Dangers & Annoyances

The town of Nazca is generally safe for travelers, though be wary when walking at night near either bridge to the south of town. Travelers arriving by bus will be met by persistent jaladores (agents) trying to sell tours or take arriving passengers to hotels. These touts may use the names of recommended places but are not to be trusted. Never hand over any money until you can personally talk to the hotel or tour-company owner and get a confirmed itinerary in writing. It’s best to go with a reliable agency for land tours of the surrounding area, as a few violent assaults and robberies of foreign tourists have been reported.

Police Station


Banco de la Nación Fee-free ATM in the center.

BCP Has a Visa/MasterCard ATM and changes US dollars.


Serpost Two blocks west of the Plaza de Armas.

Tourist Information

iPerú Government-run tourism desk at the airfield.