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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Chiflon del Diablo Mine Reviews
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  • September 21, 2017
    Hopeful in knowing this icon of mining of chile, we were very confused, it is of course a place steeped in history, but who is not rescue as it should be, a place that does not provide access or that it is not published in a good way, the price is very high , for what is actually delivered in return, the worst the Guide, a character who gives us subjective, autoreferente and repetitive information on issues that have to do with what we are going to learn, a Tour guided within the mine which is very brief, covering almost nothing of the mine, I mean it, where 70% were sitting listening to the story of the Guide and not the mine el chiflón del diablo, with lack of relevant data, really the little over $7,000.-clp are not well-paid, which you can find on the internet is much better that as delivered by this almost the only place tourist from Lota, a shame really, we were disillusioned. James Herrera
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  • September 3, 2017
    Exelente Tour that deserves to be spread! An enriching experience culturally and that makes you see the afortunandos who we are and not value it! Highly recomnedable! Very safe and with guides who know what they are talking about because they mimes were part of that mine.
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  • August 26, 2017
    A place that represents a high historical content of the country, which delivers the experience of who marched through you during their exploitation, throughout its tour otherwise listening to the story of who guided the excursion on the sad in the same reality. High potential yet to be developed, but in itself is already a must-see in this area.
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  • December 29, 2016
    Very nice tour going down into the coal mine by a former miner
  • January 28, 2015
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  • July 29, 2017
    Very good place. Excellent service and the best guide. It really tells with passion.
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  • July 11, 2017
    Super good place for those who want to learn a little of the past of those who worked there or just know a little more of all mining course I recommend excellent bayan place, a good company with the Guide ballan and is surprised.
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  • July 2, 2017
    I recommend it for anyone who wants to know a little more of our Chilean miners in the astonishing era of the coalmines in chile, will leave admiring the incredible and sacrificed work miner.
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Where to stay in Lota

As the town attempts to transition its economy from mining to tourism, accommodations in Lota remain scarce. You won't find much more than a couple of rental apartments. Consider staying in Concepcion, just 39 km (24 mi) to the north, and a regional hub of transport, commerce, and tourism. From there, you can easily reach Lota by taking the short, scenic drive along the coast.
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