FRAY JORGE NATIONAL PARK
Know Fray Jorge National ParkFray Jorge National Park is administrated by the CONAF and it has 9959000 square meters of extention to protect a singular flora, characteristic from the south of the country. It´s a forest with an arid steppe, located 3 kilometers from the shore, 600 meters above sea level. The park is a UNESCO Reserve of the Biosfera, and you can visit it all year long.
Attractions: Southern forest.
Activities: Hiking, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.
How to get there: Anywhere-La Serena: Land route, by Panamericana Highway north (473 kilometer)
Santiago, Arica, Iquique, Antofagasta, Copiapo-La Serena: Airway.
La Serena-Fray Jorge National Park: Land route, by Panamericana Highway Route 5 North.
When to go: All year long.
Weather: The annual temperature is 23ºC during summer time, meanwhile during winter time the temperature reaches 7ºC. The media annual rains are 113 milimeters, although in the park the rains oscillates between 800 and 1000 milimiters.
Services: Housing, food, roads, outdoor activities, transportation, information center.
Surroundings: Barraza, Caren, Combarbala, La Paloma Dam, recoleta Dam, La Chimba, Monte Patria, Pichasca Natural Monumet, Ovalle, La Gallardita ecologycal park, Fray Jorge National Park, salala, Sataqui, Encanto valley, Rio Hurtado valley.