Chile travel

Arica

Do you love the feeling of the sun on your skin and the warm sun cradling you while you rest? Then, you must visit the city of eternal spring. Its good weather and warm water beaches invite you to enjoy romantic sunsets and sensual nighttime bathing.

Feel at home surfing and bodyboarding while admiring the enormity of the Morro de Arica, an Iconic National Monument where you can go trekking with your family or parasail from its summit.

A mixture of coastline, desert and high Andean plateau, its long list of activities will surprise you daily with a new adventure. Dive into history at the San Marcos Cathedral, visit the San Miguel de Azapa Archaeological Museum, where you’ll find the oldest mummies in the world and visit its valleys, known for their exotic fruits.

The local food is a pleasure you can’t miss. The mix of flavors reflects the rich diversity of its streets. Try the classic bread with olives of Azapa, which will give you the energy you need to test your luck at the casino, just a stone’s throw from the ocean.

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If you want to explore the High Andean Plateau and the extensive national parks in the area, you can rent a 4x4 in Arica and fill up your tank in the town of Putre.



Discover the attractions of Arica

The Way of the Missions

Come discover the beauty of the altiplano on a visit along ancient roads that reveal more than 30 colonial churches. Guided by the indigenous communities, get to know this natural heritage site that will take you back in time. Go[...]

Adventure and Sports
Culture
Wine and Fine Food

San Miguel de Azapa

Famous for its olives and tropical fruit, San Miguel de Azapa invites you to enjoy a day in the countryside or to bike around its valleys. Enjoy its calm pace and the clarity of its night skies, where stars seem[...]

Culture
Wine and Fine Food

Surire Salt flat

At over 4,200 meters above sea level, this incredibly white salt flat invites you to stare at its beautiful deep blue inner lagoons hidden in the middle of the world's driest desert. The cushion bogs of this natural monument are[...]

Nature

Parinacota

Lower your voice and open your eyes. Visiting this village, declared as a National Monument, is an opportunity to take in the local culture. Learn about the skillful works of the alpaca wool weavers that live there and visit its[...]

Adventure and Sports
Culture

Codpa

Codpa is the perfect place to unwind. Grab a bike and cycle along its valleys, enjoying its pleasant temperature and, if you want to, take a romantic walk under the starry skies. Lift your skirt or roll-up your pants to[...]

Astrotourism
Adventure and Sports
Wine and Fine Food

Lauca National Park

The Andean foothills and high plateau landscapes merge in a place of great cultural and historical interest with amazing natural beauty. One of its main attractions is the wonderful Chungará Lake, one of the highest in the world found at[...]

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