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La Portada, Antofagasta
(4.2/5 based on 700+ 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
  • A beautiful view of the cliffs and a beach very warm! Highly recommended intensive sea lions
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  • A good choice they have to meet in the city of antofagasta, has restaurant and a very nice Museum. Also security is in place. Very nice sunsets!
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  • The cover is not accessible by the beach, but can be seen from a vantage point. The view is beautiful, but the viewpoint and its surroundings are sloppy and not very clean. On the other hand, not there is any type of transportation cheap to the place, only arrive to she in taxi or car.
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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