The visit to Punta de Choros, located in the northwestern part of the Los Choros stream, brings a well-deserved reward: the encounter with a bottle-nosed dolphin colony, the southernmost specimen in the world.

Along with that, you can visit ancient indigenous settlements, enjoy its beautiful beaches, practice scuba diving and take boat tours offered to the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve.

A place that invites you to relax and only 1 hour from La Serena to the north. Its calm and passivity of its inhabitants will make you transport to another world.

Punta de Choros has a wide range of accommodation at all prices and for all tastes.

How to get

Through Route 5 to the north 114 kms towards Punta de Choro, taking in the sector of El Trapiche, the deviation towards the Coast. (2 hours of Travel). The CONAF office administers the reservation and in Punta de Choros you can obtain the visitor ticket that has a value of $ 2500 for adults and $ 1000 for children.

Featured places

In the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve camping is not allowed. We recommend you take cash if you intend to stay in Punta de Choros, since there is little commerce that accepts payments with bank cards.


The Humboldt Penguin National Reserve is open to the public in low season (Apr-Nov): income Wednesday to Sunday and holidays: 09:00 to 16:30 hrs. High season (Dec-Mar): open every day. Entry between 09:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., departure at 4:00 p.m. It is not attended on December 25, and on January 1. Rates:

National Adult $ 3000.
Foreign Adult (Includes foreign senior citizen) $ 6000.
Adult with different capacities $ 1500.
National or foreign child <6 years old or with different capacities: released. National Child between 6 and 18 years old $ 1500. Child Foreigner between 6 and 18 years old $ 3000. Senior $ 1500