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I'm so glad I took the time to visit this slightly off-the-beaten-path reserve, as it's been a highlight of Chile so far.
I took a colectivo from La Serena at 9am (but I recommend getting there at least 15 minutes ahead, just so you can...More
We were fairly desperate to see penguins and had to extend our stay in la Serena by 1 more night as national parks in Chile are all closed on Mondays.
As we hadn't booked a tour because of the price we instead decided to freestyle...More
I visited Punta de Choros in low season and the village looks like an openair dump (there is rubbish everywhere, even in the cabanas "gardens").
I got a tour then to visit the area of the reserve. There are tons of animals that should be...More
You can take a bus from La Serena, in front of the bakery Los Griegos (9000 retour trip), pay Concaf at the city (6000) and book a boat (10000). The bus will wait for your return, the boat company and the bus work together. This...More
Price: 25'000 CLP
Time: a full day (9am-5pm)
Departure: 09:00 in front of the bakery: Panaderia Los Griegos (crossing Matta/Aguirre), La Serena
It's a national reserve composed of 3 islands (only 2 of them are usually covered by the traditional boat excursion). The main purpose...More
Really a great place. Perhaps the actual landscape isn't that inspiring, but the wildlife is awesome. I went in May and managed to see some penguins, sea lions, a sea otter, a pod of dolphins and lots of birds. Practical information... I went as a...More
I don't think it's average. I don't think it's VERY good. So I would be in between, like 3.5. If you have the opportunity and don't get motion sickness (because of the boat ride to the island) then you should go! When I went it...More
We took a very rough boat ride out, we got off for half an hour at Isla Damas which doesn't give you much time, but enough to see the flora and fauna. Then off back on the boat to see the Penguins, sea lions and...More
There are two islands which can be visited, Isla de choros where most of the wildlife is concentrated, but one is not allowed to go on shore, and Isla de Damas, with a nive beach (but cold water). The roundtrip takes about 3 hours by...More
It is a really good place for seeing lots of animals in the wild. At Punta Chorros you got fishers and guides for tourist. You have to sign in before 2 pm to do a boattrip in the reserva. It's really worth going on this...More