Cerro Caracol, Concepcion

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#3 of 9 in Outdoors in Greater Concepcion
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. Arrange to visit Cerro Caracol and other attractions in Concepcion using our Concepcion trip builder app .
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  • Enter to this hill along a path in you got it and they toured it's very nice and has a nice path, but as said in a comment can be very dangerous for that do not have any indication or signage in their paths nothing , enough trash in some places you see when is VAT going up, until you get to a place that gave to the main paved trail from the ecuador Park.
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  • Dangerous... While authorities do not put more surveillance risk their lives experience... It is a favorite spot for sicopatas and criminals... hide in vegetation waiting for the right situation... Careful if you decide to upload
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  • I walked to the top of this hill, helped by the excellent work done by the city to make that possible: paved footpaths all the way up and some nice viewpoints along the way. It was quite a long walk, ...  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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