Paracas represents the coastal desert region famous for Ballestas Island and Paracas National Reserve.
Paracas national Reserve is one of the biggest protected desert reserves in South America; desert and ocean. It covers more than 3,000 kilometers of which 65% of it is sea and 35% is dry land and islands.
It is considered one of the richest and most uncommon ecosystems in the world, but the attraction is not only its wildlife but also the beauty of the ocean and desert landscapes.
We spent a day and a night here and we had the chance to experience a glimpse of what it can offer.
After lunch, we rented some buggies and we started our mad driving adventure in the desert. We drove for 10 min to the Paracas National Reserve from our hotel, paid an entrance fee and started discovering the desert along the Paracas coast which was thrilling.
We drove past many natural wonders including La Catedral arch, Playa Roja, and finished with a stop at Bahia Lagunillas.
La Catedral arch is a massive rock formation off the coast which was unfortunately destroyed in the devastating 2007 earthquake, but it’s still a beautiful sight to see.
I have to admit that I’m more of a “palm scenery” kind of girl, but there was something so beautiful about driving through this harsh and barren desert next to the Ocean.
And the best thing was the sunset that we could witness somewhere up on a dune next to the ocean.
An amazing place where the colors of the sky and the sea combine to prepare a spectacular afternoon just for us.
For all of those looking for some fun and amazing sunsets in Paracas, this buggy tour is a must.