They are located 260 km South of Lima, nearby Paracas in the Pisco province. The abundance of fauna in Paracas bay and the Islands is made possible thanks to the cold Humboldt sea current. The islands are spectacular and are the homeland of thousand of birds and seawolfs. The islands have more than 150 species of sea birds which include penguins, pelicans and in occasions even dolphins.
The Humboldt current make possible also in the Ballestas Islands the existence of plankton and microorganisms which allows the great schools of fishes like sea bass, kingfish, and anchovies.