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Traveler_200950
United States395 contributions
Private Fishing Boat Tour of Penguin Island Is The Best Way To See!
Feb 2019 • Friends
We tried so many ways to find information on boat tours around Penguin Island! We even had American Express Platinum Concierge helping us! So to save future travelers the trouble, there are no commercial tours that go to the island. You have to take a private fishing boat. Ultimately, our visit from Santiago was arranged through a tour guide named Cristian Herrara. He was able to secure a fishing boat for our date and time, drove us from Santiago and came with us to interpret as the fisherman only spoke Spanish.

The trip from Santiago was a day trip to a beautiful area of the Chilean Coast. The boat ride was about an hour and a half. To save you time, if you want to set this adventure up, we highly recommend contacting Cristian Herrara at +56 9 9237 0631. It literally took us weeks to find Cristian! He is an excellent tour guide. We used him six times during our trip to Santiago!

Humboldt penguins are the smallest and are also endangered. Have a good zoom lens with you. They are adorable. This is also the only place to see penguins near Santiago.
Written February 18, 2019
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Genevieve K
Ollantaytambo, Peru44 contributions
This Beach has Everything!
Feb 2019 • Family
Playa Cachagua (as it is called on Google Maps), is our favorite in the coastal region between Valparaiso and Papudo. It has everything: lovely sandy beaches, rocky tide pools, penguins to see, start of an amazing rock-carved beach trail, restaurants and bathrooms on the beach, nearby cute town center with donkey rides and lots of cafes. We have lived in Santiago for 3 years and this remains our favorite spot to go with our family.
Written February 16, 2019
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX4,154 contributions
Penguins!
Oct 2018 • Couples
We came to Cachagua to visit the penguins. The beach is a beauty – it was the first thing that caught my eye as we drove in. Gorgeous blue water, and wave upon wave crashing on a wide, sandy beach. While you can view the penguins with binoculars from the beach, we chose to take a boat tour around Isla Cachagua for a close-up view.
Written November 20, 2018
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SIBARITA0305
Santiago, Chile603 contributions
Las Cujas Beach, beautiful
Nov 2018 • Couples
We went to this beach in Cachagua. It is beautiful and the water has splendid colors. To get to the beach you must descend a trench with many steps. Not good if you suffer from some disability, specially when you go back up.
We were told the water is very cold although some people were bathing.
They have a kiosk with baths that sells drinks and snacks.
Written November 1, 2018
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Yakoki
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile20 contributions
Nice place
Jul 2018 • Family
During winter it’s pretty quiet. During the winter break several places are open but you have to check in advance. Nice beach and there is a beautiful path along the sea line.
Written July 17, 2018
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Genevieve K
Ollantaytambo, Peru44 contributions
All in One
Dec 2017
We went to the beach in Cachagua right at the start/end of the amazing rock beach trail. What I love about this beach is that you have the sandy parts with waves for the kids, but also the rocky tide pools and my favorite beach trail right there. I LOVE this beach, my favorite in chile so far.
Written June 18, 2018
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mcitaly2016
Santiago, Chile844 contributions
Nice small beach
Jan 2018 • Family
A small but nice beach, similar to the Zapallar one, but less touristic and slightly bigger. Surfers paradise for the big waves. There is a rocky walk that runs almost on the Ocean between Cachagua ans Zapallar. It is recommended to try at least part of it. There are beautiful views and a nice sunset
Written January 7, 2018
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tropicaltourista
Canada43 contributions
Beautiful open beach
Dec 2017
Love walking then relaxing on Cachagua Beach in the afternoon after lunch at the little restaurant at the north end. There is parking up above the restaurant (quite a few stairs to get down) or in the parking lot on the beach. Don't forget sunscreen and a hat as the sun can be very strong.
Written December 31, 2017
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reginka2
San Diego, CA75 contributions
Cachagua
Nov 2017 • Friends
It was perfect! Very beautiful and relaxing place. Popular with surfers. Maybe a bit simpler place than Zapallar, which I actually liked
Written November 13, 2017
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Ksepa
Moscow, Russia427 contributions
Beautiful beach
Sep 2017 • Friends
I came there by chance and on a rainy day but nevertheless the beach turned out to be a very beautiful place to spend time.
Written October 6, 2017
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