Reserva Nacional San Fernando is a 154,716-hectare (382,312-ac) land and sea national park near San Juan de Marcona. It has two distinct sectors. The northern part of the reserve is where the Ica and Grande rivers flow into the sea, creating a beautiful contrast between the barren desert and the forested river banks. This area has sandy beaches and wetlands perfect for birdwatching. The parkâ€™s southern sector includes San Fernando bay, surrounded by two peninsulas with a small island in the middle. The region has a rich marine and coastal biodiversity that includes sea otter, sea lions, three types of whales, bottle-nosed dolphin and other marine mammals. On land are Andean fox, puma, guanaco and pampas cat. Hummingbirds, cormorants, boobies, pelicans, Humboldt penguins, condors and other avifauna are present.
70 kilometers (42 mi) southwest of Nasca, near San Juan de Marcona
Eco-Tour, National Park
Ask about trips to the reserve at any of the reputable travel agencies in Nasca or Ica. An all-day tour from Nazca costs about $100 per person. If traveling in your own vehicle, go south on the Pan-American Highway about 20 kilometers (12 mi), then take the turn-off for PenÃnsula de San Fernando; this is an unpaved road (50 km / 30 mi).
For more information about the park or getting there, visit the national park office (Sernap) in Nasca (Av. Bisambra s/n. Cel: 995-149-648, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Relative price: Mid-Range
Open Hours from:Dawn
Open Hours to:Dusk
Travel Skills: None
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