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Ballesta Islands

Ballesta Islands
Ballesta Islands Peru - Leo Koolhoven - Flickr


The Ballesta Islands are especially known for their wide variety of birds. With 1,700 different breeds of birds in Peru it is the second largest collection of birds in the world. Lying a short distance off the coast of Lima, in the bay of Paracas, are the Ballestas Islands. Take a short boat ride over to the breathtaking islands and view in awe the beauty of Peruvian nature and scenery.

While it is forbidden to disembark the boat and step foot on the island, from the banks of these magnificent feats of nature you can view the nature and marine wildlife the Ballesta Islands hold.

Surrounded by idyllic scenery and exotic wildlife, a trip to the Islands will provide you with a relaxing and unforgettable day out. From departure you will view many of the historic and scenic aspects of the Paracas district, in which the islands are located, including the candelabra, an ancient pre-Inca geoglyph.

Ballesta Islands
Ballestas Islands Peru - Laslo - Flickr


One of the most enjoyable features of the tour is the wildlife. The Islands are especially known for their wide variety of birds. With 1,700 different breeds of birds in Peru it is the second largest collection of birds in the world. However it is around the Islands that the best bird observation takes place where you can see species such as the Alcatraz, the Brown Pelican, the Condor, and the Zarcillo.

Along with bird species another major wildlife attraction are the sea lions and penguins, which are easily visible as you circle the island. The journey to the Islands is almost as enjoyable as the destination. Viewing the immense beauty of the Peruvian coast and awe-inspiring landscape of Paracas is enough to make you never want to leave Peru.

All encompassing beauty is the most accurate way to describe the Islands as they display the most encapsulating scenery there is to offer.

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Ballesta Islands
The Ballesta Islands are especially known for their wide variety of birds. With 1,700 different breeds of birds in Peru it is the second largest collection of birds in the world.




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