Ica Travel and Tourism Information
In pre-Inca times, the Ica region was inhabited by people of the Paracas and Nazca cultures. After the domination of Ica by Inca Pachacutec in the XV century, population settlements rose with the purpose of producing and providing local products for the imperial capital of Tihuantinsuyo.
On June 17th,1563, Luis Jeronimo de Cabrera founded Villa de Valverde de Ica, the first Hispanic settlement in the region.
Laguna Huacachina: About 5 kilometers south of Ica lies the lagoon called Huacachina, an oasis in the desert with supposed healing powers.