It is one of the most important natural attractions of the commune of Ovalle, being located in the coastal sector. Fray Jorge National Park was created in 1941 and is part of the UNESCO world biosphere reserves (1977).
Visiting this park also means traveling 30 thousand years into the past, getting to know a natural relic that persists today. It has a surface of 9,959 hectares and is characterized by having Valdivian type forests in the middle of a semi-arid zone, this natural phenomenon, manages to perpetuate itself in time thanks to the “camanchaca”, thick and low fog, that goes from the coast towards the interior. This park has reached 20 thousand visits a year, making the endemic flora and fauna known to national and foreign tourists