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Pan de Azucar National Park

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Address: Chanaral, Chile

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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... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank hoffrau
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4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank HoltAnderson
Morelia, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank RodrigoSigal
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank otolith
Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank yannaik
Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Deimantele
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Increadibly beautiful . Went there during winter, was desolate and amazing to have such a vast landscape all to yourself. The small very simple restaurants had the most amazing empanadas. And you have a view of the desert and sea, accompanied by lots of pelikans.

1 Thank AndroidNils
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

We are travelling through Chile specifically to see the wildlife. The first time we arrived here there were no boat trips running as the sea was thought too rough. There is no harbour so people just have to walk into the sea to get into the boats. This means it has to be really calm to run the boat trips.... More 

1 Thank Polly289
Santiago, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A beautiful place to visit in the Atacama Desert. It took us about two hours to get to Pan de Azucar from Copiapo, but keep in mind that Ruta 5 is currently under construction, so it added to the time. There is a 2.000 peso fee to enter for Chileans and 4.000 peso fee for foreigners, however, if you enter... More 

Thank HaBeenthere
Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We've lived in Chile for over 4 years and hit all major tourist destinations, but this is definitely one of my favourites! It confirms my theory that the best places to see in Chile have very little tourist infrastructure - if you are willing to pitch a tent in Chile, you will be rewarded with beautiful, pristine landscapes and abundant... More 

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