The Ballestas Islands are a half hour from the coast of Paracas and one hour from the city of Ica. They are home to a diverse and unique coastal wildlife mainly consisting of sea lions and sea birds as well as some Humboldt penguins and sea otters.
On the way out to the islands, you are treated to a perfect view the Candelabra, a huge, mysterious geoglyph etched in the sand on the coast of Ica. The Ballestas Islands are the most visited in Peru for their majestic marine ecosystem and iconic rocky landscapes.
Approximate duration: 3 ½ hours
Level of intensity: Low
Clothing: casual or sport
Phone: (511) 712 7000 Extension 5662