Pan de Azucar National Park, Chanaral

(4.4/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Beautiful National Park, has beaches, trails, fed up with flora and fauna. Excellent service from the staff of Conaf. If van in summer carry much water and clothing appropriate to make them trails of the Park. The cooks do not stand out, but the products are very fresh.
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  • Very beautiful place, where the contrast of the desert to the Sea provide a never-before-seen landscape. Within the Park is the caleta bread of sugar where is can eat the fish freshly extracted of the sea, all a delight what there is that test. It also has beaches within, it is recommended to go to white beach down by car to the beach in the first access northbound. There you can swim and enjoy the crystal clear and warm waters completely alone. It is somewhere in the region of Atacama to what to visit.
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  • The contrast of the desert landscape and the ocean is beautiful, the waters are green and turquoise colors. The beaches are crowded and with some waves. There are options for hiking, but plenty of water should be since the temperature is high. There is little access to water and the campsite deliver plenty of water everyday, that should take care of it. I was in the camping them Yecos and was a very good experience, the ladies are very friendly and have a kiosk well stocked where make missing something, what not have is gas for stove. The chico viewpoint is wonderful and offers a beautiful view of the Park beaches. In the fisherman's Cove you can eat fried fish with added by $8000 and natural juices. Definitely recommended.
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  • 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.
  • Nice beaches and campgrounds
  • nice scenery. good hiking. camping in front of shore
  • Unfortunate 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!
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  • This 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 2
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