We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Reserva Nacional Pinguino de Humboldt

Features Animals
Review Highlights
Muchos animales, y maravilloso naturaleza

I'm so glad I took the time to visit this slightly off-the-beaten-path reserve, as it's been a... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
Los Angeles, California
Freestyle visit to the pengüino humbolt national park

We were fairly desperate to see penguins and had to extend our stay in la Serena by 1 more night as... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Angus H
via mobile
Read all 83 reviews
All photos (108)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“high season”(3 reviews)
“boat ride”(3 reviews)
“the reserve”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Punta Choros, Chile
Reviews (83)
Filter reviews
11 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews high season boat ride the reserve sea otters la serena chilli captain parks punta humboldt pesos animals landscape port
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 3 February 2018

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

3  Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

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

4  Thank Angus H
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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

3  Thank Francesco G
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

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

2  Thank CoisDeZweed
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

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

1  Thank Sylvain V
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

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

1  Thank klinky10
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

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

Thank anawritesreviews
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Aimee S
Reviewed 24 October 2015

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

1  Thank chileflora
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

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

3  Thank Wernerstb
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Reserva Nacional Pinguino de Humboldt staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines