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Pan de Azucar National Park, Chanaral
Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Situated on a coastal bluff 800 m (2,624 ft) above sea level, Pan de Azucar National Park offers a range of activity on land and in water. The rocky desert landscape gets no rainfall, yet coastal mists nourish plant life such as cacti and shrubs. Fish, swim, or snorkel in the clear waters, or hire a guided boat tour to the surrounding islands for the chance to glimpse rare Humboldt penguins in their natural habitat. Trek north of the park to a lookout point that offers excellent views over the entire panorama. Put Pan de Azucar National Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Chanaral holiday planner.
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We travelled throught Chile with our camping gear and no car. If you have a car, it's very easy to get to the park, otherwise you may take the bus to Chañaral (quiet small town, kinda looks like a big... read more »
No tan bueno como podria llegar a ser, playa mal cuidada y locales regulares llegando a malos. Aun asi un panorama para pasar la tarde.Not as good as could be, poorly cared Beach and local regular to bad. Yet a panorama to spend the afternoon.show original
Es un lugar muy lindo, con poca explotación turística a mi gusto. Posee playas extensas, de arenas blancas, ideal para pasear con los animales o bañarse en el mar sin rodearse de mucha gente. En la ca... read more »It is a very nice place, with little tourist exploitation to my taste. It has extensive, white sand beaches, ideal for walking with animals or bathing in the sea without surrounded by many people. At the Cove there is restaurants priced with varied food (fish, meat, etc). Preferred visit day as roads become a bit dangerous when it gets dark, since it has many curves and low signal. Within the Park drifted the Salt River, known for possessing heavy debris from mining companies of the East, which takes away sexy and pollutes the Park. Sometimes you can see foxes on the road, please take care of them!.show original
This isn't a standard backpacker destination and you really do need your own transport (you 'can' reach it on public transport but it will take a lot of time and hassle to sort out and you may get stranded thus relying on hitchhiking to get out again) but I would still recommend it. The wildlife and trekking options available are limited but what you do get is something very different from other destinations. Camping on the beach (organised campgrounds) is really nice and you have the extraordinary combination coast and dry arid mountains all within walking distance. If you want to see the penguins then you have to pop into the small settlement and get a boat to the island (it does not land), bear in mind the boats will either not run or cost a lot more off season.
Jeff N Monica Yaeger
Nice beaches and campgrounds
nice scenery. good hiking. camping in front of shore
Hugo CortesSugarloaf beautiful many times we camped at your facilities and Creek with our friends children, and more in the latter travel pets are not allowed directly making wing freedom of free entry to our caletas our pets part of our family an arbitrary part of the autridades of conaf measureshow original
Milton Montenegro LeivaIt is located about 30 kms north of North exit of Chañaral. It is a highly attractive desert coastal sector. From rugged marine terraces (beautiful viewpoints). Contrasts of colors reddish and coffee that counts with a variety of cactus extremely exotic. From the fishing village (campsite with toilets, shower area and drinking water), can be undertaken the path that leads to its most illustrious viewpoint; with view privileged to it Island bread of sugar (of pending of middle to low difficulty; demarcated and of a duration to foot between 1.30 to 2 hrs of ida by the trail) on the other hand, from the area of the caleta, can do is excursions in boat for surround it Island bread of sugar and make sighting of wolves marine, variety of birds and a community of penguins of humboldt. A highly recommended visit siteshow original
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