Playa la virgen, Caldera

Stranded on the coast in the middle of desert dunes and hills, Playa la virgen attracts visitors with its white sand and calm turquoise waters. A bit remote and difficult to access, this pristine beach focuses on ecotourism. Pick a place on a wooden sun lounger under a straw umbrella, or bring your own beach equipment. If you wish to stay overnight, rent one of the wooden cabins in the surrounding hills overlooking the beach. Amenities include public restrooms, a spacious parking lot, and a restaurant. Bring cash and prepare to spend a day without mobile phone service. Plan to see Playa la virgen and other attractions that appeal to you using our Caldera online travel planner .
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  • Lovely beach, around 1 hour from Bahía, you’ll need a car as there are no buses or etc. you’ll have to pay an entrance fee per car (5000CLP). The place is perfect for camping (15000CLP/night); you can...  more »
  • Rich and Linda Beach. I went with my spouse and daughter (1 year) and we had very good. What if we were in the low season so the restaurant was not working and there was little activity in general. The beach is paradise, very clear and clean. To get, waze knows the way. From English Bay is as 1.20 hrs and the last 25 mins is pure gravel and in some parts it is not very good. In the same way any vehicle serves.
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  • Very nice, although it is the fate of climate... The first time that I was ugly water, and the spectacular second calms and lukewarm :)
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Where to stay in Caldera

The main selection of accommodations in Caldera lie just north of Batallion Atacama, offering good access to the waterfront and the town's main amenities, including restaurants, cafes, and stores. Hotels of great variety sit on the major boulevards and side streets, while rental apartments offer a good option for those planning an extended stay. Consider exploring the lodging options of the coastal areas north and south of town, where small boutique and resort-style hotels make good use of the extra space with additional facilities and extensive views of the coast, just a short drive from the conveniences of the main urban area.
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