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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  • Leave the vessels leading to Isla Choros and Isla Damas from Punta de Choros (at 115 kilometers north of La Serena). I recommend arriving before 11 AM in high season as there are great numbers of people. To take one of the boats, two steps must be followed: the first hire the boat in the office of the fishermen (emerging shift to fill its capacity) which has a value of $10,000 per person and then buy, a few feet away , tickets of Conaf ($2,500 p.p.) to be able to disembark at Isla Damas, which is administered by them. The crossing, in our case, was really entertaining since we visited the Choros island with its nesting of various birds, penguins of Humboldt, watching (chungungos) sea otters and sea lions. Then not carried over open sea where we see groups of dolphins in our around (sometimes you can see whales). We completed in Damas Island, where we went for an hour to make one of the self-guided trails and appreciate its more than 30 species of flora. In total there were about three hours and a half. Recommend clothes warm wind and grim reaper for water already that the sea it is very bravo and waves sometimes wet much.
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  • It is incredible the amount of animals such as seals, dolphins and others there. It is an unforgettable and dream trip. We loved it
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  • I visited Punta de Choros on several occasions and I have been able to see desert, whales, dolphins, sea lions, pingüino de Humboldt, etc. Nice place, like Isla Damas. I've hosted me at the shelter cabins Humboldt, highly recommended.
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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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