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Humbold Penguin National Reserve

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With 859 hectares, The Humboldt Penguis National Reserve was created in 1990, and still features a wonderful fauna, most in danger of extinction.

The reserve includes the Aceituno de Chañaral Island (third region) and Damas and Choros Islands (fourth region). The reserve protects an impressive avifauna of bandurias, yacas, chungungos, tropical birds and the Humboldt penguins, as well as dolphins and seadogs.

The amazing landscape is combined with a singular topography. Outdoor activities are possible in the Damas Island, as long as you have written permission by CONAF.

Attractions

Fauna in danger of extinction. Beautiful landscape.

Activities

Swimming, sailing, scuba diving, sport fishing, sea kayak, picnic, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.

Location

Fourth region. Located 114 kilometers northwest of La Serena, 60 kilometers northwest of La Higuera and 5 kilometers west of Punta de Choros.

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-Punta Choros: Land route, by Panamericana Highway 5 North.

Punta Choros-Choros and Dama Islands: Seaway.

When to go?

All yea.

Climate

Semiarid. Arid by the north and mild by the south. The shore temperatures are homogeneuos, meanwhile in the interior the temperature oscillates between day and night time. Rain during winter season.

Services

Food, outdoor activities, camping.

Surroundings

Andacollo, Las Tacas Beach, Los Hornos Bay, El Tofo Hill, Old Chungungo, La Serena, Coquimbo, Choros Island, Damas Island, La Higuera, La Serena, Las Campanas Astronomy Observatory, La Silla Astronomy Observatory, Blanca Beach, Choros beach, Guanaqueros beach, La herradura beach, Peñuelas beach, Tongoy, Punta Choros, Humboldt Penguin National Reserve.

Admission

Entrance is $1600 Chilean pesos for adults, and $600 Chilean pesos for kids.

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