Parque Lomas de Arena, Santa Cruz

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Nature / Park
Explore the 14,000 hectares (34,594 acres) of Parque Lomas de Arena, a semi-arid coastal area featuring sand dunes rising to 12 m (39 ft). The park opened in 1990 to protect the dunes, but encompasses a variety of terrain including jungle, tropical plains, and a picturesque central lagoon. Keen-eyed visitors can spot numerous mammals and over 250 avian species here. Currently, no public transport services the park, so your best bet is to visit with a tour company; consider one that operates specific birdwatching excursions. Put Parque Lomas de Arena into our Santa Cruz vacation trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Santa Cruz.
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  • Is a municipal reserve of exceptional beauty. The main attractiveness of this place is the dessert like sand dunes, surrounded by bodies of water and natural forest, that is the natural habitat of sev...  more »
  • We went with taxi. 100 bs single way. The last 3000m we had to walk tho the taxi didn't have 4x4 wheel drive. A lot of mosquitoes when we walked, and even more in the evening when we returned. When we...  more »
  • We organized in the hostel a tour to this park and it was a really nice experience, just 40 minutes from town by car, here you see a lot of nature, sloths and the principal activity the sundboarding a...  more »
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  • The place is wonderful, but access is only done in the part of the day walking about 2 hours or renting a jip bug already in the entrance of the park where the entrances are bought.
  • A tourist place near to the city to practice sandboard.
  • Necessarily requires a 4 x 4 vehicle. There are no points of support on the road, but close to the hills, there are people who can help. The entrance has affordable and everything is worthwhile for this beautiful gift of nature.
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  • Excellent for an adventure the sara desert type
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  • Experiences living in the wilderness in Nice but that charge 10 bs. If there is a tap for drinking water or a sale to buy that is a cookie seriously a scam in any protected area has to the basics have there are but it is only for a resort owner bone to wealthy people that is not right should also see is a single tap this TAP 2 kilometers from the hills and out of students there are not easy if you go on foot or bike should administer the money and invest in something better.
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