This small town is best known for the sea life, seabirds and migratory birds in its marine nature reserve and as a starting point for boat trips to the Ballestas Islands. You can relax on the beach, learn more about local culture and history - and it’s also a great base for a flight over the Nazca Lines. Reasons to visit Paracas include:
The climate is temperate all year round, with the most popular time to visit being summer (November to February).
The airport near Paracas is only used by the companies that operate the small aircraft flights over the Nazca Lines. Consequently, Paracas is best reached by private car or on one of the deluxe bus services.
Both KLM and Iberia have flights to Lima via Europe, leaving the UK early in the morning to arrive in Lima in the evening. The flight time is about 14 hours. It is also possible to fly to Lima via America.
Language: Spanish and Quechua are the official languages.
Not required for British travellers (up to 90 days). EC nationals can ask us for further advice.
There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if visiting the rainforest. Malaria prophylactics are also recommended in the rainforest.