Last Updated on April 27, 2022

The Paracas Peninsula is a desert peninsula located 200 km south of Lima in Peru. With an area of 450 square kilometers, it hosts numerous sand dunes, lagoons and natural oases in the Peruvian California desert. It is one of the best places to go sandboarding in the country, second only to Huacachina in popularity.

Sandboarding in Paracas Desert Peru

Sandboarding at Costa Rica Oasis (Paracas)

The dunes of Costa Rica Oasis are located across the Peruvian California Desert (el Desierto de California) near Paracas. There are plenty of tours that will take you there on board of a traditional carro tubulare (dune buggy).

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Peru Sandboarding Map

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