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La Hacienda Bahía Paracas is located just three hours south of Lima, Perú on the shores of the magnificent Bay of Paracas. Just moments from the rich and diverse ecosystem of Paracas National Reserve, we are also convenient to the town of Pisco, Paracas Dock and the Peruvian Arts and Crafts avenue at El Chaco. Our hotel is just a short ten-minute drive from Pisco International Airport (PIO).
La Hacienda Bahía Paracas
It’s the ideal destination for lovers of the sea and coastal ecosystems. In ancient times, this almost desert peninsula served as a sanctuary for the Paracas culture
On the slope of one of the hills that form the peninsula of Paracas is this impressive design drawn on the rock and sand. Its origin could not be defined with certainty, which has given rise to many legends that focus on the liberator Don José de San Martín, sixteenth-century corsairs, the ancient Nazca culture and even the aliens. The truth is that since it can be seen from the ocean, its function seems to be to guide navigators on the high seas.
It is a small archipelago of rocky islands, where a great number of marine species coexist as Humboldt penguins, dolphins, flamingos and other birds. In the nineteenth century, this area represented an important source of income for the country due to the extraction of guano from birds, a fertilizer of great demand at the time. You can still see the remains of the docks that were operational 150 years ago. At present, the disembarkation in the islands is not allowed to deteriorate the beauty and ecological balance. Nevertheless, visitors can enjoy direct contact with the species of this ecosystem from their boats.
Explore the museum’s world-class permanent exhibition of archaeological pieces from Paracas, Nazca, Chavín and other pre-Columbian cultures settled in Peruvian territory.