Welcome to Monumento Natural Islotes de Puñihuil
Three islands off the coast of Puñihuil, on the Pacific Ocean, are breeding grounds for Magellanic and the near-extinct Humboldt penguins, and a haven for blue whales. The entire area is protected as a natural monument and a no-fishing zone is enforced in the area. The best time of year to go for the penguins is when they are breeding, from September to March (you might otherwise be out of luck). Several travel agencies in Ancud organize excursions to the site, or you can grab a bus from central Ancud on your own. No matter how you arrive, your transportation will drive right out onto a magnificent rugged beach.