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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. See Isla Damas and all La Serena has to offer by arranging your trip with our La Serena vacation generator.
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  • The visit to the book is a great experience from the time of get to the area of them Choros, since is observed easily the fauna and flora local (foxes, donkeys, copao, between others). The village and the beach area are small and old places that do not have many services but possess the minimum for travel. The navigation is nice and along nearby islands observing them chungungos, sea lions, penguins and other species. Damas island has a beautiful gazebo and a path by which are the nests of gulls which are tremendously care, seagulls seem to be disturbing in moments by the large presence of people and the closeness with which these are installed to take pictures, so the guards of the Conaf are necessary. Back in the boat, we see large numbers of dolphins and a whale, which completed a spectacular experience. The tours that leave to the area not are expensive if is is listed with time and offer visits others places as factories of oil of olive and sale of olives local.
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  • It is a ride that is worthwhile, but not surprising. Recommend book tickets for to visit the island, since if is just the fit, only is can go in boat, but without down to the island. You can see dolphins, but few.
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  • To island ladies is accessed from tip of Choros, a small village that tries to be more than what really is. Dirty, without large beaches and service very poor. To reach the island you have to take a boat; Basic, makes the journey not necessarily nice, above all if the sea is moved. Already on the island, little to do, rather than a small beach that since a couple of years ago prohibited bath. Otherwise, a peladero. The beach is cute, but just enjoy.
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