Islas Ballestas Peru

The Ballestas islands are located in the Paracas National Reservation, off the shores of Peru near Pisco. Many large colonies of marine animals live on these islands.

The reason why so many animals live here is because of the Humboldt Current that arrives to Peru's beaches at this point, and cools the sea waters. It also brings plenty of sea food, which makes it one of the most abundant fishing areas in the world. On the island you can see sea lions, penguins and many types of sea birds.

Things to see and do

* Bird watching
* View marine life

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Nuevo Sol (PEN)
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 3,978.19 km² (Pisco region)
Population – 120,000 approx (Pisco region)
Electricity – 2 round pins European style and 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 51

Port Location – The port is located at Pisco, Peru.

Travel Links – The Ballestas islands can be accessed by boat from Pisco which is located about 220km southewest of Lima.

There are many regular buses that pass through Pisco on their way south to Arequipa (or north on their way from Arequipa).

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