Ica It is the capital of the Region, The city is located on the banks of the Ica River, people dedicated to growing grapes, asparagus, date palms and cotton, among many other agro-export products.
Where is Ica?
Location: South of Lima
Capital: Ica City
Distance: 303 Km from Lima
Altitude: 406 m.a.s.l.
Climate: The city of Ica has a sunny climate almost all year round, with a maximum annual average temperature of 32º C (89º F) and a minimum of 9º C (49º F).
How do I get to Ica?
Terrestrial Road: Lima-Ica: 303 km along the South Pan American Highway (4 hours by bus).
Airway: There are no regular flights. Air taxi service is offered from Lima
Ica airfield. South Pan American Highway km 299
Nazca airfield. South Pan-American Highway km 447
What activities can be done?
Paracas National Reserve
With 335 thousand ha., This place is a refuge for sea lions, Humboldt penguins, flamingos or parihuanas and many other birds. Various visits can be made in the reserve, as it has numerous natural and archaeological attractions; One of them is the Candelabro, a geoglyph of more than 120 meters in length that can be best observed from the sea. Another of the places that can be visited is the Cathedral, a large rock formation eroded by the wind and the sea, inside which are sea cats, species in danger of extinction, as well as some seabirds.
A few hours from Ica, 50 km of desert were covered, hundreds of years ago, by monumental drawings, huge figures representing mammals, insects, gods. The Nazca Lines, named after their discovery in 1927, are the most incredible vestige ever left by a culture forged 300 years before the Christian era, the result of its complex designs and paths, some of almost 300 meters. in length, it can only be seen from the air, at 1,500 feet high. There are many theories that have emerged around these mysterious engravings, from which he suggests landing strips for extra-terrestrial beings to which he sees in the lines a gigantic seismograph, the component of natural gypsum that exists in the region would have contributed to fix, for thousands of years, the already famous images: the hummingbird, the spider, the condor, the monkey and more than thirty representations registered there.
Where to sleep?
There is accommodation for all budgets, from US $ 12 per night per person other from US $ 20 to US $ 40 per night per couple, in more central locations, in general all are located in the same city. Reference prices not valid for high seasons.