HUMBOLD PENGUIN NATIONAL RESERVE
Know Humbold Penguin National ReserveWith 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.
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.
Weather: 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.