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La Serena and Coquimbo

Enjoy the magic of the desert climate in the north and the closeness of the fertile land of the central valley, where grapes are grown to produce amazing wines and piscos, all around the towns of La Serena and Coquimbo.

If you come in the spring or summer, visit the beaches of La Serena. Walk down the long Avenida del Mar to choose where to lay down your towel or go shopping at Recova, the most famous market in the area, which includes an amazing arts and crafts fair.

In Coquimbo, you must visit the La Herradura beach and the nightlife of the English District. You can also try your luck at the casino. If you come around the time of the Chilean Independence celebrations (18th and 19th September), the party is at La Pampilla, a classic spot for dancing cueca, cumbia, salsa, or to try typical food and to drink wine or pisco based drinks.

If you’re a sports person, come and enjoy the many adrenaline filled sports of La Serena and Coquimbo, trekking, sport fishing, surfing and parasailing are some of the activities that await you.

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Fray Jorge National Park

Visit an amazing natural phenomenon. A forest that grows in the middle of a coastal desert area, more than 1,250 km from its normal habitat. A true testimony of what the Atacama Desert was like over 30,000 years ago. Visit[...]

Pingüinos de Humboldt National Reserve

Uninhabited islands with astonishing animal presence and white sandy beaches are what the Pingüinos de Humboldt National Reserve, made up of the Chañaral, Damas and Choros Islands has to offer. On these islands, you can be in touch with nature[...]

Pisco Elqui

Located in the heart of the Elqui Valley in the middle of the scenic landscape of the Andes foothills, this small town is synonymous with leisure, relaxation and good drinks. Birthplace of the best hand-distilled piscos in the country, you[...]

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Caleta San Pedro

The Caleta San Pedro, a local food spot, is located close to La Serena. It brings together a select group of 10 restaurants, experts in the preparation of seafood based dishes. Don’t miss out on specialties like the crab pie,[...]

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Punta de Choros

Coming face-to-face with bottlenose dolphins, diving in crystal-clear waters and resting on one of the most beautiful beaches of the north of the country: Punta de Choros, a peaceful fishing village awaits you. Unwind at one of the several camping[...]

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Chañaral de Aceituno

With its abundant sea life and seafood that will take your palate by surprise, this small fishing cove is ideal for diving, resting and enjoying the kindness and easy-going nature of the locals. Catch a boat to visit the Chañaral[...]

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