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Pan de Azucar Island
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Pan de Azucar Island

Pan de Azúcar Island is a small island located off the coast of northern Chile, approximately 42 miles northwest of Antofagasta. It is part of the Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world, and is the northernmost of the three islands that make up the Humboldt National Park.

The island is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including seabirds, dolphins, sea lions, and penguins. It is also home to a number of archaeological sites, including the remains of a fort built by the Spanish in the early 1700s.

The island is a popular destination for tourists and is home to a number of resorts, restaurants, and other attractions. It is also a popular spot for whale watching, with humpback and sperm whales often seen in the waters around the island.

Pan de Azúcar Island has a rich history and was an important site during the War of the Pacific. In 1879, it was the site of a naval battle between Chile and Peru, and in 1883 it was the site of the Battle of Pisagua, which saw Chile defeat Peru and Bolivia.

In addition to its historical significance, Pan de Azúcar Island is also an important environmental site, as it is home to a number of endangered species, including the Humboldt penguin, the Chilean flamingo, and the Chilean woodstar. It is also home to a number of rare plants and animals, and is a designated Ramsar site, a wetland of international importance.

Excursion tips for a day in Pan de Azucar Island

As a tourist visiting Pan de Azucar Island in Chile, there is a wide range of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some suggestions:

1. Visit the Pan de Azucar National Park, where you can explore the island's unique coastal desert landscape and observe the native wildlife.

2. Take a boat tour around the island to admire the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.

3. Relax on the beach and soak up the sun.

4. Go snorkeling or scuba diving to explore the island's underwater world.

5. Visit the Pan de Azucar Lighthouse, which offers spectacular views of the island and surrounding ocean.

6. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch at one of the island's many seafood restaurants.

7. Go on a horseback riding tour of the island, taking in the stunning scenery.

8. Take a guided tour of the island's historical sites and learn about its fascinating past.

9. Spend the evening stargazing and marveling at the night sky.

10. Visit the many shops and galleries around the island to find unique souvenirs and gifts.

Experience Pan de Azucar Island with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Pan de Azucar Island. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Pan de Azucar Island

Pan de Azucar Island in Chile experiences a mild climate with temperatures ranging from 8-20°C throughout the year. In the summer (December to March), the temperature is relatively warm with an average high of 20°C and lows of 8°C. In the winter (June to September), temperatures drop to an average high of 16°C and lows of 8°C. In the spring (September to December) and autumn (March to June) temperatures are mild, with an average high of 18°C and lows of 8°C. The island experiences little to no rainfall throughout the year and the humidity is generally low.

Cruise weather for Pan de Azucar Island

Our weather forecast for Pan de Azucar Island helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 13.0 °C
min: 10.4 °C
17.6 m/s
19.1 m/s
62.9 %
17.2 m
88.3 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 13.8 °C
min: 12.8 °C
17.6 m/s
19.1 m/s
34.5 %
23.5 m
80.9 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 13.2 °C
min: 12.4 °C
15.5 m/s
16.9 m/s
74.4 %
24.1 m
84.4 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 14.3 °C
min: 12.3 °C
21.6 m/s
29.9 m/s
86.0 %
24.1 m
84.2 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 14.7 °C
min: 13.5 °C
21.5 m/s
29.9 m/s
44.6 %
24.0 m
77.0 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 14.1 °C
min: 13 °C
21.2 m/s
24.5 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
80.6 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 14.2 °C
min: 12.8 °C
19.1 m/s
24.5 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
79.3 %
1,022 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 14.7 °C
min: 13.1 °C
28.8 m/s
34.9 m/s
3.6 %
24.1 m
81.5 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 14.2 °C
min: 11.2 °C
27.7 m/s
28.9 m/s
27.0 %
19.7 m
87.7 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 13.6 °C
min: 11.5 °C
11.5 m/s
12.2 m/s
44.4 %
23.1 m
87.0 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 13.8 °C
min: 12 °C
14.8 m/s
15.8 m/s
50.7 %
20.8 m
87.9 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 13.0 °C
min: 11.7 °C
10.4 m/s
11.9 m/s
56.8 %
22.8 m
87.4 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 12.5 °C
min: 10.9 °C
9.0 m/s
10.4 m/s
37.6 %
18.4 m
87.1 %
1,016 hPa

Cruises to Pan de Azucar Island

Would you like to travel to Pan de Azucar Island on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Pan de Azucar Island.

Scheduled ship calls in Pan de Azucar Island, Chile
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 16th 2024 Saturday, 16th of Nov. 2024 Silver Wind Expedition 12:00 pm 05:00 pm
Nov. 18th 2024 Monday, 18th of Nov. 2024 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 3rd 2025 Wednesday, 3rd of Dec. 2025 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am

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Antofagasta in Chile 280,02 km
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