Pan de Azucar National Park, Chanaral

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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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  • Just a quick note to add to other reviews: once in the park there are a few places to have sign posted walks: to a sightseeing point, walks of 2-4 km, etc. ask the Conaf office. And yes, amazing place...  more »
  • Spectacular views!!! There's no cel or internet signal so it's the best place to disconnect from the world. I went in the beginning of March, it was almost empty so it was even more relaxing. We went ...  more »
  • We went with eco tours which costs us 8 usd less than the hotel charged.there are dozens of daily tours a good guide helps. H We had Jorge for our guide which made our tour better than ever.. the not ...  more »
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  • Great place to do some camping and relaxing. Beautiful ride on the way in to the beach!
  • 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.
  • nice scenery. good hiking. camping in front of shore