Discover a variety of things to do in Paracas

Nestled on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, Radisson Resort Paracas offers an ideal home base for exploring the beaches, coastal deserts, and islands teeming with wildlife found in Paracas Bay. One of the most popular things to do in the area is to take a boat to Islas Ballestas, where you can see penguins, sea lions, and a variety of birds. You can also plan a day trip to Paracas National Reserve or to historical attractions like Líneas de Nazca and the village of Huacachina.

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37.72 mi / 60.71 km from the hotel
An oasis in the desert, the village of Huacachina contains many bars and clubs as well as the famous Huacachina Lagoon. Surrounded by palm trees and rumored to have therapeutic properties, the lagoon has become a major attraction.

Playa Yumaque

9.1 mi / 14.64 km from the hotel
This wide beach within Paracas National Reserve is known for its tranquility and soft sand. The gentle slope leading down to the water distinguishes it from other beaches surrounded by rocky cliffs.

Playa La Mina

8.73 mi / 14.05 km from the hotel
With its gentle waters, Playa La Mina in Paracas National Reserve is one of the most popular beaches for swimming for locals and tourists alike. During certain seasons, you can find drink and concession carts on the beach.

Líneas de Nazca

98.69 mi / 158.83 km from the hotel
If you’re up for a day trip, drive to these famous geoglyphs left behind by the ancient Nazca civilization. The enigmatic lines and shapes of animals and plants carved into the ground are best seen from nearby hilltops.

Dunas de Ica

19.8 mi / 31.87 km from the hotel
Located inside Paracas National Reserve, the Dunas de Ica are a series of massive sand dunes in the middle of a desert. Book a tour through the reserve to see the dunes as well as multiple beaches and lagoons.

Islas Ballestas

11.41 mi / 18.37 km from the hotel
Climb aboard a boat to visit these islands, home to sea lions, penguins, cormorants, and dozens of other species. On your way to the islands, you’ll pass the Paracas Candelabra, an ancient geoglyph carved into the side of the Paracas Peninsula.