GPG Chile is committed to the sustainable development of Caleta Chañaral de Aceituno

Caleta Chañaral de Aceituno, considered the hidden jewel of the Atacama Region of northern Chile and the location of our Cabo Leones II wind farm, is home to a rich natural and cultural heritage that remains largely unexplored.

Aerial photo of Caleta Chañaral de Aceituno (Huasco, Atacama).

Cetaceans, penguins and sea lions are just some of the charismatic species that can be observed in the vicinity of Caleta Chañaral de Aceituno, which is attracting increasing numbers of tourists every year.

Local fishermen have found this growing activity of marine wildlife watching to be a business opportunity, in the form of tour operators and scuba diving centres.

These new activities are considered highly conducive to the creation of wealth in this rural area, to improving the quality of life of its inhabitants and to positioning Caleta Chañaral de Aceituno as an internationally renowned tourist destination.

Marine wildlife watching activities in Caleta Chañaral de Aceituno:

To prevent the proliferation of these activities from negatively impacting both the environment and the local community, GPG, together with Grupo Ibereólica Renovables, has launched a sustainability training programme for tour operators and scuba diving centres, in collaboration with the Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Áridas (Centre for Advanced Studies in Arid Zones).

Some of the training sessions held:

Through a series of lectures and discussions, tour operators, the staff of our wind farms and scuba diving centres have acquired new skills for the environmental protection of such an important natural reserve.

TOGETHER for the sustainable development of Caleta Chañaral de Aceituno.