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Antofagasta

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Known as “The Pearl of the North”, Antofagasta is a city of contrast, where you can see the dryest desert and the bluest sea. It has amazing geological forms, cliffs, warm waters and typical flora and fauna. The Second Region Capital is also a historical city, which began to grow during the saltpeter gold age. Antofagasta has a rich cultural tradition combined with urban services like airport, port, astronomical center and mines. The beaches are one of the favorite places for tourists. Some of them are Mejillones, Santa Maria Island and Hornitos; beaches with warm and calm waters, ideal to practice aquatic sports. Nonetheless, Antofagasta also features favorable conditions to practice other sports like parapente, buggy, raid and sandboard, and all kinds of outdoor activities. Astronomical tourism in Párranal Hill Observatory is another attraction of the region.

Attractions

Flora and fauna. White sand beaches with small waves. Archaeological, gastronomical and cultural Interests.

Activities

Swimming, banano, sea kayak, mailing, scuba diving, kitesurf, shockwave, surf, sport fishing, raid, buggy, parapente, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.

Location

Second Region.

How to get there?

Santiago-Antofagasta: Airway and land route, by Panamericana 5 North. Anywhere-Antofagasta: Airway, Cerro Moreno Airport (LanChile and Sky) Anywhere-Antofagasta: Seaway.

When to go?

All year long.

Climate

Desert weather, with homogeneous temperatures in the shore. The high media temperature is 24,5ºC and the lowest is 17,1ºC. The rain is almost inexistent having shore couldiness, with a high media of 3 milimeters.

Services

Housing, food, transportation, outdoor activities, handmade crafts, roads, mueseums.

Surroundings

Hornito Beach, Boy Bay, Coloso Bay, Santa Maria Island, Punta Angamos, Mejillones, Páranal Hill Observatory, La Riconada Beach, El Medano Stream, Loa River, Quillagua Valley.

Public comments

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Some featured hotels in Antofagasta

  • Hotel del Desierto

    A five star hotel, with 92 ample and elegant rooms, choose from: Suites of 109.2 square meters, Superior rooms of 84 square meters and Standard rooms of 54 square meters. Every detail has been given special importance. Perfect harmony…

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    Hotel del Desierto
  • Hotel Diego de Almagro - Costanera

    This hotel is located in the Central South sector of the city, 25 kilometres from the airport and 5 minutes from El Balneario beach. Antofagsta has many attractions, highlights of which are the Monumento Natural La Portada, the Geological…

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    Hotel Diego de Almagro - Costanera
  • Hotel Holiday Inn

    Holiday Inn welcomes guests to the beautiful city of Antofagasta, in Northern Chile. With forty rooms with view to the Pacific and 114 more that complete the building, it is the most important hotel in the region, near San Pedro de…

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    Hotel Holiday Inn
  • Hotel Radisson Antofagasta

    Radisson Antofagasta Hotel is a luxurious place in the middle of the impressive chilean desert, with spaces built thinking on the needs of executives and business trips, as is the tradition of Radisson hotels. The hotel counts with…

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    Hotel Radisson Antofagasta

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