City Paracas



City Paracas

Paracas (in Quechua for 'aco rain and sand Paraaco, "sand rain" Castilianized to "Paracas")? It is a port district capital of the southern coast of Peru, capital of the homonymous district in the province of Pisco, in the Ica department.

Paracas, covering 335,000 hectares, of which 117,406 are land and sea water 217.594. Visitors Paracas, like to observe the different ecosystems, the archaeological remains of the Paracas culture, where landed San Martin and the great diversity of existing marine fauna in the area.

It is located on the east coast of the Bay of Paracas, north of the peninsula of the same name. It is located 22 km south of Pisco, Ica 75 km and 261 km from Lima. Its climate has an average annual temperature of 22 ° C and mostly sunny. Is a very windy area whose very strong air currents carrying sand known as Paracas have an average speed of 25 km / h with a maximum of 60 km / h.


  • 13°50'22.9" south latitude
  • 76°15'16.2" west longitude


Paracas climate is desert, sunny almost all year, 32 ° C. maximum temperature and 16 ° C. minimum temperature. It has an average annual temperature of 22 ° C and mostly sunny.


Paracas practiced a high quality textiles, cotton and wool, as well as a decorated ceramic and an elaborate baskets. Cranial trepanation also performed, whose aims are still being discussed