Peru: Paracas National Reserve tourist route revamped



18:25 | Paracas (Ica region), Feb. 17.

Ica region's Paracas National Reserve gears up to welcome more tourists thanks to a set of tourist infrastructure ventures executed by the Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry.

Executed works were verified along 15 km of the northern circuit. 

These include various spaces and facilities to better accommodate visitors.

New infrastructure covers control stations, observation points with pergola-covered resting areas, parking spaces, infographics and rest rooms, Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Eduardo Ferreyros detailed.

The said revamp required an investment of S/18.060 million (about US$5.55 million).

"It [the venture] aims to guarantee visitors enjoy the Reserve's natural wonders, such as its magnificent views and marine biodiversity," the official said. 
International quality destination

On the other hand, Environment Minister Elsa Galarza highlighted Paracas National Reserve is Peru's second most-visited protected area due to its excellent state of conservation. 

In this sense, she underlined Paracas' "beautiful beaches, unique desert landscapes, wetlands and hundreds of species."

"It's the perfect recipe for an international-quality tourist destination," Galarza affirmed.

Likewise, she urged the population to remain vigilant about Paracas' conservation. 

Construction of the said works began in February 2016. Paracas Natural Reserve now expects to raise tourist influx to 414,386. 

In the January-September 2016 period alone, the reserve welcomed 259,906 visitors.


Published: 2/17/2017
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