La Chocolatera, Salinas

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Walk the paved path along the ocean at La Chocolatera, taking in the calm sea breeze and jagged rocky coastline. Located on a military base, the area has allowed public access only since 2015. Explore the trail between two lookout points with a bicycle tour to get the most out of this picturesque coastline and its panoramic views. Keep an eye out for sea lions resting on the rocks not too far out from shore; bring binoculars if you can. Using our custom trip planner, Salinas attractions like La Chocolatera can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 14, 2017
    A place not to be missed to make selfies... and breathe the air of the sea. If you have good eyes you will see may be a humpback whale.
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  • August 10, 2017
    From here, you have beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. With luck, you can see out there even humpback whales. About 3km away is the next vantage point, allowing a glimpse of a sea lion colony.
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  • July 30, 2017
    It is a set of very nice viewpoints, in which the other coast surrounding Salinas can be seen. Some sea lions can also be appreciated and certainly it is worthwhile to take many pictures of this place.
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  • May 5, 2017
    One of those places you just need to see with your own eyes. Untouched and beautiful. Ocean in all directions, fresh air and very few people. Highly recommended.
  • April 7, 2017
    Great view.... nice to go with the family to spend some quality time. Hand made Souvenirs for locals
  • April 10, 2017
    Nice place to visit to sit and relax, watch the waves crash against the rocks or walk along the long beach, it is way cleaner than other as the place is military controlled
  • June 11, 2017
    Beautiful place to Visit and enjoy de view!
  • July 13, 2017
    Wasn't chocolatey as advertised. Maybe I wasn't lucky

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