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Cerro Caracol, Concepcion

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Take a gentle hike through Cerro Caracol, a lush forested park that rewards with a lookout point with panoramic views. Known locally as the green lung of the city, the park features abundant vegetation contrasted nicely by man-made elements, including a neoclassical-style faux castle ruin. Check the website for details on whether the famed lookout point here is open, as operation times tend to be intermittent. If you're coming with children, head to another park adjacent, featuring well-equipped playgrounds. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Concepcion holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Cerro Caracol and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It is good to go for walks. The hard walk about 1 hour and 30 minutes, you can see lots of nature, people walking, animals and flora. There are bathrooms, a viewpoint (monument, there is a panoramic viewpoint).
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  • I know this hill from a young age, and preparation is missing for the tourist. It is not clear how to get communications tower or the old tower. In any case, is a good ride by car or walking.
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  • Nice trail, makes great uphill run. 2.5 km to the top, 250 meters altitude gain. There are security wardens which makes it safe for everyone.  more »

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Where to stay in Concepcion

A youthful and modern cultural center, the city of Concepcion boasts an extensive range of places to stay, within easy reach of the buzzing main neighborhoods. South of Los Carrera lies the main choice of accommodations, with backpacker-friendly hostels, modern boutiques, and simple hotels all located close to the main bars, restaurants, and hangouts. A stone's throw from the university, this is the liveliest place in town. If you're more into exploring the region's natural highlights, consider staying a little farther out of town, where a good number of chain hotels put you conveniently near the main regional roads.
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