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La Portada, Antofagasta
(4.2/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
A reminder of what early seafarers faced upon reaching the South American coastline, La Portada is one of fifteen protected natural monuments in Chile. The rock arch is just over 40 m (140 ft) high and 70 m (230 ft) long, featuring a black andesite base and layers of shell fossils dating back several million years. Dramatic coastal cliffs surround the arch and act as a significant observation site for indigenous birds including Peruvian booby, kelp gulls, pelicans, cormorants, and Inca terns. Occasionally, visitors also spot dolphins and South American fur seals. Use our Antofagasta vacation planner to visit La Portada on your trip to Antofagasta, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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TripAdvisor
  • Airport meets all the conditions and facilities required. It is very clean and safe. They have extensive facilities for the volumes of passengers and routes have good level of taxi companies to get closer to the center of the city.
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  • The cover is an excellent place to visit in Antofagasta, highlights its landscape and its variety of wildlife present in the workplace, handicrafts and eye the restaurant no longer work.
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  • It is nice to visit, but apart from that there is nothing more. This rather remote and desolate. Missing trade or other attractions in the surrounding area
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Google
  • Amazing place. Unfortunately you can't go closer...
  • Esta muy bonito, pero deberían dejar bajar
  • If you are in Antofagasta you should visit this place.
  • Magnifico!
  • nice view small seacliffs