Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017
The Peruvian peninsula of Paracas has recently become one of the main projects of Peru in establishing sustainable tourism. Spread across 335,000 hectares (827 acres) of tropical desert, this peninsula is one of the richest and rarest ecosystems of the world.
It is situated 260 kilometers (160 miles) south of Lima. The Paracas National Reserve is one of protected natural areas of Peru. It has world’s most luxuriant wetlands with sea and desert creating a unique landscape and biodiversity that embraces 1,543 species of fauna which includes exotic mammals and birds to fish and reptiles.
The government estimates that this year more than 414,386 tourists will be coming to this place. So, new North Circuit has been created by investing 18 million soles (some US$5.5 million) in infrastructure and an extensive choice of various tourist services.
To quote Eduardo Ferreyros, Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister, ‘’ the investment is aimed to help visitors enjoy the natural riches of the reserve, such as the impressive views and undersea diversity.’’
The excellent state of conservation of Paracas National Reserve has been rewarded by a growing number of 223,132 visitors in 2015 to 327,952 in 2016 and became the country’s second most important protected area.