Hundreds of thousands of coins, twenty pots of gold and ten jars of jewels are the treasure that the English corsair, Sir Francis Drake, stole in numerous coasts and combats around the world, and that he buried in some part of the peninsula he discovered in 1578; or at least that's how the most famous pirate legend of Coquimbo tells it.
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.