Parque Nacional Pan de Azúcar, (Near Chañaral), . National park, 100Km north from Caldera. There are 19 endemic species of cactus. Make sure you visit the island Pan de Azucar to see the penguins and go to the mirador for the amazing views. You can see guannacos in the way to mirador. Rodrigo (Geotours) is the only tour operator working all year. Professional and with knowledge about all the region (www.geotours-chile.cl , (09)82935042, firstname.lastname@example.org)$2500. edit
Zoologico de piedras (Stone zoo), (On the road to Pan de Azucar, 12Km from Caldera). Interesting erosioned rocks with different shapes.Free. edit
Playa la Virgen, (60Km South from Caldera). Considered the most beautiful beach in Chile.Free. edit
Santa Isabel, (two blocks north from main square). For all your supermarket needs.edit
La casa de la empanada II, Calle Carvallo (5 blocks from the main square, in front of the soccer stadium), ☎ (052)315972, . 12 PM - 11 PM from Monday to Sunday. By far best empanadas in town with more than 30 different to choose. Also good variety of fresh fish, seafood and meat. From Monday to Friday awsome daily menu for $4500. Average price, but the quality of the food is above average.edit
Residencial Millaray, Cosiño, 331 (on the square). Simple accomodation, you can use the kitchen.7000-8000. edit
Residencial San Vicente, el Algarrobo 425 (2 blocks behind the church), ☎ (052)317008. Family owned place, recently open (Aug 2012), very clean, very comfortable beds, cable TV, kitchen avaliable with all facilities. email@example.com
There is a woman who does a laundry service out of her house. If you are in the main square facing the church, walk up (south) on the street on the right of the church. In about 2 or 3 blocks, there is a sign for Lavandería and it has the address. You can also ask, everyone seems to know it.
Bahía Inglesa - a lovely yet windy beach about 20 minutes away by collectivo. Costs about $1000 to get there.
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