La Mina Beach in Paracas

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La Mina Beach is a beautiful beach located in the bay of Paracas, on the southern coast of Peru. This beach is known for its natural beauty and impressive rock formations. Here I tell you everything you need to know about this beach:

Location of La Mina Beach

La Mina Beach is located near the entrance of the Paracas National Reserve, in Paracas Bay.

How to get to the Beach

From the city of Pisco, head towards the Panamericana Sur highway, which crosses the city.

Continue south on the Panamericana Sur highway until you reach the entrance to the Paracas National Reserve, which is located approximately 22 km from the city of Pisco.

When you arrive at the entrance to the reserve, you must pay the entrance fee and continue along the road that leads to the Paracas Peninsula.

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Follow the main road until you reach the turnoff to La Mina Beach, which is about 10 km from the entrance to the reserve. You will see a sign indicating the turnoff to the beach.

Take the detour and continue along the dirt road until you reach La Mina Beach.

It is important to keep in mind that La Mina Beach is located inside the Paracas National Reserve, so it is necessary to pay the entrance fee to visit it. Also, as it is a protected area, it is important to follow the regulations and norms established to preserve the biodiversity of the place.

Characteristics of the Beach

La Mina beach is approximately 300 meters long and is surrounded by impressive rocky cliffs. The water is crystal clear and turquoise, and the sand is white and soft to the touch. In addition, the beach has umbrellas and chairs for rent, as well as food and beverage services.


La Mina beach is an ideal place for swimming, snorkeling or just relaxing on the beach. You can also hike along the cliffs to enjoy the panoramic views of the sea and Paracas Bay.

La Mina Beach

Environmental care of La Mina Beach

La Mina beach is located within the Paracas National Reserve, so it is important to keep it clean and preserve its natural beauty. It is recommended to bring a bag to pick up garbage and not to leave waste on the beach.

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Cost of admission to the Paracas National Reserve

The entrance fee to the Paracas National Reserve, which includes access to La Mina beach, varies according to the nationality and age of the visitor. Below are the entrance fees for 2023:


Children and Students

Nationals (Peruvians)

S/ 15.00

S/ 5.00


S/ 45.00

S/ 22.50


Although La Mina Beach is a safe place, it is important to take some precautions when visiting it. It is recommended to bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun, and not to stray too far from the beach when you are in the water.

La Mina Beach

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Yanizabel Galván
Yanizabel Galván
Catlover and traveler.

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