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Arica

Get to know more about the Destination

It's the most northen city of the country. Arica has different attractions for those who enjoy the sun and excellent weather conditions. The Pacific Ocean is its natural boundary, and its shores are ideal for swimming and practice water sports. Arica also offers all sorts of outdoor activities, not just water related ones, and an important historic and cultural patrimony. Some of its attractives you can enjoy visiting are the Lauca National Park (Bolivia border), the Chinchorro mummies, the Lluta Valley geogliphs and the Morro of Arica (historic place from the Pacific War)

Attractions

Beaches and outdoor activities. Archaeological and historic interest zone.

Activities

Hiking, trekking, mountainbike, sport fishing, parapente, birds watch, scuba diving, swimming, surf, windsurf, jeep races, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.

Location

First region. Localized 3 kilometers southeast of Azapa Valley and 302 kilometers north of Iquique.

How to get there?

Iquique-Peru: Land route, by Panamericana Highway from Iquique and Tacna. Bolivia-Arica: Land route, by Route CH-11 Tambo Quemado, that goes through Parinacota from La Paz, Bolivia. Anywhere-Arica: Airway and Seaway (Carlos Ibañez del Campo Port)

When to go?

All year long.

Climate

Desert weather, with homogeneous temperatures in the shore. The high media temperature is 27,4ºC and the lowest is 13,2ºC. The rain is almost inexistent having shore couldiness, with a high media of 0,2 milimeters.

Services

Housing, food, transportation, outdoor activities, casino, parapente club, handmade crafts, museums.

Surroundings

Camarones bay, Lluta River, Lluta geoglifos, Morro of Arica, Chinchorro beach, El Laucho Beach, La Lisera Beach, San Miguel de Azapa Town, San Lorenzo Pucara, Las Peñas Religious Sanctuary, Cardones Stream.

Some featured hotels in Arica

  • Codpa Valley Lodge

    Codpa Valley Lodge invites you to discover Arica’s region with a different sight. Thanks to our welcoming infrastructure and many different programs offered you can discover the entire region with the deepness and variety that nobody…

    From USD$110 Ref. Double

    Codpa Valley Lodge
  • Hotel del Valle Azapa

    Hotel del Valle Azapa integral tends to the welfare of their customers in all and each of its various centers of activity. In Arica, is located at the entrance to Azapa Valley, just minutes from downtown, the sea and with direct route…

    From USD- Ref.

    Hotel del Valle Azapa
  • Hotel El Paso Park

    4-star hotel where you will be able to enjoy a pleasant environment surrounded by gardens and only minutes from the city's casino and downtown Arica. Near to Casino, Tarapacá University, 3 blocks from the downtown with commercial…

    From USD$126 Ref. Double

    Hotel El Paso Park
  • Hotel Gavina Express

    Hotel Gavina Express, ”The Hotel in the heart of the Downtown of Arica” is located in the center of the city of Arica, with access to financial institutions, government offices, restaurants, commercial houses and places of interest…

    From USD$104 Ref. Double

    Hotel Gavina Express

They recommend us

  • "The service was very good, efficient and with proper information about the promoted hotels. "

    December/2012

    Hans Luis Mayer

  • "The two tours that we took with us were wonderful. The compliance, gentleness and experience in general terms were excellent in each case. "

    December/2012

    Anibal Morrillo

  • "Just say thanks to efficience, cordiality and kind ways that you have with us. Thanks a lot and have a happy new year!"

    December/2012

    Graciela Demurtas

  • "I have sent you a couple of mails where I thanked you for the nice dinner in the best restaurant in Puerto Natales and my good experience with Comapa tour operator, they delivered ! Torres del Paine was…"

    March/2013

    Aina Knive

  • "In general, excellent service for provision of airline tckets and hotels. Hotel Iorana was great!!"

    December/2012

    Peter Kardashinsky

Certificates

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