Tongoy Bay – Coastal Wetlands

Leaving the seaside town of Tongoy via the extensive Playa Grande, this route lets you appreciate a great display of the repertory of Chilean birds, with around 100 different species, of which over 60% use the wetlands as their only source of food, shelter or reproduction.

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Location: Municipality of Tongoy, Coquimbo Region.

Distance: 11 km.

Travel time: 1/2 day.

Travel Mode: Hiking and bicycle.

Season: Year round.

Landmarks: 12.

Main attractions: Leaving the seaside town of Tongoy via the extensive Playa Grande, this route lets you appreciate a great display of the repertory of Chilean birds, with around 100 different species, of which over 60% use the wetlands as their only source of food, shelter or reproduction. The conservation of 15 of these species is facing serious problems and some are in risk of extinction. This is why this route is a unique chance to visit one of the coastal ecosystems with the greatest biodiversity that is easy to reach and to visit, which requires significant levels of responsibility and Care on the part of visitors.

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