Pinguineras, Ancud

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Meet the local wildlife at Pinguineras, small islands that shelter penguin colonies. Just off the coast of Punihuil's beach, the islands are home to two species of penguins, the Humboldt and the Magellanic. Take a boat trip around the windy islands, enjoy the views of the surrounding area from the beach, or visit the restaurant that serves fresh seafood and empanadas. Besides the penguins, you will see many seabirds here--if you're lucky, you might spot otters, sea lions, and even a whale. Using our online itinerary creator, Ancud attractions like Pinguineras can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We were staying in Puerto Varas, and there there's not much you can do, is do the tours of the region. As it was raining, I saw that the forecast was stop the rain in Ancud before Puerto Varas, early afternoon. So we decided to take the car and drive up there. The ride is long, but interesting, you catch a ferry to the island of Chiloé, anyway was to pass the time then it was worth it. We eat very well in Ancud and there was still another half hour of road to the pinguineras. The boat ride is comfortable as much as possible (you take a cart to the boat, makes pretty cold/wind), and the sea/stones with penguins is beautiful. Pity that we saw a few, it had rained and it makes the animals go. Like I said, it's not a must but it's worth it if the goal is to pass the time. The ferry costs 12,000 pesos a piece and the ship 7,000 per person.
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  • It's a beautiful walk, cute family, there are no delays to start the camp and they are very friendly
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  • Small nice boat ride to see a few colonies of penguins on a pretty... pretty wild islands late in the day, pray that biodiversity continues! A do not overpay.
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Primarily located along the western waterfront, upscale hotels offer rooms with extensive sea views. If you head farther back from the ocean, your chances of finding budget-friendly places increase, with simple but comfortable hostels found along many of the city's residential side streets. You can also consider campgrounds, ideal for those who really want to get to know the landscape of this scenic part of the world.
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