TORCA LAGOON NATIONAL RESERVE
Know Torca Lagoon National Reserve
Administrated by CONAF (Forest National Corporation), the reserve is part of a group of lagoons. Torca Lagoon offers a beautiful landscape of 604 hectares. Declared Nature Sanctuary, the lagoons have juncos, batros and totorales in the shore and an avifauna that includes ducks, taguas and black neck swans. Also, the attraction has paths and an Environmental Interpretation Center.
Attractions: Flora and fauna. Ambiental Center.
Activities: Picnic, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.
How to get there: Land route, by Route J-60 from Curicó. Then take Route J-80, Route J-820 and Road J-810.
When to go: All year long.
Weather: Moderate Mediterranean weather. In the shore, the temperatures are moderate, with a dry season of 6 months by the north and 4 months in the south. During summer time, the high temperature goes from 19ºC to 30ºC, during winter the minimum temperature goes down to 7ºC.
Services: Housing, food, outdoor activities, transportation, camping, roads, information center.
Surroundings: Iloca beach, Duao beach and bay, San Pedro Springs, Llico Bay, Carlos Condell Hill, Teno Lagoons, English Park, Curicó, Villa Prat town, Torca Lagoon National Reserve, Radal Siete Tazas National Reserve, Salinas de Boyeruca, La Leona Waterfalls, Las Siete Tazas waterfalls, Vichuquén, Vichuque Lake, El Planchón Volcano.
The entrance costs $1300 Chilean pesos for adults and $300 Chilean pesos for kids.