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Paracas Nature Reserve, Peru

The Paracas National Reserve covers an area of 335,000 hectares and was created in 1975. It is a primary marine reserve with an extremely high concentration of marine birds, some of them very rare.

The seas here are very rich in marine life, and the unique but rather harsh desert environment ('paracas' means raining sand in Quechua) is also a home for many species of migratory birds. As well as the wildlife, there is also a strong human history here, as the Paracas culture thrived here over 9,000 years ago.

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Map of Paracas Nature Reserve

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    Accommodation choices for Paracas Nature Reserve

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Paracas Nature Reserve. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Superior Sea View Room, Hotel Libertador, Paracas Nature Reserve

      Hotel Paracas Luxury Collection

      First Class

      The Hotel Paracas Luxury Collection has 120 rooms and suites, each with a view to the bay or the spacious hotel gardens.

    • Rooftop Pool, The Cape Heritage

      DoubleTree Hilton

      First Class

      DoubleTree Hilton is located in the southern outskirts of the village of Paracas, right on the Santo Domingo beach.