Isla Pan de Azucar ChileIsla Pan de Azúcar is located 24km from the Pan de Azúcar National Park in Chile. The park straddles the border between the Antofagasta Region and the Atacama Region. Its name, Parque Nacional Pan de Azúcar, means "sugar loaf".
Pan de Azúcar NP is divided into two ecosystems: the coastal desert of Taltal and the steppe desert of the Sierra Vicuña Mackenna. There are more than 20 cactus species in the area, mainly of the genus Copiapoa. The Guanaco is the main mammal found in the park. Other mammals include Culpeo Fox, Chilla Fox and European Hare. The shoreline area is home to marine mammals, as are the Marine Otter and the South American Sea Lion. Among the birds is the Humboldt Penguin. Also reptile species of the genera Tropidurus and Callopistes inhabit the park.
Things to see and do
* Pan de Azucar National Reserve
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Peso (CLP)
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 438 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 56
Transport Links – The island can be reached by boat from the mainland but passengers are not allowed to leave the boat.