Hello bloggers, today we are going to write, talk about the, what to see and do in Paracas, Ballestas Island. Read more in the blog below.
The Ballestas Islands:
The Ballestas Islands are in the Pacific Ocean, near the coast of Peru. They are located south of Lima, near the city of Pisco and the Paracas peninsula. In this peninsula you can make tours to the Ballestas Islands. However, the Ballestas Islands have the grace of marine life in out of proportion numbers. Sea lions breed there. If you are very tight on time on your route through Peru, it would even be possible to do the Paracas “musts” in one day: an excursion to the Ballestas Islands and another to the Paracas National Reserve, a coastal desert. However, if I had at least one extra night, I would spend it here, enjoying its atmosphere.
For nature and animal lovers one of the essential stops on a trip to Peru are the Ballestas Islands and the Paracas National Reserve, there you can seea large number of marine fauna inhabit these islands, such as sea lions, Humboldt penguins, pelicans, cormorants and other birds.
The Paracas reserve is known for its crowded beaches, among which we highlight La Mina and El Raspón. The first takes the name of an old mine located in this place years ago that as a result of its exploitation, the grayish color predominates in the place. It is interesting to note that there is a watchman – lifeguard – so that bathers can enjoy themselves safely. If you are looking for a place to camp, both Mina and El Raspón are places enabled for it.
What animals can we see?:
It is true that previously I have given the data of the birds that populate these lands. In this reserved area, the flamenco, the white sandpiper, the fishing eagle, the pelican, the guanay or our favorite, the Peruvian booby predominate. We had the opportunity to watch the last one in action as it tried to feed from the sea. It was a unique spectacle of nature as it plummets – hence its name – to catch its prey.
the Ballestas Islands are one of those Pacific islands where large numbers of seabirds nest. It is one of the islands of “guano”, booby gannets, Peruvian pelicans, at least two species of cormorants, gulls, terns and several other species of seabirds. Most of the Paracas peninsula is a nature reserve (Reserva Nacional de Paracas) where we were told that flamingos breed.
Both on the way out and on the way back, we saw the well-known Candelabro-Chandelier. Its origin is a mystery where different legends look for their hole. Since Vero4travel is based on science and not hypothesis, we will put it aside. This enigmatic figure is only observed from the sea or the sky. It was done with a technique similar to the nearby Nazca lines and its charm makes you spend several minutes observing the figure.
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