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Isla de Cachagua - penguins

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Isla de Cachagua - penguins

Hi, we are traveling to Santiago in late April and will drive to Zapallar the first day. I have read that this is a very pretty town. Also, nearby is the Isla de Cachagua. Does anyone know if the penguins will be there this time of year?

Also, any wineries that might be open between Santiago and Zapallar?

Thank you!

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1. Re: Isla de Cachagua - penguins

The penguins will be there, but the island is someway off the coast. You will need binoculars to get a good view. The only vineyard I know of is Viña Errazuriz in the Aconcagua Valley, but it is off the main highway.

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2. Re: Isla de Cachagua - penguins

Hi, thank you for your response! Would you recommend finding a boat to get closer to the island? If so, how would we go about this?

Thanks again! Cheryl

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3. Re: Isla de Cachagua - penguins

Did you find a way to get closer to the penguins? Any recommendations see the penguins better?

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