Punta Choros, La Serena

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#3 of 6 in Nature in Coquimbo Region
See a wealth of marine life at Punta Choros, a stretch of coastline famous for its biological diversity and colonies of rare creatures. On relaxing sand beaches and out in the water, spot three famous residents of the area--dolphins, Humboldt penguins, and marine otters. Get on a boat to get a closer look at what lies beneath, and consider renting a sea kayak to make your own route between the most interesting spots of this protected area. Plan to visit Punta Choros during your La Serena vacation using our convenient La Serena route site .
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  • The place itself is a small town with very few services in general being the big attraction go to know the Humboldt Penguin national reserve
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  • The best of Punta de Choros is the way to reach it. Both guanacos that are on the way as by foxes that were occasionally allowed to see. The people of the choros is very nice well maintained and it is worthwhile to buy the olive oil from the area. Punta de choros is nothing more than the place to take boats to the nearby islands. Or thinking about eating something more than a pie, food is expensive and bad, simply galling, poorly prepared. If you arrive hungry bring your own lunch or resolve by pies. The rest of the place has much more to offer.
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  • We rented a car and a guy at Hertz told us that the road to Choros will took us 1 hour 45 min or about. But we spend about 3 hours to get there bcoz the road was on repair and there were no signs. you...  more »

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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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