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Punta Cabeza de Vaca (Atacama N Chile)

Punta Cabeza de Vaca (Atacama N Chile)

Characteristics

Description

Punta Cabeza de Vaca, one of the most salient points along this part of the coast, has two small hummocks near its extremity. 

East of the hummocks, the land is low for some distance, then it rises to several low hills which form the W extremity of a chain of coastal hills.

30/12/2012
Update
Joëlle
Punta Cabeza de Vaca, un des points le plus saillant de cette partie de côte, a deux petits monticules près de son extrémité. 

A l'E de ces monticules, la terre est basse sur une certaine distance, puis elle s'élève avec quelques basses collines qui forment l'extrémité W d'une chaîne de collines côtières. 

30/12/2012
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Joëlle
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Sites around Punta Cabeza de Vaca (Atacama N Chile)
Flying distances - Direct line

Bahia de Copiapo (Atacama N Chile)

27nm
193°
Bahia Copiapo lies S Punta Vial up to punta Dallas, even more in S. It is bordered to the center by a sandy beach and by rocks at each end.
Copiapo was once a shipping ore port, but it is no longer used such as such because of the poor anchorage and landing ...
9 Jan 13

Bahia Caldera (Atacama N Chile)

10nm
180°
Bahia Caldera is located between Punta Francisco and Punta Caldera. Caldera town is S Caldera harbour, SE of the bay.The bay is protected from SW winds. Strong N winds sometimes send a heavy swell into Puerto Caldera, particularly in the S part of the harbor. The port is situated ...
30 Dec 12

Caleta Calderilla (Atacama N Chile)

12nm
185°
Caleta Calderilla is about 2 NM S Punta Caldera lighthouse, between Punta Zorro and Punta Caldereta.

Rocks wich extend up to 0,1 NM from each of these points narrow the entrance of the cove to about 0,3 NM.A beacon is situated on Punta Zorro and a light is shown from Punta ...
1 Jan 13

Punta Francisco (Atacama N Chile)

9.3nm
177°
Punta Francisco is the N point of Puerto Cladera. Islets and rocks extend up to 0,2 NM NW and 0,2 NM SW from the point.Roca Chango, with 7m over it, lies about 0.5 NM W of Punta Francisco and is a danger in the immediate approach to Puerto Caldera. In heavy weather the sea breaks ...
30 Dec 12

Puerto Caldera (Atacama N Chile)

10nm
181°
Punta Caleta quay is 300 m NW of Punta Caleta. It is used for loading or discharging fruit, iron ore, and general cargo.
It has a berthing face 100m long, is 17m wide, and is constructed of concrete on steel piers. There are 5 mooring buoys in the vicinity.Muelle Fiscale, 1,5 NM ...
1 Jan 13

Punta Caleta (Atacama N Chile)

10nm
182°
Punta Caleta is located 1,2 NM SE of Punta Caldera.
30 Dec 12

Club de Yates de Caldera (Atacama N Chile)

11nm
179°
The yacht club of Caldera is SE end of Cadera bay, near a small quay.We moor on buoys.100 moorings
Draught max: 6 m length max: 25 m
1 Jan 13

Punta Caldera (Atacama N Chile)

10nm
186°
Punta Caldera is the S point of puerto Caldera. The point is low, it is the W end of a small peninsula. A light is shown from Punta Caldera.Islote Centinela Blanco and Islote Centinela Negro are islets which stand on a reef extending up to 0.3 mile W of the point.
30 Dec 12

Islote Jorge (Atacama N Chile)

10nm
187°
Islote Jorge are a group of small rocky islets located about 0.5 mile SW of Punta Caldereta.
1 Jan 13

Punta Obispo (Atacama N Chile)

11nm
22°
Punta Obispo, S punta Flamenquito, is overwhelmed by a rock, on its N side, immersed with less than 10 m. Islote Blanco at about 1 NM SW of Punta Obispo, is a good landmark.
30 Dec 12

Punta Morro (Atacama N Chile)

14nm
201°
It is the S tip of Bahia Inglese ( Bahia Inglese is of no use to navigation, it is exposed to N winds).Punta Morro is rocky and steep. It is the N end of a chain of mountains which extends SE from the point. Morro Copiapo lies about 1 NM S of Punta Morro.
8 Jan 13

Punta Flamenquito (Atacama N Chile)

19nm
20°
Punta Flamenquito is low, rocky and surrounded by several islets which lie 0,5 NM offshore.
30 Dec 12
Local Area

From Arica to Punta Lengua de Vaca (N Chile)

Along this coast there are many large and small bays, many points. Many islets and rocks border the coast.
Almost the entire length of the coast is invaded by a desert. The Andes Cordillera advances to the seaand gives a very high and steep coast. There are many natural harbors ...
12 Dec 12

Chile

Chile, on the Pacific coast of  S America, is defined by Peru at N, Bolivia at NE and Argentina at E. It extends over 4,300 km long, from Peru to Cape Horn, and 175 km wide on average (350 km to the level of Antofagasta and to the Tropic ...
11 Dec 12

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Pacific. The name Pacific, which means peaceful, was given to it by ...
13 Jan 09

Bahia Caldera (Atacama N Chile)

Bahia Caldera is located between Punta Francisco and Punta Caldera. Caldera town is S Caldera harbour, SE of the bay.The bay is protected from SW winds. Strong N winds sometimes send a heavy swell into Puerto Caldera, particularly in the S part of the harbor. The port is situated ...
30 Dec 12

Bahia de Copiapo (Atacama N Chile)

Bahia Copiapo lies S Punta Vial up to punta Dallas, even more in S. It is bordered to the center by a sandy beach and by rocks at each end.
Copiapo was once a shipping ore port, but it is no longer used such as such because of the poor anchorage and landing ...
9 Jan 13

Bahia Chanaral Las Animas (Atacama N Chile)

The wide Chanaral de Las Animas bay lies from N to Punta Achurra and S to Punta Las Animas.
A long white sandy beach borders the bay shore that is exposed and open at the surf.
On the S side of the bay, hills rise abruptly from the sea forming an excellent shelter from S winds.
Chanaral ...
29 Dec 12
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