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Reserva Nacional Pinguino de Humboldt

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Punta Choros, Chile
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Muchos animales, y maravilloso naturaleza

I'm so glad I took the time to visit this slightly off-the-beaten-path reserve, as it's been a... read more

Reviewed February 2, 2018
Brittany_11_10
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Los Angeles, California
Freestyle visit to the pengüino humbolt national park

We were fairly desperate to see penguins and had to extend our stay in la Serena by 1 more night as... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2017
Angus H
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed February 2, 2018

I'm so glad I took the time to visit this slightly off-the-beaten-path reserve, as it's been a highlight of Chile so far. I took a colectivo from La Serena at 9am (but I recommend getting there at least 15 minutes ahead, just so you can...More

3  Thank Brittany_11_10
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Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

We were fairly desperate to see penguins and had to extend our stay in la Serena by 1 more night as national parks in Chile are all closed on Mondays. As we hadn't booked a tour because of the price we instead decided to freestyle...More

3  Thank Angus H
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Reviewed May 2, 2017

I visited Punta de Choros in low season and the village looks like an openair dump (there is rubbish everywhere, even in the cabanas "gardens"). I got a tour then to visit the area of the reserve. There are tons of animals that should be...More

1  Thank Francesco G
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Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

You can take a bus from La Serena, in front of the bakery Los Griegos (9000 retour trip), pay Concaf at the city (6000) and book a boat (10000). The bus will wait for your return, the boat company and the bus work together. This...More

2  Thank François V
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Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Price: 25'000 CLP Time: a full day (9am-5pm) Departure: 09:00 in front of the bakery: Panaderia Los Griegos (crossing Matta/Aguirre), La Serena It's a national reserve composed of 3 islands (only 2 of them are usually covered by the traditional boat excursion). The main purpose...More

1  Thank Sylvain V
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Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Really a great place. Perhaps the actual landscape isn't that inspiring, but the wildlife is awesome. I went in May and managed to see some penguins, sea lions, a sea otter, a pod of dolphins and lots of birds. Practical information... I went as a...More

1  Thank klinky10
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Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

I don't think it's average. I don't think it's VERY good. So I would be in between, like 3.5. If you have the opportunity and don't get motion sickness (because of the boat ride to the island) then you should go! When I went it...More

Thank anawritesreviews
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Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

We took a very rough boat ride out, we got off for half an hour at Isla Damas which doesn't give you much time, but enough to see the flora and fauna. Then off back on the boat to see the Penguins, sea lions and...More

Thank Aimee S
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Reviewed October 23, 2015

There are two islands which can be visited, Isla de choros where most of the wildlife is concentrated, but one is not allowed to go on shore, and Isla de Damas, with a nive beach (but cold water). The roundtrip takes about 3 hours by...More

1  Thank chileflora
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Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

It is a really good place for seeing lots of animals in the wild. At Punta Chorros you got fishers and guides for tourist. You have to sign in before 2 pm to do a boattrip in the reserva. It's really worth going on this...More

3  Thank Wernerstb
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