Juan Fernandez National Park

Juan Fernandez National Park

Information about Juan Fernandez National Park

The National Park covers an area of 9571 hectares. It comprises the islands of Santa Clara, Alexander Selkirk and most of the Robinson Crusoe island. Administratively located in the province of Valparaiso, commune of Juan Fernandez.

Access Routes
The park is 667 km. the coast of continental Chile to the west, opposite the port of San Antonio.
Air travel time is 2 to 3 hours, and by sea, between 25 and 72 hours depending on the type of boat.
All domestic and foreign visitors must come to the park administration to report and record their visit.

Tourist Information
Park Administration:

It is located at 1,000 m. berthing pier of St. John the Baptist and the town of that name in Robinson Crusoe Island.
There is an information booth at 150 mt CONAF. the dock.

Ranger office:
There is a creche at Alejandro Selkirk Island, located 187 km. west of Robinson Crusoe, which provides information and guidance for scientific expeditions. This works only in spring and summer and has radio equipment.

Areas Snack:
On the beach, The Stick, which is outside the park, there are 15 picnic sites, with stoves and garbage dumps. A picnic area located inside the park is located on the plaza El Yunque, where there are 4 table - benches and associated burner and landfills.

Hiking trails:
Sendero al Mirador Alexander Selkirk:
Length 2.700 m. Approximate travel time: 1 hour and 30 minutes each way. It allows a panoramic view of both ends of the island. In a self-guided tour and his tour has some interpretive stations floristic resources present in the Robinson Crusoe Island. The degree of difficulty is moderate to high, since most of the trail is uphill, with an average slope of 30 degrees.

Path Villagra sector:
Length: 5 km. Approximate tour: 3 hours one way. It is the continuation of the trail Mirador Alexander Selkirk, looks flora and fauna. Degree of difficulty: moderate.

Path to Airport:

Length: 13 km. Approximate tour: 7 hours one way. It is the continuation of the above, you can have a panoramic view of St. Clare Island, Difficulty: moderate.





Services outside the Area:
Telephone: Public telephone service is now available in the village.
First Aid: rural health post in the town of San Juan Bautista.


Food Sale: The town of San Juan Bautista.

Mail: In the town of San Juan Bautista.
Bank: no on the island, so it is recommended to carry cash.

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