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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 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
  • Hotel Arica

    It is located in the first region of Chile; surrounded by beaches, its visitors are welcomed with the warm hospitality in this real paradise. The hotel counts with 114 comfortable rooms, 14 suites, 20 cabins and 80 rooms with I.D.…

    From USD$137 Ref. Double

    Hotel Arica

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    January/2013

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    January/2013

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    March/2013

    Marina

  • "The food was excellent. Very good wines, in general terms, we had a great vacations. We will come back. Thanks. "

    April/2013

    Fernando Pérez

  • "Excellent service!"

    February/2013

    Consuelo Pastén

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