Isla Damas, La Serena

4.6
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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  • This place is magnificent, and therefore hopefully reducing visits, I believe that the human presence disturbs too the fauna there lives.
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  • Good, relatively rapid service of excursions, the very successful lancheros-guias and familiar with your area and the best thing of course, the diversity of birds and marine mammals. A very good selection meet this national reserve.
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  • This is a must if you are in the area ... or anywhere close to the proximity of being in the area. In early January we saw whales, penguins, sea otters, countless other birds and absolutely incredible...  more »
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  • Great natural reserve, but you cant swim or stay at the island
  • Great location best hideaway from La Serena
  • One book that it is worth knowing, Conaf should empower the fishermen who make the journey in boats, since the interest and passion have it, but they need to knowledge and deal with tourists, estobes can be improved, but it is very interesting the vuaje I recommend visiting it
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  • While the ride is very short due to the protection of wildlife is really interesting the ecosystem on the island and its surroundings, additionally conaf does a good job taking care of the place. (ride tour clp $ 10000, entrafa conaf clp $3000)
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  • Beautiful ride, saw penguins, sea lions, dolphins and even whales!
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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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