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. To visit Pan de Azucar National Park on your holiday in Chanaral, and find out what else Chanaral has to offer, use our Chanaral trip itinerary site .
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Pan de Azucar National Park Reviews
El día de ayer viaje desde Bahía Inglesa con mi familia. Son como dos horas hasta el parque mismo. Al llegar, entramos a una oficina de la Conaf donde cobran una entrada de $3.000 para los chilenos ad... more »Yesterday's travel from English Bay with my family. They are like two hours to the park itself. Upon arrival, we entered a Conaf Office which charge an entry of $3,000 for adults Chileans. There a Park Ranger told us the Park in general, paths and how to reach the famous viewpoint. We were also told that you could access in auto viewpoint between 16:00 and 17:00 hrs in the evening. Very close to this place is the Caleta Pan de Azúcar, where there is a beach, a campsite and as 3 restaurant where you can eat well (type possibilities), water is scarce in the bathrooms and obviously there is no phone signal and less redcompra. Then, if one follows you reach the viewpoint, which is the main attraction. To get there had another house with a Park Ranger named Sunday who told us that no vehicle can enter, only that older adults and people with reduced capacity, lead obviously argue because at the entrance to other Rangers told us what I mentioned above, but have not paid; We ask you to please let us go in car since my mom is coming out of a treatment of chemotherapy and has trouble walking before which the "Knight" told us that do not and that we had been given a paper at the entrance There is obviously very bad information among them. Before the negation and because we had already paid the entrance we had to make the path of 2.5 km to all Sun and obviously in the desert, the surprise was that we saw several cars enter and lucky two were older adults. When you reach the viewpoint, in which you can appreciate the landscape and is very beautiful, another Conaf Ranger is strange that my mom with her medical history not let it pass and Yes to a family with already adolescent girls because "they tired walking" was obviously very angry MOS; already up "Don Domingo" wanted to offer us a solution but I was all done, so to turn (walking again with the Sun full up and hopefully two places on desacanso) we went to make a claim. So if you go, be prepared to walk on average 1 hour of back and forth because it's a lie that they leave to go to the MIRADOR in AUTO, the information given by the Park Rangers is terrible. I really would not go to that Park.
Hicimos nuestro tradicional viaje en pareja en el mes de Octubre al desierto florido ( MARAVILLOSO) y subimos al Parque Nacional Pan de Azucar que tiene unos paisajes asombrosos. No dejen de hacer las... more »We did our traditional trip as a couple in the month of October to the desert (wonderful) and went up to the Park national bread of sugar that has amazing landscapes. Don't forget to make the paths for walkers because they are worth.
Zugang über Chanaral, Strasse ist mit einem gewöhnlichen Auto fahrbar. Im Nationalpark selbst gibt es nichts - keinen Shop, kein Geldautomat, kein Handyempfang. Man muss alles mitbringen (Wasser, Esse... more »Chanaral, road access is mobile with an ordinary car. In the National Park itself, there is nothing - no shop, no ATM, no cell phone reception. You must bring everything (water, food, cash). In Caleta, there are 3 restaurants which until 18: 00 open have, necessarily tour to isla do with fishermen (10,000 pesos), it is really worth. Hikes through gorges and along the beach. We have seen all the animals, there are: penguins, pelicans, sea lions, dolphins, otters, wolves, guanacos, etc. A wonderful peace here.
Great place to do some camping and relaxing. Beautiful ride on the way in to the beach!
It's an amazing place, but a little difficult to find information while in the park
Southern entrance along coast has some nice camping spots. A little trashy though. Beautiful coast. Don't trash it, people!
Nice empty beaches and desert landscape. The road from beach through the park to inland is closed
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.
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