North of the Papudo–La Ligua crossroads, the Panamericana follows the coast for some 200km before dipping inland again, towards Ovalle. This stretch of highway takes you past a succession of gorgeous, white-sand beaches dotted with a few fishing villages and small resorts. Set 4km back from the Panamericana, 50km beyond the Papudo–La Ligua interchange, is PICHIDANGUI, with a lovely beach, up there with Chile’s finest: 7km of white, powdery sand fringed by eucalyptus trees, with little beachfront development to spoil the view.

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