Isla Cachagua Natural Monument has a surface area of 89,5 hectares administered by Conaf. In its information you can find data about the region's protected areas. The monument also has four trails, children playground, and a restaurants.
From Santiago: 165 km through Ruta 5 norte, taking the Nogales exit (F-"0) and then Ruta F-30-E.
These roads will get you to Cachagua beach, for this monument is only open for research purpuses previously authorized by Conaf. Nevertheless, in Caleta Zapallar you can book boat rides, weather permitting, and sail around the islet to take pictures of the flora and fauna species present there.
When to go : Year round
Climate : Its climate is temperate with winter rain, long dry season. There are clouds year round, mostly in winter, which causes low thermal amplitude. The variation between the hottest and colest month is only 5 to 6°C.
The annual precipitation index is of 350 mm, with eight dry months.
Attractions in Isla Cachagua Natural Monument
Agua santa: 750 mts, 1 hour.
Los Copihues: 420 mts, 30 minuntes.
Los Lotos: 980 mts, 1 hour.
Huepil: 216 mts, apt for people with special needs.
Help us protect the monument's natural resources by following these recommendations:
Protect the vegetation
Protect the fauna species, natural refuges and nesting sites.
Camp and picnic only in authorised places.
If you have doubts, contact the park ranger or the area administrator.
Natural Heritage in Isla Cachagua Natural Monument
Depending on the season you can find up to 2000 Humboldt penguins on the islet. Around 10 10% of the world population of the Humbold penguin nest here. There are also other species like the Magellanic Penguin, sea lions, pelicans, and marine otters.
The climate in the V Region is chilly and Mediterranean with dry summers and humid and temperate winters. The average annual temperature is 15° C. During winter the temperature is around 11°, and during summer the temperatures surpass 25 ° C.
Do not litter on beaches, parks, or streets. Taking care of our environment is everyone's responsibility. Avoid fines by following the rules.