Centro de Interpretación

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Lonely Planet review

Located 1.5km south of the park-entry point, where a S5 entrance fee is charged, this modest center’s displays kick off with a 12-minute rather twee video aimed, it would seem, at wide-eyed teenagers. The subsequent exhibits on fauna, archaeology and geology are weightier and more inspiring. The new Museo Julio C Tello next door, which opened in July 2012, has upped the ante significantly. The bay in front of the complex is the best spot to view Chilean flamingos, and there’s now a walkway down to a mirador (lookout), from where these birds can best be spotted from June through August.