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Pan de Azucar National Park

Chanaral, Chile
+56 52 221 3404
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Ruggedly beautiful scenery but parts closed

We spent an afternoon and a night here. Due to a recent earthquake, the North and Central entrances... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2016
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Where seeing a cacti means you're in a "rainy" place...

An island of cacti in an otherwise completely barren desert, Pan de Azucar is fascinating for those... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2016
Oakland, California
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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...More

1  Thank otolith
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...More

1  Thank yannaik
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...More

Thank Deimantele
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
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...More

1  Thank Polly289
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...More

1  Thank HaBeenthere
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...More

10  Thank WeylandFamily
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Please remember to plan your visit in spring. This is the time when all the cactus will have flowers in them and the sight is amazing. If you are fortunate then you can see the desert flowers also. The beach sand is white, which adds...More

1  Thank KannanAT
Reviewed July 5, 2014

The best way to get to the park is by driving. That said, don't let that deter you from visiting. We had a nice evening camping by the beach and stargazing. We were there off-season so we practically had the entire beach to ourselves. However,...More

2  Thank Mei L
Reviewed June 3, 2014

We spent the day with Etty and Carlos in the Nacional Parque. We have done many tours before but Etty and Carlos are two of the best ever! Etty was very knowledgeable about the region and we have learnt very much today. Apart from this...More

Thank Narelle K
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I miss understook the 'Van' part. I thought you were going to rent one, ny bad. I doubt you'll find that van brcsuse it only works in Jan and Feb.