The Pacific lives up to its name here and has very gentle waves which come through to the sheltering bay – ideal for swimming and drifting on the waves. But also active “water rats” (as we Germans call people who love to be in the water) love it here. The gentle winds make surfing, kite surfing, diving, and kayaking perfect recreational fun. Also, the sky is always a bright blue here.
In the nearby town of Caldera, we recommend a visit to the paleontological museum, which is installed in the first railway station in Chile (which no longer in use). Nature lovers will be amazed by the prehistoric finds of extinct species; Bahía Inglesa is a species-rich “quarry” with fossils of nearly 80 different species. One fossil of great note is the over 10 million year old skull of a primeval whale.