You can visit Nazca the whole year, but it's more recommended from October to March, since the weather is warmer and the sky is cloudless.
-The climate in Nazca is warm, dry and sunny throughout the year. The minimum temperature is 59 °F (15 °C) and the maximum, specially in summer time can go over 86 °F (30 °C). The temperature in Nazca is pleasant. It is almost sunny all year and that's why Nazca is known as the "city of the eternal summer".
Location: 298, Boulevard Bolognesi
There is a bohemian atmosphere at this little bar, so it’s ideal to have a drink with friends in this intimate environment, with good music and a large variety of alcoholic drinks to start putting your best foot forward at night.
All the bohemian and nightlife of Nazca is concentrated in the streets Lima and Bolognesi. We recommend you to go for a stroll around there (always being cautious). You’ll find for sure a party atmosphere at any nightclub or bar that offer unforgettable nights to the visitors.
Location: 160, Lima street
Hours: from 7.00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Price: between 10 to 34 soles
This restaurant is open since more than 60 years ago, offering an assorted menu of typical Peruvian dishes, specially in sea food, of fresh fishes and shellfish that give a tropical flavor to their menu. They have unlimited wi-fi and a drink menu.
Location: 450, Tacna
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Price: 6 soles
It’s a family restaurant of home atmosphere with outdoors table and view over the Plaza de Armas, ideal for a pleasant meal or snack, before or at lunch time.
Location: 112, Av. María Reiche
Hours: 8.00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Price: 10 soles
It’s another family and inviting atmosphere. The attention is very nice, specially due to the kindness of the owner, Don Hono, who will make you feel home. There are varied plates, but they are more specialized in typical food of the coastal region. You will find from a succulent “lomo saltado” (rice with a sliced steak of meat with chips) to a tasty and juicy “arroz con pato” (rice with duck), just exquisite.
Location: 282, Jr. Bolognesi
Hours: no info available
It offers a large variety of plates of Peruvian and international cooking and the best atmosphere. The service is among the best and the liquor menu stands out; you will find the finest wines, alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. If you go to this exclusive restaurant we recommend you to ask “lomo a la pimienta” (cow’s back seasones with pepper), one of their specialties.
Location: At the center of the city
At night the Plaza Mayour of Nazca dress the night scene of colour and amazing beauty, since there are water illumination games inside a beautiful architectural design.
Location: crossing of Av. María Reiche and Callao (Plaza de Armas)
Hours: Monday to Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
It’s also known as the Santiago Apóstol Church and presents a special republic construction. It was built after the earthquake of 1940, by locals initiative. Outside the church you can appreciate two towers with bell tower.
Location: Bolognesi street, at the Hotel Nazca Lines installation
Hours: everyday from 6:00 p.m.
Price: 20 soles
At this planetarium you can appreciate the sky and constellations, besides learning about the relationship between the Nazcas, the geoglyphs and the stars. The normal view lasts between 35 and 40 minutes, with 15 additional minutes for the astronomical observation. There are tours in French, Japanese, English, Spanish and Italian (there are schedules for each one).
Location: 600, Avenida de la Cultura
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Price: 15 soles
One of the most important archaeological museums of the coastal Peruvian south, where you will get to know in an educational way the history of the Nazca culture, as well as seeing its potter, textile and other remains legacy. At this museum there are also the most recent discoveries of the Ceremonial center of Cahuachi.
Location: 3mi (5 km) from the city
Close to the Nazca city you will find the Cantalloc Aqueducts, architectural legacy of the Nazca culture that lasts until today, and besides it served to make fertile the dry lands of the region; it’s a large net of underground canals and reservoirs built in stone that you can’t miss.
Location: at 0.6 mi (1 km) from the city, going through the highway Nasca - Puquio)
Those archaeological remains are rests of huge size, in a surface of 300 m2 located in the hillside of Los Altos. It was used as an administrative center during the Incan period, compounded of rooms, terraces, and courtyards built on stone and adobe.
Location: at 12 mi (20 km) to the North of Nazca
This viewpoint is a metallic tower from where you can see the hands, the alligator and the tree figures that are part of the Nazca Lines group.
Location: at 15 mi (25 km) from the city, km 420 of the Panamericana Sur highway
To fully enjoy the lines, you must take a flight in a small plane that leaves from the city (about 40 min. of travel). Remember that it’s forbidden to go by car or by foot through the Pampas de San José (where the lines are located).
- Aero Condor Peru
- Aero Ica
- Alas Peruanas
* The companies that provide the tour is varied. At the same Nazca airport you can compare prices.
Hours: Recommended between 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Price: $50-$85 per person
There are many all inclusive packages that include transportation from your hotel to the airport and a tour, but there is also the simple 30 minutes flight for $50. You'll have a memorable experience and the chance to see perfectly clearly the Nazca Lines. As the small planes go in a circle to allow you to see the full panorama, if you're not used to it you can prevent illness by bringing along some medication.
Location: at 60 miles (90 km) to the east of Nazca
It’s a natural reserve, also known as Reserva Bárbara D’Achile. There you can practice ecotourism, observing the nature of the Andean plain and the native llama’s family as the “vicuña and the guanaco” (at this place the 70% of the wolrd’s population of vicuñas live). You may also visit the Museo de Sitio de Pampa Galeras that counts on an interesting collection of stuffed animals.
- Alegría Tours
- Nazca Flights
At these two agencies you can get completely unique adventure tours, where doing sandboarding, going on buggys, make trekking, bycicle’s routes, among other exciting activities.
The plate is prepared with mutton head, insides, pork slices, maize, pumpkin, and other spices. It’s a powerful plate, as to recover the energies after an strong emotions day.There are other dishes of the local gastronomy as “patita con maní”, “chicharrón de cerdo” (a dish based on pork) and “tripulina” (made of bull testicles).You should taste the typical desserts as the “dulce de camote” (sweet potato), “mazamorra de uva” (milky maize pudding of grapes) or “dulce de higo” (fig sweet), temptations of sweet coastal flavor.
|Tourism Week of Nazca||(May, 3rd to 15th)||The central day of the celebration is May 15th, but the previous days there are several activities as parades, pisco competitions, handicrafts competitions, among others. People remember also María Reiche, author and studious of the Lines preservation.|
|Patron Festival of Guadalupe Virgin||(August the 29th to September the 10th)||It’s one of the most important religious festivals. At this festival the saint image of the Guadalupe Virgin goes out on procession from the Iglesia Matriz; She is the patron of Nazca, which is surrounded of legends and wonders that worth to know them.|