It is one of the star attractions of the Valdivian Coastal Reserve since it allows us to enjoy an impressive scene from a very short distance but with total safety: Hundreds of sea lions on the coast rocks resting, mating, fishing, playing with their young or simply enjoying the sun.
The experience is managed by the local family residing on the property They welcome us and show the trail that we should walk alone to get to the coastal area where the sea lions are.
Even if there were no wolves, it would be worth the short walk among the native trees and the contemplation of that beautiful stretch of virgin coast with its imposing rock formations, the vegetation of an intense green in contrast with the navy blue and the streams doing waterfalls until they flow freely into the sea.
On the trail to the coast, the first thing that surprises us is the thunderous shouting of the sea lions. It seems as if a little further on there was some kind of massive sports competition where many people were cheering for their team or shouting and lamenting for some penalty or the goal scored by the opposing team.
In addition to sea lions, a remarkable number of birds and seabirds can be seen, some of them, such as the black vulture (Coragyps atratus), draw our attention due to their large wingspan. They are similar to common vultures but totally black, reaching a wingspan of 1.67 meters.
In short, we are facing an experience that has nothing to envy to a good documentary on marine fauna from National Geographyc but with the added value that it is a real experience and “live” to be enjoyed by ourselves.
If you are interested, you can check the private tour we offer that also includes this experience: The Valdivian coastal reserve premium tour. Full day. Includes: Milennial larches trail + Chaihuin fang trail+ Sea lions place of Kaman Mapu + Waterfall, dune and beach of Pelche y araucanian lunch by the sea.