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Humboldt Penguin National Reserve
It is formed by three islands at the border of both regions; Chañaral Island, Choros Island and Damas Island. Just as its name says, this reserve is known for the presence of a colony of Humboldt penguin, that can be easily observed by booking a tour. Beside the penguins, it’s possible to watch sea lions, dolphins and several birds. It has been reported that during the summer it is possible to watch sperm and blue whales.
Mountain Climbing and the Anzota Caves
Anzota Caves, a place which thousands of years ago was home to one of the first South American cultures is now a popular tourist spot in Arica. Read about our visit there and other things to do in Arica, Chile.
San Cristobal Hill
Cerro San Cristóbal is located within the Metropolitan Park of Santiago (the largest urban park in Chile) and is worth a visit to access a panoramic view of the city and the Andes, 700 meters high.
Tour Cerro Castillo on horseback or trekking. Its trails deliver routes of different sizes and intensities. Do you want to test your capabilities? Do the full-day trekking if you want a condensed experience, but if you are an innate athlete, take the adventure of 5 days and more than 45 km. of extension. High impact activity, it has become one of the most famous in the country thanks to its view of hanging glaciers and the possibility of crossing portezuelos where snow abounds in summer.
Independence Square in Concepcion
It is well known that the Plaza de Armas de Concepción is called Plaza de la Independencia. In fact, according to the National Tourism Service (Sernatur), this is the only “Plaza de Armas” in Chile that bears a name different from that.
With 120 square kilometers of extension that include the Cui Cui and Fresia inslands, the lake has beautiful gray-sand beaches enabled for visitors with an equipped tourist infrastructure. In Lake puyehue it is possible to practice various sports activities, especially recreatinal fishing due to the presence of salmon and trout between the months of November and May.
Punta de Lobos
Punta de Lobos was selected as a World Surf Reserve, as it is one of the best places in the world to practice this sport. In the world, only nine areas have been selected as prestigious world surf reserves, being an important recognition by the surfing community to add Punta de Lobos to the elite list of the best places on the planet.
It includes the south of Lake Calafquén and the Pellaifa, Neltume, Pirehueico, Riñihue, Pullinque, and Panguipulli lakes; The city is an important tourist center that still maintains a charming harbor atmosphere. Also, it is characterized by having thousands of rose bushes planted in its streets and owning exquisite cheeses, cider, honey, and jam.
Founded as a fortress at Cape Horn in 1767, Ancud is today one of the most visited attractions by tourists from all over the world for being the best located city in Chiloé. It is the political and military capital, and has a beautiful urban infrastructure planning that combines the typical architecture of the area with the modernity of recent constructions.