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La Portada

Address: Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile
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77%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Antofagasta, Chile
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It´s a must to take a picture with the Portada beside you, after you can eat some sea food plates at the restorant, Try the mix ceviche and local Pisco Sour.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This amazing view is good for 30 min or so, because you can walk around a bit. You couldn'r descend to the beach while we were there, but there were footprints, so there must be a way down somewhere. The guy painting the rails at the restaurant said there was a dangerous way down on the other side. The restautrant... More 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you go to Antofagasta - or even have a short stop-over at airport - its worth of visiting La Portada and to take a photo! Pacific Ocean and La Portada - always in my mind. One day a tsunami will break it down; and then its too late to see it anymore.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Hi guys, one of me favorite places in Chile is Antofagasta because is the gate to other places and I love the fact you are between sea and desert. La Portada in particular has this beautiful energy about this place, the whether in Antofagasta is always great because it never rains so you can go anytime, any day to see... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

If you come to this city you must see this place. Is only 35 minutes travel by car from the city. Is a view of the sandy formation eroded by the sea creating a beautiful cliff and also in the sea you will see a rocky arch. Beautiful!

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
34 attraction reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

It is a must see if you are in Antofagasta. The beach is closed due to concerns of falling rocks after the last earthquake hit the area so you can only take pictures of La Portada.

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Toowoomba
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Take a cuppa or Picnic with you to enjoy while looking at the view as the coffee shop is not very good. They could do very well there if they spruced it up a bit and smiled at their customers.

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Maryland
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Antofagasta is not much of a tourist destination, but I found that it still had lots to offer. The scenery is striking as you can look out into the vast empty expanse of desert, and feel like you are lost in the middle of nowhere, and then turn around, and yet there´s the ocean behind you! The Portada itself is... More 

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Urunga
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

This rock is a symbol for this city and highlights how really astonishing the northern coastline of Chile is. It is an amazing sight when the surf is wild!

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Antof
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Its cold at La portada, and there's nothing to see except this huge rock made of poo... There was a restaurant there, it was nice, not great though.

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