It is one of the most important ecosystems in the world, where an incredible variety of birds and mammals lives. The Paracas National Reserve, a protected area since 1975 for the protection of fauna and flora, is the largest in the country and is home to numerous poultry species including Humboldt penguins, zarcillos, pelicans, cormorants and mammalian species including morsas, nutria, wolves of sea, dolphins and whales, many of which can be observed with a private yacht excursion or boat to the Ballestas Islands, an important sanctuary for marine fauna composed of small islets.
The reserve preserves representative samples of the coastal marine ecosystems of the country and its extension embraces the mainland, much of the Paracas desert, islands and sea.
In addition to protecting the great biological diversity, there are also various archaeological sites from the pre-Inca period of the Paracas culture, which had largely established itself in the reserve.
Located 250 km from Lima and is easily accessible from the Panamericana Sur, a strip of asphalt that runs along the Ocean and desert through wonderful landscapes.