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 trip 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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  • the cover monument created by feces of birds in hundreds of years is on the north side of antofagasta going to the airport be said is very bad cared for by authorities beach is closed to the public due to danger of collapse however there is a viewpoint on e l which one can appreciate it and are very good photos in the place is very windy and the view is beautiful.
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  • Nice but does need some where to have a drink. There's nothing. The view that if it is wonderful. A spectacular wind. It is ideal to appreciate the entire Bay and relax. It is never very busy. Taking beautiful pictures
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  • It is a visit that is worthwhile if the idea is to get to know the city can not be go to the homepage, there are extraordinary views of the monument along with the passage of birds with the sea and the city's backdrop. Unfortunately there is no economical public transportation to the site, taxis from Antofagasta charged 25 thousand dollars with half an hour of waiting.
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