Embalse Puclaro, Vicuna

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  • Missing ugly local information panels, poorly attended A high that is not worth it. In general poorly neat and does not present an added value
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  • At some 40 km of La Serena, is located a beautiful dam of the river Elqui, which was built from 1996 to 1999, with the purpose of being a reserve of drinking water for supply and irrigation of the 20,000 hectares of arid fields of the Vale, where it cultivates Mainly the grape for the elaboration of Pisco. The use of motor vessels is not allowed to conserve water as potable and as pure as possible. As in the region there are strong winds throughout the year and there are authorized water sports to sail, it becomes the perfect place to practice kitesurfers and windsurfing. The view of limpid water in contrast to the Rocky Mountains and the clear sky is breathtaking. In this place there is also a very ingenious metal sculpture called "Wind Harp" which, as the name says, is a musical instrument, oversized (8.5 m wide by 4m high) with 8 harmonics strings that can be "touched" by the wind. The sound is permanent due to the constancy of the wind and random according to its intensity. It was installed in 2006 in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the University of La Serena. It is easy to park on site, the visit is free, only a contribution is suggested and open from Tuesday to Domigo. It has handicraft shop on site and an unmissable copao juice, a 100% Chilean fruit, originating from a wild cactus that grows in the region. This fruit has several beneficial properties to the organism, such as high content of vitamin C, mineral salts and antioxidant compounds, in addition to low caloric content. Although it is fruitful in the summer, it can be taken in the winter, when I went, because they retain the frozen pulp. For all these reasons, the Puclaro Embalse is an unmissable visit that I highly recommend.
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  • Part of being a work made by humans that destroyed local flora at least considered making a viewpoint in your curtain, easy access and places to take ice cream and the good photo!
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  • Amazing place with a beautiful landscape!
  • Strong winds everyday, perfect spot for kitesurfing!
  • Relaxing and calm, regardless of weather and date, the wind is permanent and feels cold in the viewpoint, are warned. The number of visitors to both Puclaro and Vicuña and other places in that area, make the D-41 road (one way per direction) collapse easily due to the tacos
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  • A privileged place for its inhabitants a wonderful sky and an incomparable magical calm...
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  • Good for tourism, there is sale of handicrafts and handcrafted products such as food and drinks. The view is spectacular. It's windy.
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