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Best time to visit Paracas Peru

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Paracas is considered as one of Peru’s must-visit destinations thanks to it’s stunning views and marine wildlife. But apart from that, it offers some of the best weather in the country. Here’s all you need to know about the best time to visit Paracas Peru!

Looking at the ocean - best time to visit Paracas Peru

What is the weather like in Paracas?

Thanks to it’s perfect location, this picturesque beach town has great weather all year round. The climate in Paracas is mostly temperate and sunny, with average temperatures between 15.5°C and 22°C. Any month of the year is good to visit Paracas but if you are really looking for the warmest time to visit this beautiful bay then plan for January, February and March. February is generally hot, with temperatures reaching 85°F (29°C) and rarely dropping below 68°F (20°C) at night.

When is the best time to visit Paracas Peru:

As mentioned before, every month is a good time to visit Paracas, although there are times when it gets busy. March, April and May tend to be high seasons, tourists (national and international) flock the town in search of the ocean and activities. It’s good to point out that prices for hotels could be more expensive during these months. So it’s recommended for you to book your hotel and tours in advance to avoid paying more money.

Paracas National Reserve

Is Paracas safe to visit?

Yes, Paracas is safe to visit!

The town is divided in 2 areas. One area is the touristic part of town. Most hotels, bars, and restaurants will be found here. It’s one of Peru’s safest areas, although it’s always good advice that you always keep an eye on your belongings like in any other touristic city.

The other area of the town is called Paracas Pueblo, which is the part where most locals live. It’s likely that you won’t have the need to go there since there are no touristic activities there.

Is Paracas safe to visit

Weather in Paracas by month

Summer(December to March):

The weather is at its best this time of the year in Paracas. The average high is between 85°F (29°C) and 77°F (25°C), which makes it the best time to visit Paracas to enjoy the sunny and warm weather.

Fall (March to June):

The average temperature goes from 84°F (29°C) and 74°F (23°C) and its known as the humid season. It’s the busiest time for tourism so if you enjoy hot weather and meeting new people, it’s your time to go.

Winter (June to September):

During these months, there is cool weather and high temperatures. This perfect combination is the reason why August is the second busiest season for tourism in this town.

Spring (September to December):

The weather during this season is windy and humid, but still comfortable. Tourism is slowest during these months due to the weather so it’s most likely you find good deals in accommodation and tours.

How to get to Paracas:

You can get to Paracas in the following ways

  • With Peru Hop: The best way to visit Paracas by land is traveling with Peru Hop. You will have a comfortable and safe trip to Paracas, with travelers from all over the world. It includes hotel/hostel pickups and additional stops and free tours along the way, making for a pleasant journey. The bilingual guides onboard and excellent customer service make it one of the best transport options in South America! To learn more about how their service works, click here.
  • By public bus (Civa, Oltursa, Cruz del Sur): The quality of the bus and service varies widely from local bus companies and it’s one of the instances where you truly get what you pay for. All of them offer direct travel from Lima to Paracas with no free tours or stops along the way. This option would mostly be recommended for locals or those who are perfectly fluent in Spanish.

There’s no doubt that Paracas has a lot to offer such as beautiful landscapes, nature and interesting activities that you can do there(visit the Islas Ballestas, go to the Paracas National Reserve among others). If you want to find out what are the best things to do in Paracas click here.