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La Portada, Antofagasta

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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
  • It is a place that worth a visit, impressive as the desert meets the sea. Is on the way to the airport, is therefore, stop required if it is to Antofagasta
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  • to recreate the view with the Majesty of the nature and the sea is a place ideal for sharing in family
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  • I always wanted to know this place that is characteristic of Antofagasta. Despite the fact that the natural landscapes are breathtaking and we saw a sunset like no other in the world... do one cannot help wonder because the municipality does not give it the importance it deserves the place? That place has an impressive potential... the interest of tourists is, and what makes the municipality? I I it imagine with beautiful cafes, shops of souvenirs, etc... It could do both... but there is, abandoned, dirty, shops closed, is a shame.
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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