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Pan de Azucar National Park

Chanaral, Chile
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Chanaral
Type: National Parks
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99 reviews 99 reviews
22 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Bit of a drive to get here from Copiapo (but the only nearer town is Chanaral, and you certainly wouldn't want to stay there), but once you get beyond Chanaral, the desert/coast scenery gets more interesting, with a couple of very pretty, secluded beaches. The best reason for visiting is a boat trip round Isla Pan de Azucar, home to... More

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San Francisco, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

To reach this park, you have to drive through some rather dreary parts of the desert and the dreary town of Chanaral. From the entrance to the park to the beach or camp sites, its about a 30 minute drive - 4 wheel drive not required. I visited in May which is fall/winter. I saw only a few other people... More

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

We spend 2 nights in a cabin here withv a view over the island. Wonderfull relaxing place. There are some nice hikes in the park or you can ask a fisherman to guide you around the island to see penguins, sealions and more birds. Gorgeous views from the Mirador!!

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56 reviews 56 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Seculded. Relaxing. Great waves for body surfing. I spent 2 days here and it wasnt enough. The 3 campsites are right on the beach. The campsites cost 3500 to 5000 per person. The cheaper for a bit of ground to pitch a tent, the expensive one for a table and wind and sun cover (i recommend this one as there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

If you haven't seen penguins, go! The fishing boats (5000 pesos each) out to the islands go at random times, but sit and have a drink, and you might get on one. Minimum 10 people. We stayed in a cabana, 50m from the seashore. Could hear the waves all night and there was a lovely patio to sit out on.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2006

Chañaral is a small town. There is nothing special in the town itself, though it has supermarkets, internet cafes, bars and a Carabeneros post. There are several hostals. And it is easy to get to since it is on the Panamerica, with separate TurBus and Pullman Bus terminals served by many buses. The main reason for staying there is to... More

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