Beautiful nature in the central coast of Chile

Beautiful nature in the central coast of Chile

The Most beautiful natural places by the Coast:

El Membrillo wetland
Quebrada de Cordova
Canelo-Canelillo Park
El Peral Lagoon
Cartagena wetland
Maipo River’s Mouth

From north to south, the “Litoral de Los Poetas” is a rich territory for the practice of eco-tourism, a rising value that is evolving favorably and that attracts more travelers every day as an alternative to sun and beach tourism. The evolution towards a more responsible and conscientious consumption is closely linked to this eco-tourism that is gaining more prominence day by day. According to data from the World Tourism Organization, this modality already represents 15% of total tourism.

El Membrillo Wetland


It is a Nature Sanctuary due to its variety of migratory birds in the area.
But it was threatened due to the construction of San Alfonso del Mar Resort (dumping of sewage, garbage, among others). But Thanks to the efforts of the Kennedy Foundation and the Municipality of Algarrobo, it was possible to rescue this Nature Sanctuary.

Quebrada de Cordova 

El Tabo

It is a gorge, it has been a Nature Sanctuary since 2017, it has trails easy to travel. Which do not take more than 2 hours of trekking. In this place, you will find a variety of native trees which you can get to know as you go. An excellent place to connect with nature and the sounds of the local birds.
Some of the threats in the area are illegal hunting, fires caused by rubble, garbage, and a decrease in the flow of the estuary due to the increase in water catchments in the sector.

Canelo-Canelillo Park Algarrobo


Made up of two beaches along with 2 Nature Sanctuaries, one of them is the “Islote Pájaros Niños”, and the other “El Peñón Peñablanca”.
The first one, was declared Nature Sanctuarie in 1978, due to its ecological importance. In it are the Humboldt Penguin, which are in danger of extinction, the Magellanic Penguin.
The second one, “El Peñón Peñablanca”, declared Nature Sanctuarie in 1982, which has a diversity of species, as Black Cormorant, Red-winged Cormorant, Pelican, Booby and Dominican Gull.

El Peral lagoon 

El Tabo

It is a Nature Sanctuary since 1975. Due to the conditions of this lagoon, it allows the reproduction of a great variety of bird species, including the black-necked swan. It has a rich biodiversity in terms of birds and aquatic plants, it is made up of a system of dunes that surrounds it and separates it from the sea.

Cartagena’s wetland 


It is a municipal natural reserve, it works as a refuge for migratory birds, national and international, as well as other animal and plant species found in a conservation category and are present only in places with wetland characteristics. One of the disadvantages is that it is located in an urban area, generating night hunting of birds, removal of debris and construction material waste in the wetland, among others

Mouth of the Maipo River 

San Antonio

This place is one of the most important in Central Chile for waterfowl, concentrating thousands of birds, congregated in groups of thousands after their extensive journey from the northern hemisphere.
Some of the prominent species are Franklin’s Gull and the Yellow Bird.