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Pan de Azucar National Park

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Address: Chanaral, Chile
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(56) 522213404

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Worth what you spend but get prepared.

Went with my sister in low season before Christmas. We did not have a car. we traveled from La serena in a bus to Chañaral, then from the bus station we took a taxi (who was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with my sister in low season before Christmas. We did not have a car. we traveled from La serena in a bus to Chañaral, then from the bus station we took a taxi (who was illegally taking passengers to the park and almost stole $20.000 CLP from us... so be careful with who you travel with. In high season... More 

5 Thank Polisonica
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

This place its just that, amazing. We visit it in january and we encoutered very few people so that was good. Its a perfect place to relax, enjoy the silence and the nature. The park has 3 or 4 beaches that are very big and beautiful but be careful because there is no life guard. The main camp its cheap,... More 

2 Thank Jose A
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

When we visited in january, it felt like we had the park to ourselves. It's an extensive area of millions of cacti of different sorts in an arid environment. A surreal and unique experience. The vistas of the coast are amazing too. The park has an end of the world feeling, pretty desolated and oh so quiet. Would definately recommend... More 

2 Thank saraI22014
Swansea County, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Although just on the edge of the Atacalma desert it has lots of wildlife and the views of the mountains is just staggering. Park up and walk up to one of the views, but make sure you take plenty of water and sunscreen. I stopped for eel soup in the fishermens village and it was one of the best meals... More 

1 Thank Didgesteve
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Pan de Azucar is definitely one of the highlights of Chile and Atacama desert - especially if you love stunning desert landscapes, cacti, beautiful beaches and are interested in geology/geography. Unfortunately it is really difficult to get there, as Chanaral, the town that is closest to the park, and its infrastructure was hit hard by a thunderstorm, which caused a... More 

3 Thank hoffrau
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Truly spectacular views and great day hikes. The four star rating is simply a warning that you need to bring your own provisions - we were told we could get fresh fish for dinner by everyone we met in the park, but were not told that our last chance to get the fish was 3:30 in the afternoon. So, be... More 

1 Thank HoltAnderson
Morelia, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Although it is a very touristic thing and they change 76 reais it is worth it if you have a nice day. The views are amazing. I did. It like the fact that the very top had at least half closed for recovering and no one told us before paying. However the ride is excellent and it was worth it.... More 

2 Thank RodrigoSigal
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

We spent an afternoon and a night here. Due to a recent earthquake, the North and Central entrances were closed which meant we had to go from the south via Chañaral. Unfortunately the access to the area passes through Chañaral's fringes where there is an inordinate amount of rubbish strewn over the landscape. Fly tipping seems to be endemic here.... More 

1 Thank otolith
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016

An island of cacti in an otherwise completely barren desert, Pan de Azucar is fascinating for those drawn to desolately beautiful landscapes. I loved walking along a washed-out road and stumbling upon a "field" of three types of cactus. There are also boats that will take you out to the penguin colony on the island. The beaches are also awesome.

1 Thank yannaik
Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2015

The landscape is so beautiful and surreal. It looks like it is off our planet, just some other planet. The beach looks perfect. A very nice place for Photography. We have seen some Pelikans and you could take a boat to some island to see the Humboldt Penguins. If you are in this area, drop by and you won't regret.

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