely amazing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nicole S
Reviewed October 17, 2018

I took the cheapest option and rented a bike early in the morning to Paracas National Reserve, costed me 25 soles for 24 hours. The red sand beach was my main destination and I didn't take a ride around whole Reserve, but getting there I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I booked the ATV, four wheeling experience through Paracas on our last day in Peru. WE HAD SO MUCH FUN! Neither of us had driven an ATV before, but it was an automatic vehicle so we were able to do it!! It...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

This is famous for its red sand beach within the Paracas National Reserve. The red sand was produced by ancient volcanoes under the ocean. The best way to see this beach is from the cliff above. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bob H
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Nature displaying colours Not a beach to play around as such but geology is captivating. Did it as part of the Paracas Nature Reserve tour

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ashish G
Reviewed July 7, 2018

This isn't someplace you'd spend hours at, but it's cool to visit for 10-30 minutes. One of few in the world, beautiful, and clean. It was pretty remote and untouched.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JT F
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Wonderful, beautiful, you do have to pay but mine was part of the package. Do it if you have time...and like solitude - just me, my guide and driver. Desert and ocean all together...

Date of experience: June 2018
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maggie_cosner
April 2, 2018|
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Response from DanAndAssana | Reviewed this property |
We drove from Lima to Paracas and Nazca. The roads are well paved, and have no traffic. It terms of safety, they are safe except for the police (!!): we were pulled to the side at a "check point" and forced to a US$100 pay... More
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Cathy d
New York City, New York
DIY Paracas Reserve without a car? (2 Replies)
Is it possible to see the Paracas reserve without neither a tour or car? I would like to spend time at the Playa de Mina, see the Catedral, la Playa Roja, and La Boveda, and see the cave there. I don't see any tours that actually stop in all these places or allow for both viewing and time at the beach. Is it possible to just get a taxi to Lagunillas and then from there find guides or taxi's to take you to the different viewpoints? Or are any of them walking distance from each other to do a...More
November 24, 2015|
Response fromPeruIsCool|
This is a bad idea, and is not viable. There are significant distances between these locations.