Islas Ballestas Peru – A Photo Essay

Islas Ballestas sealions

A recommended side trip from Huacachina or on route to Lima is to visit Islas Ballestas. They are a group of islands near the town of Paracas which is only an hour away Huacachina.  The islands are home to a large variety of birds species and sea lions and you can do a day tour from hotels in Huacachina for about $30 for a halfday.

I did the tour to Islas Ballestas the next morning after sandboarding in Huacachina and then continued on to Lima.

Islas Ballestas sea lions

Pelicans Islas Ballestas

Islas Ballestas

Islas Ballestas cave

Islas Ballestas Penguins

About Trisna


This adventure seeker has traveled extensively throughout Australia, Southeast Asia and South American spending months on end going from one destination to the next conquering wonders of the world and her own fears as she sky dives in Australia, climbs to Machu Piccu in Peru and dives with turtles in the Gilis in Indonesia. Trisna is now living out of a suitcase as she travels across America.

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