Drive to Herradura Bay and visit the ex-fishing village, the Guayacan Church, monument viewpoint, and other interesting locations. You will also see a handicraft market located near the port.
Drive to Herradura Bay
Visit the ex-fishing village.
Visit the sailor’s monument viewpoint.
Visit Fort Lambert.
Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed
3 hrs 30 min
We recommend that guests wear comfortable, lightweight clothing and hiking shoes, and to bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.
Leave the pier to drive towards Herradura Bay, where pirates and buccaneers like the infamous Francis Drake once anchored. After a short visit with explanations, continue towards Guayacán Church, a place that once held the world’s largest copper smelting plant (in 1850) and view the unique metal church designed and made in 1889 at the Eiffel factory in France.
Continue toward the English Cemetery (1850). This interesting place is an important testimony to the English pioneers and sailors that arrived in the region during the mining boom of 1825. Old gravestone and crosses were brought from Europe.
Back on the bus, drive to the sailor’s monument viewpoint. Located on a hill, it offers wonderful views of La Herradura Bay and neighboring areas. Here, you have to climb about 70 steps to reach the top of the monument.
Continue your drive towards the English neighborhood. At this point, start your short walking tour through this recovered area. Walk by the main commercial streets, surrounded by old houses built by immigrants during the mid-19th century. This architectural heritage has been restored for you to feel the ambience that once surrounding the shipping activities here. The area is surrounded by old houses with ornate balconies and corridors, all built by English carpenters.
Finally, drive to Fort Lambert, the last stop on the tour showing evidence of the English. The prosperous miner Charles Lambert built it to protect his stock and mining supplies from pirate attacks. Enjoy wonderful views, along with fresh juice, before driving back to the pier.
Included: One bottle of mineral water and boxed juice.
Remarks/requirements: We recommend that guests wear comfortable, lightweight clothing and hiking shoes, and to bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.