Chiflon del Diablo Mine, Lota

Put your nerves to the test with a visit to the undersea coal mine affectionately known as Chiflon del Diablo Mine. Led by ex-coal miners turned-guides, visitors don safety gear and clamber into a hair-raising elevator cage and journey some 50 m (164 ft) below sea. The mine gets its name from the natural ventilation that flows through the mine, translated as 'the Devil's blast', significant as it's the only naturally ventilated mine in the world. The mine closed for production in the 1990s, but has since served as a popular tourist attraction. Visitors have the opportunity to journey into the mine, and then tour the recreated coal-mining town and houses. Put Chiflon del Diablo Mine into our Lota trip itinerary planning site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Lota.
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  • Good place to meet and a new experience, is interesting and fun, also full of culture and is much better when you guide a miner in the area
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  • The walk through the galleries takes about 1h30min. The explanation is only in Spanish. After half an hour I had seen: it is there dark and captivating. I would not like to have been miner. The road to the mine is easy to find, if you have your own transport: take the first exit of Concepcion coming from the highway to Lota, you keep on the main road until a signpost indicates the right way to the my , you can't miss them.
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  • Históricamente se comentan muchas anécdotas, en cuanto al lugar, es pequeño y hacinado e incómodo si no vas con zapatillas, hace un calor terrible. Es mejor buscar la historia en vez de bajar ese supl...  more »
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  • Guide spoke NO ENGLISH but talked continuously. Consequently we were not only in the dark..but understanding nothing. Nevertheless we did enjoy bumping our heads and helmets, and slithering along thin low passageways. Scary atmosphere !
  • Totally worth stopping by, especially if you enjoy history and exploration. They even accommodated are one and a half year old daughter. They take you on a 45 to 60 Minute tour of the underground cave. Understanding Spanish is a must
  • A great tour deep into the coal mines and the history of a fascinating time period of Chile. A must for the visitors (national or foreign) in the region (not sure if English tours are an option).
  • Excellent place to visit with family. Historic and fun.
  • Very nice tour going down into the coal mine by a former miner
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