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Paracas

Paracas is a coastal town located in the Ica Region of Peru. It is situated on the Paracas Peninsula, which lies between the Pacific Ocean and the Paracas National Reserve. The town is known for its stunning beaches, wildlife and archaeological sites.

Paracas is a popular tourist destination due to its beautiful climate and scenery. The town is home to a wide range of outdoor activities, such as kayaking, fishing, and bird watching. It is also known for its delicious seafood, which can be found in restaurants throughout the area.

The Paracas National Reserve is a protected area of over 3,000 square kilometers. It is home to a variety of wildlife, including sea lions, dolphins, and flamingos. It is also an important archaeological site, with ruins from the Paracas culture dating back to 500 BC.

Paracas is also home to the famous Candelabra of Paracas, a mysterious geoglyph carved into the hillside. It is believed to be a navigation marker for ancient seafaring people. The geoglyph is a symbol of the Paracas culture and is a popular tourist attraction.

Paracas has a long and interesting history. It was once a major port for the Spanish Empire, and was also the site of a major battle between Spanish and Incan forces in 1545. It was also the site of a major naval battle in 1820, during the War of Independence.

Today, Paracas is a thriving tourist destination. It offers a wide range of activities and attractions, making it a great destination for anyone looking to explore the Peruvian coastline.

Excursion tips for a day in Paracas

Paracas is a small coastal town in Peru, located on the southern coast of the country. It's known for its stunning beaches, rich culture, and unique wildlife. Here are some activities that you can do as a tourist in Paracas on a day:

1. Visit the Paracas National Reserve: Explore the unique biodiversity of the area and observe the wildlife, such as the Humboldt penguins, sea lions, and flamingos.

2. Take a boat tour of the Ballestas Islands: Get up close and personal with the wildlife of the islands and explore the hidden coves and beaches.

3. Explore the Paracas Archaeological Museum: Learn about the history and culture of the area, and view artifacts from the ancient Paracas culture.

4. Visit the El Chaco Beach: Relax on the white sand beach and take in the stunning views of the ocean.

5. Take a sand-boarding tour: Enjoy an adrenaline-filled adventure on the sand dunes of Paracas.

6. Go kayaking: Explore the coastline of Paracas by kayak and discover hidden beaches and coves.

7. Visit the El Candelabro: See the mysterious geoglyph that is believed to be of pre-Inca origin.

8. Visit the Paracas Textile Museum: Learn about the traditional textile arts of the area and view beautiful handmade pieces.

9. Go on a wine-tasting tour: Sample some of the finest wines from the region and learn about the local winemaking process.

10. Visit the local markets: Explore the bustling markets of Paracas and find unique souvenirs and gifts.

Experience Paracas with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Paracas. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Paracas

Paracas, Peru has a warm climate throughout the year, with temperatures rarely dropping below 20°C. Summer (December to March) is usually hot and dry, with temperatures reaching up to 30°C during the day and cooling down to around 20°C at night. During the winter (June to September) temperatures are still warm, usually ranging between 20°C and 25°C, with occasional rainfall. Spring (September to December) and Autumn (March to June) are generally mild, with temperatures ranging between 20°C and 25°C, and occasional rainfall.

Cruise weather for Paracas

Our weather forecast for Paracas helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 19.5 °C
min: 13.2 °C
10.4 m/s
10.8 m/s
2.7 %
24.1 m
78.4 %
1,014 hPa
06:28:48
17:54:23
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 19.2 °C
min: 13.8 °C
13.7 m/s
13.7 m/s
17.9 %
24.1 m
81.7 %
1,014 hPa
06:28:37
17:54:38
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 19.5 °C
min: 13.2 °C
12.6 m/s
14.8 m/s
1.8 %
24.0 m
81.7 %
1,015 hPa
06:28:25
17:54:53
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 19.3 °C
min: 13.4 °C
10.4 m/s
9.0 m/s
7.6 %
23.5 m
82.3 %
1,016 hPa
06:28:12
17:55:08
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 19.1 °C
min: 14.3 °C
10.8 m/s
10.1 m/s
16.0 %
24.1 m
83.7 %
1,016 hPa
06:27:58
17:55:23
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 19.1 °C
min: 14.1 °C
9.4 m/s
11.9 m/s
11.9 %
23.7 m
83.2 %
1,015 hPa
06:27:43
17:55:37
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 19.3 °C
min: 14.1 °C
9.4 m/s
9.0 m/s
13.1 %
23.7 m
81.4 %
1,014 hPa
06:27:27
17:55:51
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 18.8 °C
min: 14.2 °C
9.4 m/s
10.8 m/s
26.5 %
23.7 m
81.8 %
1,014 hPa
06:27:11
17:56:05
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 19.2 °C
min: 14 °C
10.1 m/s
9.7 m/s
20.4 %
24.0 m
81.6 %
1,014 hPa
06:26:53
17:56:18
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 18.5 °C
min: 13.9 °C
16.6 m/s
15.5 m/s
20.9 %
24.1 m
82.5 %
1,013 hPa
06:26:35
17:56:31
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 19.1 °C
min: 13.7 °C
17.3 m/s
15.8 m/s
63.3 %
23.8 m
81.3 %
1,014 hPa
06:26:15
17:56:44
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 19.1 °C
min: 13.3 °C
14.4 m/s
12.6 m/s
50.1 %
23.3 m
81.3 %
1,014 hPa
06:25:55
17:56:57
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 18.7 °C
min: 13.6 °C
13.0 m/s
11.5 m/s
18.2 %
24.1 m
82.2 %
1,015 hPa
06:25:34
17:57:09
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 18.5 °C
min: 13 °C
15.5 m/s
13.3 m/s
14.6 %
23.7 m
82.7 %
1,014 hPa
06:25:12
17:57:20

Cruises to Paracas

Would you like to travel to Paracas on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Paracas.

Scheduled ship calls in Paracas, Peru
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 11th 2024 Monday, 11th of Nov. 2024 Silver Wind Expedition 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 15th 2024 Friday, 15th of Nov. 2024 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 18th 2025 Tuesday, 18th of Mar. 2025 HANSEATIC nature 08:30 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 30th 2025 Sunday, 30th of Nov. 2025 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am

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