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Ruta de la Sal

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Address: Camino a Cahuil, Pichilemu, Chile
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Cahuil beatiful

Cahuil has a beatiful place to visit with the family. Yo can actually see how they harvest the salt. Just amazing.

Reviewed 16 January 2017
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Cahuil has a beatiful place to visit with the family. Yo can actually see how they harvest the salt. Just amazing.

Thank lolamejia2909
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The peaceful country landscape changes from a blue river flowing quietly to a white-gray salty marsh with flocks of different birds including ducks, geese, and swans which attract your attention and make you take photo after photo. There is a fair nearby where you can buy salt in sacks or gourment savoured salts and honeys and curious handcrafted souvenirs. You... More 

Thank Alicia L
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

If you're in Pichilemu, Cahuil is a nice place to go. Located at no more than 30 minutes from Pichilemu, this is a quiet place where you can watch the process of the salt and how people work in there. There's not a lot to see there apart from the people working in here and the beautiful nature surrounding Cahuil,... More 

Thank Cata M
Colmar, France
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70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Very nice route following the different natural pools where they produce artisanally salt (starting in November when water starts to evaporate). You will see many birds too.

Thank Anne S
Santiago, Chile
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9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

I was there just in time to see how the salt was created, everything is very rural and nice, the people is very kind and friendly, you have to take your car and you can spend some time in the Cahuil river which is also very nice.

Thank mauorellanam
Santiago, Chile
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44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

If you have one day in Pichilemu it´s definitely worth a little detour past the punta de lobos surf spot to the Barrancas salt winning area. We didn´t do an entire ´ruta´, we just went straight to this place. But the road from Pichilemu to this place is alreay very nice. From Punta de Lobos it´s a 15 minute ride... More 

1 Thank Mark M
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2016

. Theirs is the best. Great local business... support it! WE went to the Salt Co op. They were great for photo ops. Salt was tasty. We bought 6 kgs for about $5. Wish I had brought some fresh tomatoes to go with them!

Thank phwhitney
Santiago, Chile
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

You must take a ride to Cahuil. Dont even bother going all the way to Bucalemu, just allow plenty time to enjoy the ride along the lake, take as may pictures as you can from swans, ducks, donkeys, horses, beautiful trees and stop in the salt mine by the end, where you can see grumpy old men scraping the salt... More 

Thank Mcgatto
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Beautifull rustic salt place, on an amazing nature. Its a place not exploited touristic yet, so you can walk everywhere freely

Thank Diego S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

Truly great trip worthily a detour. We decided to go to las salinas at Cahuil: you reach it via a dirty road totally manageable on a regular car. Stunning views! Note: make sure you drive further after the first artisanal point to get the best views and a fantastic wallboard in the middle of the fjord

Thank Giorgio G

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