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“Corrupt police near this landmark”
Review of La Catedral

La Catedral
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US$55.13*
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Full-Day Ballestas Islands and Paracas National...
Ranked #6 of 19 things to do in Paracas
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

5 police shakedowns later, my son and I made it from the Nazca and Paracas desert back to Lima. Our strategies included dividing up the $100 dollars the Hilton gave us on credit (after the police stole all of our money earlier). We divided the $ and hid it in various locations in the car. Each time I would reload my wallet with only $20 dollars. Each time the Peru Police pulled us over and demanded money for not having a fire extinguisher in the car, for having the lights on, for NOT having the lights on...they just pulled out their little book of violations and pointed to a violation and demanded payment on the spot. Each time my wallet only had $20 and we said that was all we had and we would be happy to pay by credit card (which of course they could not take...). We kept our original passports hidden and just used the copies of our documents that the Hilton made for us. We would say that "the police already kept our original documents and we don't have them anymore and are going to the American Consulate in Lima to ask for them to be replaced."

One group of police actually let us go with no payment at all...so that was positive....

I've been to 84 countries. This is the most corrupt place I have ever seen.

Thank Roberthetraveler
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

This rock used to look like a catedral but it was broken off by a recent earthquake. Good to see what earthquakes do on this side of the world. Now it doesn't look like a catedral but the tour guide said most common guess of people is that it looks like a gorilla!

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Reviewed July 5, 2017

The 2007 earthquake destroyed the geological arch sadly. But the vew is nice. This was once one of the coolest arches in Peru but sadly no more

Thank will P
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

This area no longer has the la cathedral due to an earthquake. However, it still offers a great ocean view and the area around the site is fantastic!

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Reviewed May 29, 2017

whatever you do will take you to the paracas national reserve and will drop you off at this beautiful oceanfront viewpoint

Thank Enjoy611
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