Top 10 Islands In Peru - Updated 2024

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The Republic of Peru is a country that houses several ancient cultures within, including the remains of the Incan Empire’s civilisation. This might also be connected to the grand tradition in the country, in which men are the ones who knit handicrafts that they sell to support their daily needs. Cultures and traditions are not the only things that you can admire from Peru. If you visit or take a boat tour around the islands, most of which are located near Lake Titicaca, you will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the natural wildlife of Peru. It’s also highly possible that you will be having a hard time stopping yourself from jumping off the boat and swimming happily with ocean wildlife. So, get your gears and suitcase ready because you will definitely fall in love with this country! Read on to find out the top 10 islands in Peru.

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The wealth of our country and our resources are so great that you'll need more than 15 days to properly explore them. This includes the coast, mountains, jungle, and north, center, and south. The biodiversity, the ancestral culture, and the cuisine as well as the mysteries behind everything, make Peru an attraction that you cannot miss. You'll get life experience, indelible memories, satisfaction from knowing these wonders, and surely some extra kilos from the delicious food we have.

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1. Isla Suasi

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Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Incacity used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Suasi Island is a private island that’s located on the Peruvian Titicaca Lake, and it’s also the only one of a kind. To get here you will have to go by boat and sail for 4 hours, but the travel time will be worth all the sights that you will see on the island. There are many activities that you can do on the island, such as going on a stroll along the beach, sunbathing, meditating, playing with the alpacas, and many more. While you’re here, don’t miss out on getting the world-class treatment at the Hotel Isla Suasi. This country house-turned-hotel will spoil you with their many services, which include a buffet breakfast, lake view room with private bathrooms, and a private beach area.

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2. Isla Palomino (from USD 119.0)

Palomino Island is probably one of the most famous islands in Peru, and it’s all thanks to the incredible natural wonders that covered the islands. From spotting adorable penguins and playful sea lions to the landscape that can take your breath away. Palomino Island is what people call the Little Galapagos of Lima. Take a swimming tour to Palomino Island from Lima, where you can experience swimming with sea lions and have an unforgettable moment in your life.

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Palomino Islands Cruise and Sea Lion Swim from Lima

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

97 reviews

3. El Fronton

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Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Atlasincarnate used under CC BY-SA 3.0

For the dark tourist in you, El Fronton can be a place that will catch your interest. This particular island, located just off the coast of Callao, Peru, was once used as the site for political prisoners. Its famous inhabitant was Fernando Belaúnde Terry, the president of Peru of two terms but who later became a famous prisoner there. Nowadays, the jail on the islands can be seen as ruins, and you can explore the island by taking a boat tour from Callao.

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4. Isla Foca

Located near a small fishing village in Piura Region, Foca Island is popular for tourists, locals and foreigners alike, as a day trip destination. Many of those who visited this island will fall in love with the richness of nature the island provides, which includes marine life. If you visit the island between July and November, you can get tours in line with the whale watching season. Make your visit to Piura Region and Foca Island even more memorable by staying at a comfy, fully-furnished apartment.

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Piura, Peru
864.81 km (537.4 mi) from Parque María Reiche
92 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very modern clean comfortable place it felt like home and had fantastic wifi and cable
everything was very clean the apartment had a nice temperature
the apartment is super clean and spacious
beautiful apartment large size tastefully decorated and clean
elsy and her family were very helpful and answered all of our questions quickly
we definitely would love to come back everyone there was very kind to us
everything clean great location near to downtown and other interesting places
elsy’s place is so comfortable and fresh
a great place to stay
the bedroom is back and away from the street so it was nice and quiet
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5. Isla Taquile (from USD 30)

One of the many unique traits that you can find at Taquile Island is the men in the community who knit handicrafts. In other parts of the world, women are usually given the task to weave the thread, but not on this island. This is a tradition that has been going for generations. With this still going, Taquile Island earned the protection as UNESCO World Heritage Subject. One of the popular types of accommodations here is staying with a family on the island, such as Taquile Familia Celso. The family who owns the place will treat you well, quickly making you feel like you’re part of the family. They will serve complimentary breakfast daily, and they can also arrange a shuttle service for an extra fee.

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Taquile Familia Celso

Address: Comunidad Quaynapatta
892.32 km (554.5 mi) from Parque María Reiche

Restaurant Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing

6. Islas Ballestas (from USD 20.0)

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A day trip to Las Islas Ballestas will make you feel closer to nature with all the animals that you might encounter there. Located near the coastal town of Paracas, the island that’s famous as Peru’s Galapagos is home to diverse wildlife, including sea lions, pelicans, dolphins, and the endangered Humboldt penguin. If you’re visiting Las Islas Ballestas between August and October, you might get lucky and spot the humpback whales, as they usually move north for mating season. Even with all the excitement with the animals here, you must refrain from getting near them as the islands are protected, so no swimming or setting foot on the island, You can, however, take a boat tour around the island to admire the beauty of the island.

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Paracas: Ballestas Islands Morning Boat Tour

Duration: 2.0 hour

141 reviews

7. Isla Blanca (from USD 13)

It’s the hidden treasure of Chimbote. Until a few years ago, not many people would visit this volcanic island, but it all changed when thousands of sea birds made an appearance in this island. Today, local and foreign tourists would visit and enjoy a day in the sun while watching birds fly around the island. While you’re in Chimbote and planning to visit Isla Blanca, this charming and perfectly named accommodation will be an excellent place to stay: La Casa Blanca. They have all the essentials that will make your stay comfortable, and also close to everything.

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Nuevo Chimbote District, Ancash, Peru
370.88 km (230.5 mi) from Parque María Reiche
51 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 6 Beds 11 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 11

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the room is very clean spacious and nice
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8. Islas Cavinzas (from USD 84)

Cavinzas Islands is one of the islands located at Callao, along with the San Lorenzo, El Fronton, and Palomino Islands. This island is known as the home for wildlife, which includes sea lions, Peruvian boobies, and also several guano birds (pelicans, red-legged cormorants, cormorants, and many others). You can stay in Lima at this beautifully furnished apartment and make your way to Cavinzas Island on a day tour with your group, or by yourself. It will be one of the holidays that should go down to your travel journal.

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9. Isla San Lorenzo

The island is known as Isla San Lorenzo to locals and is known as the largest island in Peru. More than that, San Lorenzo Island also is a part of Peru’s significant history and ancient culture. The legends that surrounded Peruvian history is related in many ways to its wildlife, both flora and fauna. The island is also famous for being the location where Charles Darwin studied wildlife, history, and geography. If you’re planning to visit San Lorenzo Island, you might want to stay at a beautiful apartment on the 17th floor of La Perla. It’s near to the airport and also near to the port where you can go to the island.

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La Perla , Callao, Peru
9.49 km (5.9 mi) from Parque María Reiche
237 reviews  
Entire apartment 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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the apartment had beautiful views and sunsets
thoughtful amenities like space heater during the cold winter a local phone for ubering around
beautiful view amazing apartment beautiful space
i could of use a ceiling fan it was stuffy even with windows open
this place was exactly as described beautiful views from every room
very clean and stylish place
it was very clean and had comfortable warm beds
exactly as described and very clean
patricia’s place is spotless and comfortable
condo clean and comfy good wifi
the owner is nice too
amazing host and amazing apartment
she was very helpfull & a super host
the front desk security were very helpful and courteous
she was so helpful and responsive
nice apartment close to the airport
good location for short term stay
a good place to stay close to the airport
location isn't walkable to much but is an easy cab ride away
close to the airport and very nice space check-in instructions were very thorough and easy to follow
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10. Isla Amantaní (from USD 45)

Visiting Amantani Island is like travelling back in time. Here, traditions of the old empire — the ones established during the pre-Hispanic times — are preserved. You’ll also see many Incan mummy cemeteries. Amantani Island is located at the north of Taquile Island in Lake Titicaca, and it’s also the largest island of the lake on the Peruvian side. Most of the residents of the island farm, with potatoes, barley, beans, and oca as the primary produce. When you visit Amantami, you’ll love to stay at the Musqoy Wasi. The facilities there would remind you of five-star accommodation, with complimentary WiFi, a fully equipped bathroom with free toiletries and shower. A continental breakfast is also served here every morning.

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Musqoy Wasi de Gonzalo

Wifi Available

Address: Isla Amantani Comunidad Pueblo Ccolono
883.59 km (549.1 mi) from Parque María Reiche

Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

A holiday of island-hopping in Peru

With the beautiful islands of the country, it would be a good idea to have a holiday in Peru with a sole itinerary of island-hopping. You can have an experience like no other, and your social media feed will be popular, thanks to pictures of beautiful panoramas and exciting activities.

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