Punta San Juan, Peru

Punta San Juan is located to the west of the city of Nazca, Peru. It is an extraordinary marine ecosystem of great biodiversity; it has a large population of sea lions (seals) and penguins. The peninsula is characterized by its steep cliffs 30 meters high that hinder the access, from the high part, to the eighteen beaches that are formed at level of the reef.

Punta San Juan is located close to the famous Nazca Lines which are best viewed from the air. These lines are arguably the greatest mysteries of Peruvian culture. You will be able to see portrayals of birds, a monkey, an ant and a fish as well as other figures. Etched in the ground, these lines date from 100 BC – AD 700. Many are over 300 meters long and one is over 65 km long. You can also visit the Cantayoc Aquaducts and the Chauchilla Incan cemetery.

Things to See & Do

* Nazca Lines
* Cantayoc Aquaducts
* Chauchilla Incan Cemetery
* City of Nazca
* Ceramic Artisans

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Nuevo Sol (S/)
Language – Spanish and Quechua
Population – 20,000 approx (Nazca)
Electricity –2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – +51

Travel Links – There is a small aerodrome at Nazca, or you can get to Nazca from Lima by way of the bus to Arequipa. The trip lasts around 6-7 hours. Buses are also available from Ica, Cusco and Arequipa. From Ica, it is about a 2-3 hour trip. Coming from Arequipa will take you around 9 hours, while the ride from Cusco is approximately 14 hours long.

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