Concón, Chile | Travel

There are so many great places to explore around Viña, one of my favorites are the sand dunes in Concón. I went with a couple of friends one afternoon after class. Though the hike up was somewhat difficult, the view was definitely worth it. Once we got to the top we noted there was an island on the other side. I found a path down and yelled, "If usually don't hike, don't follow me!" as I made my way down the large hill. We spent the rest of our time there on the edge of the island enjoying the wind waves. 

You can see the sand dunes from the Valparaíso shore, 

You can see the sand dunes from the Valparaíso shore, 

The hill we climbed down, you can see Tara and Lihn waiting at the top (the two tiny spots).

The hill we climbed down, you can see Tara and Lihn waiting at the top (the two tiny spots).

This was the island on the other side of the sand dunes. 

This was the island on the other side of the sand dunes. 

The Island was a memorial for fishermen that died out at sea.

The Island was a memorial for fishermen that died out at sea.

We made our way down the rocks to get as close to the ocean as possible (sorry mom).

We made our way down the rocks to get as close to the ocean as possible (sorry mom).

Thank you  Shadia   for the photo!

Thank you Shadia  for the photo!

The view from there was heaven-like and the sea appeared to be never ending. 

The view from there was heaven-like and the sea appeared to be never ending. 

Loren and Jessica enjoying the waves. 

Loren and Jessica enjoying the waves. 

The worst part about climbing down to the island was hiking back up the sand dunes. It was as if we were climbing up a wall. 

The worst part about climbing down to the island was hiking back up the sand dunes. It was as if we were climbing up a wall. 

Since we enjoyed the dunes so much, we returned on a less cloudy day to watch the sunset.

Since we enjoyed the dunes so much, we returned on a less cloudy day to watch the sunset.