Isla Damas

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Isla Damas beach
Isla Damas
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Humboldt Penguins

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The beaches on Isla Damas are quite unusual for Chile and you could be mistaken for thinking you had mistakenly landed on an island somewhere in the Mediterranean. The landscape is arid with low shrubs clinging to the sandy soil. There are two beaches on the island; La Poza and Las Tijeras both of which have fine white sand and clear turquoise water. They are also on the sheltered side of the island, facing back towards the mountains of the mainland a few miles away. This makes the water calmer and safer (but still chilly) for bathing.

Isla Damas is one of three islands 5km west of Punta de Choros which make up the National Humboldt Penguin Reserve. However, unlike the islands of Choros and Chañaral, Damas is the only one which you can disembark on. There is also a small area for camping.
As you would expect there is an abundance of wildlife in this area. Sea birds, dolphins, sea lions, sea otters and the Humboldt penguins can all be seen here although to get up close you'll need to take one of the many boat trips that leave from the beach.

Isla Damas Weather Info

5 Day Isla Damas UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Isla Damas tide times & sea state

Thu 16/01 »

Surf report for Thu 16/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 11ft 11s  °  ° 9mph
12:00 10ft 11s  °  ° 5mph
18:00 10ft 11s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
High 3:45am (1.47m)
Low 10:27am (0.40m)
High 4:54pm (1.31m)
Low 10:49pm (0.64m)
Daylight
First light06:35
Sunrise07:01
Sunset20:49
Dark21:15

Fri 17/01 »

Surf report for Fri 17/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 9ft 12s  °  ° 3mph
12:00 9ft 12s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 9ft 12s  °  ° 2mph
Tide times
High 4:52am (1.33m)
Low 11:24am (0.44m)
High 6:04pm (1.38m)
Daylight
First light06:36
Sunrise07:02
Sunset20:49
Dark21:15

Sat 18/01 »

Surf report for Sat 18/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 7mph
12:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 3mph
18:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Low 12:19am (0.64m)
High 6:07am (1.23m)
Low 12:23pm (0.46m)
High 7:11pm (1.47m)
Daylight
First light06:37
Sunrise07:03
Sunset20:49
Dark21:15

Sun 19/01 »

Surf report for Sun 19/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 4mph
12:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 3mph
Tide times
Low 1:43am (0.59m)
High 7:24am (1.17m)
Low 1:22pm (0.47m)
High 8:11pm (1.57m)
Daylight
First light06:38
Sunrise07:04
Sunset20:48
Dark21:15

Mon 20/01 »

Surf report for Mon 20/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 2mph
12:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 7ft 16s  °  ° 4mph
Tide times
Low 2:54am (0.51m)
High 8:34am (1.15m)
Low 2:18pm (0.47m)
High 9:05pm (1.66m)
Daylight
First light06:39
Sunrise07:05
Sunset20:48
Dark21:14

Tue 21/01 »

Surf report for Tue 21/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 15s  °  ° 5mph
12:00 7ft 14s  °  ° 3mph
18:00 6ft 14s  °  ° 4mph
Tide times
Low 3:52am (0.43m)
High 9:33am (1.15m)
Low 3:09pm (0.45m)
High 9:53pm (1.72m)
Daylight
First light06:40
Sunrise07:06
Sunset20:48
Dark21:14

Today's weather

Clear sky

22 °C
(71 °F)

Light breeze, 9.7 km/h from WNW

Sea temperature

17.7°C / 63.8°F

Rating

Average: 4 (1 vote)

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