"Isla Damas, a natural reserve" Isla Damas by IIGUANA

Isla Damas Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 30 photos

Isla Damas is located on the shore off Punta de Choros, northern La Serena. It's one of three islands that belongs to the Pingüino de Humboldt National Park.
This island is the only one where you can actually touch, since the other 2 have a lot of animals, and people are not allowed. Animals such as penguins, sea otters, sea lions, sea elephants and dolphins (which I didn't see... I must go again).
The island itself has nothing. Not even water. Only 4 toilets and nothing else. It has 2 beautilful beaches, which are the only must-sees on it, but it's worth the trip. Consider the fact that only 50 people are allowed in the island at the same time, so if you ever want to get to it, you must contact the CONAF people to get permission.
Other than these, the island is beautiful, and it's such a relaxing place.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:100% relaxation
  • Cons:No water on the island
  • In a nutshell:Relax and enjoy the view!!!
  • Last visit to Isla Damas: Apr 2004
  • Intro Written Apr 15, 2004
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  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2008 at 5:55 AM

    Great tips for an island adventure. Thanks for sharing your travel here. Cheers from Penang, SL :)

  • popoze's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2007 at 12:09 AM

    Looks a bit like "Las Islas Ballestas" in Peru. very nice.

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2006 at 10:54 AM

    It seems an interesting place to discover. Beautiful scenary and nice pictures!

  • condorito's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2006 at 12:43 PM

    Looks like a paradise, very chevere thanks

  • yayi78's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2005 at 11:14 AM

    i will txs pd.tu homepage espectacular tb. (saquese un viajecito) :)

  • mikegr's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2005 at 5:18 AM

    Isla Damas looks wonderful - thanks for a great page! I tried to find it in my guide book but there is no sign of it. I migh be asking you for directions when I come to Chile later this year! Best wishes from Japan. Mike

  • Dec 5, 2004 at 4:19 AM

    WOW...I love the beach #3 already!

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2004 at 12:16 PM

    Very nice place and page :-) Greetings Nat

  • Yiannis2000's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2004 at 6:44 AM

    Great page and photos!!! Thanks a lot for sharing, have a nice weekend!

  • Geisha_Girl's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2004 at 10:24 AM

    Isla Damas is an Isla Bonita! What an ecological paradise!!! I would LOVE to do something like this with my friends.....play "Paperless Pictionary" out on the beach while being cheered on by penguins! ;-)))


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