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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  • October 4, 2017
    It is a beautiful place very far from civilization. I'm missing you more entertainment and panoramas. Very good beach
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  • October 1, 2017
    Very nice place, quiet, unfortunately not could leave sea opened since the pier was closed, I think having to know the place well and be able to get on any boat.
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  • September 23, 2017
    It is a place cheap for everything what you see. If they're not in season high is not necessary to book; There you can buy tickets for the boat that takes you to Isla Damas, which is where CONAF enabled to be visited. I went with my family in March; We saw Humboldt penguins, dolphins, and on the road to Punta Choros saw many zorritos chilla, approaching cars probably because there are people who give them food (even run after cars). It is not recommended for small or elderly, kids since the boats are girls; move enough and you get plenty of water.
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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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