Chile travel

Iquique

If you know how to enjoy life and leisure is one of your favorite sins, Iquique will steal your heart. Set right by the ocean, among palm trees and tall buildings, taking a ride down the promenade in an open-top car or having champagne for breakfast won’t seem crazy at all.

Spend your day by the sea, enjoying the sun on a recliner, discover the ocean floor of the Pacific while diving or get on a jet-ski to enjoy the waves. On its beaches, nothing seems impossible and nightlife is enjoyed to its fullest in its Bohemian bars, where the cultural mix is evident.

Visit the Duty Free area, a trading spot with countries from the Mercosur and Southeast Asia; you’ll enjoy having a credit card when visiting the Mall. True paradise for shoppers, here you’ll find anything from electronics to high-end perfumes.

Enjoy amazing food at its restaurants with ocean views and try the traditional mango sour: a drink based on the creamy tropical fruit which is one of the city’s treasures together with the guayaba, grapefruit and lemons which grow in its oasis.

 

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When visiting the towns of the Tamarugal Pampa make sure you carry cash since the craftsmen and shops in general do not have a card system available.



Discover the attractions of Iquique

Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Offices

The history of white gold envelops and joins two saltpeter offices that became the world's most important saltpeter mine at the turn at the 20th century. The union of different communities, knowledge and skills turned this industry into a complex[...]

Iquique’s Historic District

Walk around downtown Iquique and let yourself be transported to a time where ladies wore taffeta and used parasols, and men handlebar mustaches. Be amazed by the buildings that maintain the glamour of the abundance of saltpeter times. Start by[...]

Culture

Pica

A visit to this quiet village is a trip from which you’ll return completely renewed. Set among salt flats and geoglyphs, discover the village of Pica, famous for fruits like the mango, guayaba, grapefruit and the famous pica lemon. Come[...]

Culture
Wine and Fine Food

Pisagua

Walking among its old 19th century wooden buildings calls for reflection. This sparsely inhabited village still maintains the facades from the times of the saltpeter boom. Walk around and get to know its sweet and sour history. Oasis of calm[...]

Culture

Elqui Valley

Are you a nature enthusiast looking for a different kind of break? Why not explore the beautiful Elqui Valley? Visit one of Chile's most important valleys where the production of wines like the Syrah and Carmenere stands out. Discover its vineyard-filled[...]

San Pedro de Atacama

Ancient cultures and travelers from all over the world intermingle in this age-old town with dirt roads and adobe homes. In this starting point for an unforgettable trip you will discover the most stunning views on the planet amidst its[...]

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