Isla Damas, La Serena

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Combine sandy beaches with animal viewing at Isla Damas. Take a tour to the island and keep an eye out for dolphins, as they have been known to swim along with the boats. Once on the island, you can choose from a number of sandy beaches to visit. As a habitat for penguins, the attraction also plays home to many of the birds, which usually gather around the cliffs. Other animals commonly found here include cormorants, sea otters, and sea lions. Plan to visit Isla Damas during your La Serena vacation using our convenient La Serena online visit planner .
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  • After waiting long time so the boat will be completed, we resolved to go to Isla Damas from Punta de Choros adventure. A wonderful sky accompanied us, the ride was very pleasant, full of fauna that we marveled at every moment, sea lions, otters, Humboldt penguins left us really happy! The really wonderful Island Beach! 100% recommended
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  • They should go well early for boat Cove and take bienel day. Very good atmosphere, quiet but little time for the tour on the island which almost reaches just.
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  • The visit to Isla Damas, is part of the tour which takes from Punta de Choros and leads in three hours and a half in total to visit two islands. To do two things: buy tickets at the office of the fishermen, who have a value of $10,000 per person and then tickets at the Conaf ($2,500 p.p.) to be able to disembark at Isla Damas, which is part of the sanctuary of the Penguin nature of Humbol DT. The crossing is really entertaining since are accomplished to see colonies of nesting of various birds, sea lions, (chungungos) sea otters, penguins, and already at sea opened, dolphins and hopefully whales. It culminates as flourish in Damas island where is landed and an hour can be one of the self-guided tours that there exist. There are 34 species of flora (more than 20 present only present in this place) and a beautiful beach in Isla Damas. Years ago you could camp, today sanctuary, being only allowed down for a few hours.
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La Serena provides a varied selection of sleeping options, with the area between the main bus station and the town center featuring at least one hostel on every street. Despite this abundance of lodgings, many hotels book up fast at the height of the tourist season (summer: January-February), and some refuse visitors on single-night stays. If you're looking for the ultimate in space and comfort, consider renting a furnished apartment on the coastline.
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