Parque Nacional Llanos de Challe

Norte Chico

This 45,000-hectare desert park north of Huasco is a great place to escape the crowds. Several well-marked trails take in a bit of the desert flora (and with luck, you might see guanacos). The beaches here are also quite scenic, though the waves can be too rough for swimming.

Camping is available at Playa Blanca near the park's entrance.