Parque Lomas de Arena, Santa Cruz

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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. Arrange your visit to Parque Lomas de Arena and discover more family-friendly attractions in Santa Cruz using our Santa Cruz holiday maker app .
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  • The sand hills are breathtaking. The road is only for 4 x 4 cars. They are the last 1500 m that you can not pass easily even with a 4 x 4. Walking becomes. They are a chain of dunes with Lakes of water in the middle.
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  • Bus no 21 takes you from the city to the entrance of the Parque (2 BS). From there it’s a 7km hike to the Dunas (10BS). It’s easy to hitchhike the track if you ask other guys to hit you up for a tip. ...  more »
  • The sand hills Park is located to the South of the city. It can be visited on a tour with a travel agency, in private vehicle (much better if it is 4 x 4 by the sandy road, especially at the end) or on their own. If you want to go for free you can take the bus of line 21, which runs from North to South of the city. By the Spain Street passes through the Centre. The last stop on the line is in front of the gate of the Park. Depending on the intensity of the traffic it takes between 50 minutes and one hour and the ticket price is $ 0.3. The Park is open from Monday to Sunday and the entrance has a cost of $ 1.5. From the entrance there to walk an hour at a good pace to dunes of sand. The place is little frequented, especially in first thing in the morning, very beautiful and photogenic. Bring water, some food and sunscreen.
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  • Beautiful! Though it needs road maintenance urgently.
  • 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.
  • Surely the four-wheel drive is necessary. 4륜구동 필수!
  • Great
  • A tourist place near to the city to practice sandboard.
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