One activity that you really shouldn’t miss is exploring part of Juan Fernández Archipelago National Park. Only about 1% of Chile’s population has visited Robinson Crusoe Island, so anyone who ventures here will experience one of the most exclusive places on Earth.

To get into Juan Fernández Archipelago National Park, you must pay the entry fee at the office of the National Forestry Corporation (Corporación Nacional Forestal, CONAF), which is located opposite the town plaza. There are many different options for trekking or horseback riding on the island.

For instance, you can take a walk to the town of San Juan Bautista. In just over two hours, you´ll visit the most important points around Cumberland Bay. This is an easy circuit.

There are pleasant walks to the Selkirk look-out, Yunque Square, Salsipuedes, Cerro Centinela, Puerto Francés and Villagra Bay. These walks are suitable for reasonably fit people equipped with trekking shoes, water, sunglasses and a jacket. Another route which can be taken by foot, horseback or boat is to Punta de Isla, in the southernmost part of Robinson Crusoe, where camping is allowed on the beaches.

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