Huacachina is a lovely desert oasis nestled amidst rolling sand dunes and is located on the outskirts of Ica, a city in southern Peru. This picturesque town is just a collection of restaurants and resorts surrounding a blue lagoon. It was once a retreat for the Peruvian bourgeoisie and today welcomes tourists from all around the world.
While you are here, don’t forget to unwind and go crazy at a party near the oasis, drink smoothies the next morning to nurse your hangover, listen to the local legends on the town’s history and get your adrenaline pumping indulging in all the exciting activities it offers.
Unlike most places in Peru, there are no historical attractions here and what you will find is plenty of adventure activities. This is why the town has become a popular destination among backpackers in recent times.
If you’ve had your fill of the archaeological treasures, mysterious ancient sites, Spanish cities and natural wealth that Peru has to offer, then heading to Huacachina to unwind and experience this unique setting is a great option.
Once you are done here, you can next visit other popular destinations like the Nazca lines, Isla Ballestas and Paracas National Reserve, which are just a few hours away from Huacachino.
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