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Pan de Azucar National Park, the desert by the sea in Chile


pan_azucarEl Parque Nacional Pan de Azúcar, se asienta sobre un extraño territorio: es árido, pero se nutre de la humedad de las brumas marinas. Situado al norte de Chile, en la región de Atacama, cerca de Chañaral y a 200 kilómetros de Copiapó, el parque es un área notable por la variedad de especies en un sitio que a simple vista se asemeja y mucho a un desierto.

El parque Pan de Azúcar, es un área árida donde se pueden practicar todo tipo de actividades al aire libre, desde pesca, montañismo, buceo y kayak en el mar, hasta excursiones para observación de fauna, flora y safaris fotográficos en un paisaje único en donde una de las zonas más áridas del planeta tienen su singular encuentro con el mar.

With a Mediterranean climate and coastal fog that underpin the amazing life adapting to desert National Sugarloaf elParque is ideal to visit all year round, but in summer the temperatures are quite high. The park can go on short trips, with many areas of cabins and camping sites to spend the night under a starry sky and is a spectacle in itself. The excursions in the park, ranging from an island known as Sugarloaf, inhabited by Humboldt penguins, and you can explore embarked, without descending, until a famous fishing village creek and a gazebo, beaches and many trails and areas hiking and exploration.

To arrive at Pan de Azucar National Park, you can make the airway from Santiago to Copiapo, then go by road to Chañaral. The vehicles are available throughout the year. DesdeChañaral, at kilometer 968 of Route 5 North, you can continue on a gravel road along the coast, in a typical landscape of the park, arid and cactus overlooking the sea.
Most campsites are in the Playa boobies, Playa Caleta Soldier or Sugarloaf. We just need to calculate a good supply of water and sunscreen to tour the park, and be ready to dazzle with the landscape Sugarloaf end.