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Along the malec├│n, north of the pier, is the artisan market. Dozens of stalls sell everything, including t-shirts and other souvenirs, geared for the Islas Ballestas tourists. Most close by mid-afternoon, though a few are open after sunset. Avoid buying or consuming anything made of turtles, dolphins, sea horses, birds or other endangered species.

Pukasoncco An artisan shop where Sans├│n and his family from Iquitos forge sterling silver jewelry, woodcarvings, sand paintings and other creations. They also sell postcards, regionally produced liquors, foreign-language books and other items. Daily 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Midway down the malec├│n. E-mail:, URL:

Galer├şa de Arte Carmen Porras Here you will find original artwork, ceramics, handmade journals and other fine crafts Irregular hours. Av. Paracas, Manzana D, Lote 4, next to Hostal Los Frayles.


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