Paracus
Peru
By Kelsie Sinagra

Slightly off the beaten path where the desert dunes meet the scenic cliff-lined coast of the Pacific lays the charming fishing town of Paracas, Peru.  Paracas showcases the remarkably diverse variety of Peruvian landscapes while offering a respectively diverse range of activities for beach dwellers, nature lovers, and adventure seekers alike.  With year round moderate temperatures (56-86 F) there is no bad time to explore and soak in the inherently Peruvian charisma that Paracas provides.

WhatsCheaper.com invites you to book your next trip to Paracas.  Located just outside the city of Pisco along the mid-southern Pacific coast, Paracas is easily accessible by both air and land.  Fly into Pisco International Airport (PIO) and travel by taxi, shuttle, or bus to Paracas.  You can book your flight now with the help of WhatsCheaper.com by clicking here (https://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php).  Paracas also offers accommodation for every type of traveler.  Families, couples, and backpackers are all sure to find a room to their liking.  Begin your search with WhatsCheaper.com by clicking here (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

Paracas may be small in size, but it portrays a large scope of perfectly Peruvian personality.  Upon entering Paracas City, one will notice the mysterious figure ingrained into the sandy hillside of the Paracas Peninsula.   Called the “Candelabro,” this chandelier shaped geoglyph has no interpretable meaning, but stands as a stunning reminder of the primitive Paracas culture.

Like many cities in the adventure conducive nation of Peru, Paracas offers a plethora of thrilling activities.  The perpetually breezy bay of Paracas produces a flawless atmosphere for windsurfing as well as the increasing popular kite surfing.  If something other than water sports are preferred, one can catch a bus to the city of Ica, from there the unbelievable desert oasis of Huacachina is just a short taxi ride away.  The oasis seemingly appears out of nowhere, and for a small fee offers sandboard rentals as well as adrenaline filled sand buggy tours through the massive dunes of the Sahara-like desert.

For those enticed by the prospect of unadulterated nature and wildlife, Paracas is conveniently nestled near La Reserva Nacional de Paracas (Paracas National Park.) Officially a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park is the only marine reservation in Peru, and is considered one of the richest ecosystems in the world.  A stroll along the ancient pre-Inca coastline will reveal colonies of sea lions, schools of dolphins, and a vast array of Peruvian birds thriving in their intended environment.  Not an animal enthusiast? Not a problem.  La Reserva Nacional exhibits striking rock formations, dramatic coastal cliffs, as well as spectacular year round sun soaked beaches.  The scenery itself makes a day in the park well worth any travelers’ while.

The nature admiration does not have to end at the magnificent shoreline.  Las Islas Ballestas (the Ballestas Islands) are located approximately an hour and a half by boat from Paracas.  Do not let the recently coined nickname “The Poor Man’s Galapagos” mislead, the island tours wind through mystifying caves, provide unbeatable views of the peninsula, and reveal additional wildlife species such as the Chilean flamingo and Humboldt penguin.  Tours can be purchased in town and typically include a traditional Provincia de Pisco lunch.  Be sure not to forget a hat! With hundreds of birds flying above, one must take proper caution.

After a day of becoming one with nature, a bit of relaxation may be deservedly in order.  With just a short five-mile ride along the gorgeous coastline, visitors can make their way to the Spa of Paracas.  The Spa is an area located in the Pisco district and is home to an array of gentle beaches, upscale hotels, and renowned seafood.  While enjoying the cuisine and peaceful atmosphere, do not forget to truly embrace Peruvian culture by enjoying the deliciously famous and locally produced, Pisco Sour cocktail. 

A welcoming town with a curious history, Paracas is sure to please travelers of all tastes.  The indigenous people, the indigenous fauna, and the indigenous landscapes are all equally inviting, as well as awe inspiring.  Book your trip to Paracas, Peru with WhatsCheaper.com today.

MUST SEE IN Paracus LIST:

  • 1. Freedom Park
  • 2. Peru Kite
  • 3. Cathedral Rock
  • 4. Inca Spa
  • 5. Paracas National Park
  • 6. Ballestas Islands
  • 7. Emotion Tour
  • 8. Julio C. Tello Museum
  • 9. Chincha
  • 10. Huacachina

Paracus EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Vintage Festival - March
  • 2. Fisherman's Festival - May

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Hotel Paracas
Av. Paracas S/N Paracas, Peru
By Ryan Woods

The beauty of the 5-star Hotel Paracas is evident upon arrival, with its magnificent infinity pool and gorgeous views overlooking the Pacific Ocean and nature reserve.  The hotel, located in the tiny seaside town of Paracas, Peru, is a scenic 3.5 hour drive from Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) in the capital, and the beautiful Paracas Nature Reserve is a short car ride away.    

Upon checking in to the Hotel Paracas, you will be amazed by the modernity and openness of its 120 rooms overlooking the blue water of the Pacific Ocean.  All rooms are equipped with a number of modern amenities that include 37" LCD televisions, iPod alarm clocks, High Speed Internet Access, and a minibar.  All rooms include a terrace with amazing views, and some include a 7.5-meter plunge pool to cool off.  The welcoming hotel staff provides transportation (for a small fee) to the Paracas Natural Reserve (10 minutes by car), the National Museum of Paracas (also 15 minutes by car), or the Ballestas Islands (30 minutes by boat), where you can take in the massive rock formations as well as the penguins, seals, sea lions, and guano birds that inhabit the islands.  

The Hotel Paracas is home to a number of first-class amenities that will make your time on the hotel grounds relaxing and enjoyable.  Located directly next to the hotel restaurant, the main pool, which is climatized during winter months for year-round use, is an outdoor infinity edge pool furnished with cushion deck chairs, as well as poolside cabins for rental.  The 24-hour fitness center overlooking the nearby nature reserve is equipped with first class exercise equipment and an alluring spa to enjoy after an intense workout.  Snorkeling gear as well as kayak and catamaran rentals are complimentary at the hotel’s Watersports Desk.

Hotel Paracas is located in a fascinating part of the Peruvian coastline, with many natural wonders a short driving or boating trip away.  Should you wish for unbeatable ocean views and wonderful amenities when visiting the beautiful coastal town of Paracas, the Hotel Paracas is a desirable destination.  Click this link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to book a room at the Hotel Paracas with WhatsCheaper.com.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Paracus
Lote 30-34 Urb. Santo Domingo, Paracas, Peru
By Jaclyn Bealer

A true Peruvian experience awaits you in Paracas at The Doubletree by Hilton Resort Peru-Paracas hotel. Located only a 10-minute drive away from the Pisco International Airport (PIO), this hotel offers an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world at the nearby Paracas National Reserve. Experience local attractions, breathtaking wildlife, and Peruvian national treasures from your suite. Check in is at 3:00pm and receive the warm chocolate chip cookie upon your arrival.

WhatsCheaper.com knows that you’ll enjoy your stay in the luxurious, spacious, and modern hotel suite accommodations situated on the south Peruvian shore. The hotel offers two stories of suites, each with 2 rooms and guests can choose between a King or 2-double beds. If the space weren’t enough, each suite features a terrace or balcony with magnificent views of the tranquil waters of Paracas Bay or palm gardens. In addition to the space and breathtaking views, all two-room suites come the hotel’s signature and ultra-comfortable Sweet Dreams® beds, two 32" flat screen TVs, MP3 clock-radio and mini-fridge.

Interested in leisure activities? The Doubletree by Hilton Paracas hotel in Peru has something for everyone. You can choose active pursuits such as aerobics, dance lessons, or volleyball. Wind and water sports are more your speed? Try sailing, jet skiing, windsurfing or kite-surfing. If you’re interested in a more relaxing day, pamper yourself at the spa or simply take some time to lounge on the hotel’s secluded, private beach and relax to the sound of the waves. All guests have access to the fully-equipped fitness center; tropical pool and sundeck; as well as the full-service spa.

The hotel also offers tour concessionaires (fee) that provide land and sea excursions and sightseeing adventures. Be sure take advantage of your proximity to the Paracas Natural Reserve, the Ballestas Islands, the mysterious pre-Incan "Candelabro.” The District of Paracas is also home to fascinating archaeological sites with pre-Incan relics dating to 650 B.C.

WhatsCheaper.com knows that when your stay at The Doubletree by Hilton Paracas hotel will be unforgettable. Check out is at 12:00pm. Click here to start your search (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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