Travel Photography Photos tagged as national
Paracas National Reserve, a marine sanctuary located at the shore of the Pacific Ocean, Peru. The tiny and likeable port of Lagunillas, is a very idyllic fishing village with no accommodation but a few huts serving conchitas and other seafood, Lagunillas is really the point on Paracas to make for – a strange, very beautiful part of the peninsula, so flat that if the sea rose just another metre the whole place would be submerged. Pelicans and sea lions hang around the bobbing boats waiting for the fisherman to drop a fish, and little trucks regularly arrive to carry the catch back into Pisco.
Playa Roja is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Paracas National Reserve due to its reddish colour shore. This characteristic, most unusual along the Peruvian coast, confers this beach a quite unique beauty. The red colour of the sand is caused by the nearby massif of Punta Santa Maria, formed by a sort of igneous rock known as pink granodiorite, which contains solidified magma inside. When breaking against the cliffs of Punta Santa Maria, the waves carry fragments of the reddish rocks that then settle on the shore, in beautiful contrast with the yellow and ocher colours of the cliffs.
One of Costa Rica's few archaeological sites, Guayabo National Monument, as seen from above.