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The coastal towns and the nearby beaches can rapidly be reached by modern public busses. Many locals prefer to visit the communes to the north of Concepción, such as Penco, Tomé, Lirquén, and Dichato.

More crowded and less crowded beaches can be found to the south of the city, e.g.Playa Blanca between Coronel and Lota, two former black coal towns along the “Ruta del Carbón”. The “Chiflón del Diablo” black coal mine offers tours where shafts below the Pacific ocean are visited.

Towards the inland, dense forests and some small and medium- size winemakers can be found around the Itata Valley which can easily be reached by a modern highway.
A visit of the Peninsula of Hualpén with the "Desembocadura" where the BioBio river, Chile´s broadest river, meets the Pacific ocean. There is also a museum where you find species from all over the globe.The white- sanded bay of Ramuntcho and a former whale factory located in Chome are also worth a visit. Free visits, only forty minutes from Concepción, are offered by Celulosa Arauco near Nueva Aldea, where you can visit the most modern cellulose producing factory in South America. Visits have to be reserved in advanced and are available from Monday to Saturday.

17 Jun 2010

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