Puñihuil Penguins

Puñihuil Penguins

Information about Puñihuil Penguins

Direccion: 28 kilometros de Ancud - See on the Map

The Islotes Natural Monument of Puñihuil is a protected wilderness area found on the west coast facing the Pacific Ocean 28km from Ancud.
They are three islets located off the western coast of the Isla Grande de Chiloé.

How to get to Natural Monument Islotes de Puñihuil
In Car: From Ancud take the route w-20 road to Lechagua, then after 12 km you should take the route w220. Then, it is necessary to continue about 14 kilometers until reaching a new junction, in the Mar Brava sector. From this point will be approximately 2 kilometers to reach the islets of Puñihuil, crossing the beach where you can park the cars.
It should be noted that to see the islets better, it is recommended to take a boat or boat.

The monument is noted for being the only known place where the Humboldt and Magellanic penguins share the site for breeding. It is also a breeding area for other species, such as the gray cormorant and the Dominican gull, and it is also possible to find chungungos or sea cats.

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