Standing in the hustle and bustle of Lima, you’d hardly imagine that just six or so miles off the coast is a natural wildlife hotspot. The Palomino Islands are a tiny archipelago of just four islets, which despite their small size are home to a wide array of marine life. With just a short boat ride, you can reach these wonderful islands, where you can see sea lions, guanayes, boobies, pelicans, red-legged cormorants and even Humboldt penguins.
First things first: don’t forget your camera, and bring some extra batteries, as you’ll be taking a lot of photos during our trip to the Palomino Islands! Also, bring layers of clothing as it can get quite cold, and a hat and sunscreen in case the sun decides to emerge from the typically grey skies above Lima.
Our marine adventure begins when we meet at 10 a.m. at the Marina Club del Callao, near the Abtao submarine museum. After a quick briefing, will ...