Trip Planner: South America / Chile / Atacama Region / Chanaral / Nature / Pan de Azucar National Park
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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When we visited in january, it felt like we had the park to ourselves. It's an extensive area of millions of cacti of different sorts in an arid environment. A surreal and unique experience. The vista... more »
Hay que considerar que lo visite en temporada baja, pero es un muy buen panorama para buscar tranquilidad y naturaleza, caminar por extensas playas, ir a la caleta o simplemente ver una puesta de sol ... more »Consider visiting it in the off-season, but it is a very good overview to find tranquility and nature, walk along beaches, go to the Cove or just watch a sunset at the viewpoints.View original
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.View 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
Allyson GacitúaUnfortunate experience we stole from the campsite while we went for a walk by so we had to go since we were going to be able to go, not spends much worker in trucks what bothers noise, by the other Beach beautiful white sands and muucho wind is recommended a good tent!View original
Carlos Patricio Castro AlvarezThis year we were there unfortunately, it was a horrible experience, we arrived at night, the girl that we attended, initially was sympathetic, but the information was completely wrong, and the next day we were abysmal, with say that the administrator course, we continued up to the road, crossed us his truck and intimidated us, saying that we had not paid, I had lol give me to clarify the situation I swear that if it had not gone with my small children, would be another story, because desire not I missed to grip it, on the other hand after rinsing the issue forced workers to apologise us being that it was indicated on ask for apologies... personally I would not recommend it, not by the bad experience, but by the precarious infrastructure for the value that you have $7,000 people and pay until the youngest children eye... Note 2View original
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