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. 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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  • Fine half-day trip. We are done with the car up to the dunes and beautiful walk. This was quiet and not too intensive. Afterwards also the hill with sand boards. Relaxing and leisurely.
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  • Beautiful place, only warnings would be much there, sunscreen and take care with electronic equipment, to the sand gets everywhere, but the experience is excellent
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  • The Place is just amazing, we're not imagined it would be so beautiful. After a walk of more than 1 hour, we come to this paradise, huge dunes, lakes, and a rewarding breeze. Worth go, get ready to walk a lot, and be dazzled with beautiful landscapes. Take enough water, because it is important. On the way back we took a ride with a location and your family.
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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.
  • Surely the four-wheel drive is necessary. 4륜구동 필수!
  • 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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