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 while I was there. Some of the beaches have white sand and a wicked surf. There are some camping sites and a few rustic cabins for rent. The highlight was stopping at the guard shack/tourist information site just before Caleche where there are some rustic restaurants. The young man staffing the place was very knowledgeable and eager to share information about the park, the best hikes, etc. He even lent me binoculars to watch a pair of dolphins in the bay. His enthusiasm for the place really changed my mind about my visit. If you are in the area and have the time to explore, you will enjoy it, otherwise head further south to Bahia Inglesa.
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