viernes, 28 de noviembre de 2014


The city of Ica is located on the south coast of Lima.
It is an oasis amidst the desert plains of Peru, is an area with a great story first inhabitants date back 10,000 years.

In Ica deserts are extensive, as the Pampas cruiser, Villacurí Pampas, where the heat is intense.

Ica is located in the Paracas National Reserve; her living colonies of various animals, such as seals and shore birds of various kinds.

Geography and climate

Nestled between the beauty of a wonderful sea, spectacular arid desert and fertile valleys, Ica has managed to define a personality based on its history, culture, natural scenery and the variety of its traditional products, recognized in the world.

With a population of nearly 700,000 inhabitants and an area of 21,305 km2, Ica is one of the provinces with the highest proportion of land below 500 meters.

Its boundaries are:

North Lima; northwest, Huancavelica; east, Ayacucho, and south, Arequipa.

Ica is the place where the landscape subdues, not by snow-capped mountains, as in other regions, but the vastness and ruggedness of an area swept by the wind and sand.

Its surface is mainly composed of vast plains or shoals of flat or slightly undulating terrain, cut by a set of small agricultural valleys.

The department of Ica due to its location in the desert, enjoys a dry, sunny climate all year.

Tourist review

The city of Ica is as said, a stout flavored desert coast, dunes and large shoals, bathed in the harsh sun burning pampas saltpeter.
Ica serves on countless beaches and peñeríos of extraordinary beauty, it is a lonely land, where reign the most powerful winds of the Peruvian coast.

This desert region, has a strange feeling to anyone who stops to admire the hills of broken stone by the sun, his dreams sunsets or just enjoy their pecans, butter beans, oranges and plums.

Chincha, the birthplace of the black art of Peru, is the gateway to the department of Ica which begins with the sound of drums and stomping


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miércoles, 19 de noviembre de 2014

Paracas National Reserve

It is a protected area in Peru located in the province of Pisco, Ica.

The Paracas National Reserve was declared as such on September 25, 1975 It was created in order to preserve a portion of the sea and the desert of Peru, giving protection to various species of wild flora and fauna.


It is located in one of the most desert in coastal Peru, Ica, with an area of ​​335,000 hectares and 200,000 in the Pacific Ocean.

The Paracas Peninsula is located in an incredibly rich marine area, where outcrops of water is very cold, producing an abundance of plankton that feeds on fish, crustaceans and molluscs.


Part of the area of the reserve is made up (for many richest sea in the world) aquatic environments.

Because of its importance as a resting and feeding place for migratory species in 1991 was elevated to the category of Regional Reserve Hemispheric Shorebird Network.


The climate is typical of the formation of subtropical desert. In February and August, respectively, is 22 ° C and 15.5 ° C, with an annual average 18.7 ° C. Precipitation is very poor, with the total average of 1.83 mm., The relative humidity is around 82%, with 83% in winter.

The prevailing winds are south and southwest, reaching an average speed of 14.9 km / h; however, they can reach 32 km / h, being the strongest of the coast, known as the “Paracas”.

With a mild climate and an average of 22 degrees Celsius and the sun almost constantly, with low humidity, the room is nice.

The Reserve

The book has great volunteers on the coast for conservation and quiet playback of numerous species of resident and migratory birds.

Among the most commonly found are the pelicans, gray gull, Condor, Humboldt penguins and flamingos or flamingoes and other species.The fish found in this sea area are: sole, white toyo, bonito, tramboyo, stripe, cheetah, sardine, anchovy, sea bass, and other species lorna.

Mammals are mainly represented by the comical sea lions, fur seals, porpoise and sea cat, it, in danger of extinction.

It is also populated leatherback and green turtles, reptiles such as lizards, octopus, squid and crustaceans.

The Chandelier

The Chandelier, located northwest of Paracas Bay, is a geoglifo having a length of 120 m, which is also called Tres Cruces or Trident.

The candle is engraved in stone cream color, it is almost always covered by sand, the sand is never completely clear chandelier because the winds are always removing excess sand from the channels.The Chandelier is located at the edge of Paracas in the top of the hill.

The Cathedral

The Cathedral was a rock formation caused by sea erosion and wind throughout the centuries. Its shape was reminiscent undermined the domes of the cathedrals, and inside some chingungos lived and seabirds.

Considered Heritage Site, was one of the most widely used natural images of Peru. Its structure collapsed during the violent earthquake of 8 degrees on the Richter scale of 15 August 2007 that was centered city of Pisco.

The remains of this figure are among the Supay Yumaque and beaches.


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viernes, 7 de noviembre de 2014


Paracas, covers an area of ​​335,000 hectares, of which 117,406 are land and 217,594 marine waters.

Visitors to Paracas, enjoy the observed ecosystems, archaeological remains of the Paracas culture, where San Martin disembarked and the great diversity of marine life found in the area. It is located on the East coast of the Paracas Bay, north of the peninsula of the same name. It is located 22 km south of Pisco, 75 km and 261 km from Lima.

Its climate has an average annual temperature of 22 ° C, the weather is almost always sunny. It is a very windy area whose very strong air currents carrying sand with an average speed of 25 km / h with a maximum of 60 km / h.

The main attractions of this resort are its mild climate, its beach, their residences to the sea, the hotel and its restaurants with traditional local and sea food based on fish and seafood.

Since its fishing port, excursions start to visit the Ballestas islands and Chincha Islands.

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