During my last trip to Chile, I had the chance to visit this Natural Monument called “La Portada of Antofagasta”. I hope you like it.


La Portada of Antofagasta

This peculiar rocky formation resembles a white arch. Set in an area where strong waves crash into the cliffs, La Portada beholds the power of nature reflected in these stone walls, which are actually mountain tops of the Coastal Mountain Range (Chile.Travel).

La Portada is located 18 km (11 mi) North of Antofagasta. You can get there by Route 1 Antofagasta-Tocopilla, from which an access road diverges at kilometer 20.

The monument is situated near Cerro Moreno International Airport and La Chimba National Reserve.

Walk along the coastline towards Tocopilla, and you will reach the natural monument, which is over 40 meters height. On the way, bring out your artistic side and take pictures of this beautiful natural sculpture. You will be able to photograph La Portada from different surrounding vantage points.


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Eduardo Reyes



Photo, credits to Johan Berna