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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

  • 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…

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    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.…

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    Hotel Arica
  • Hotel Concorde

    Hotel Concorde is located in the center of the city of Arica, a few steps from San Marco Cathedral, Casino Arica and "Peatonal 21 de Mayo". It has 41 air-conditioned rooms all with private bathroom and a spacious lobby. Number of rooms:…

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    Hotel Concorde
  • Codpa Valley Lodge

    Codpa Valley Lodge invites you to discover the region of Arica with a different sight. Through the welcoming infrastructure and many different programs, you will discover the entire region with the deepness and variety that nobody…

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    Codpa Valley Lodge

They recommend us

  • "The best attention and excellent disposition!"

    January/2013

    Alvaro Colli

  • "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

  • "We are just arriving from two tours with VisitChile (one of 4 days at Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales with Torres del Paine, Pinguineras and Navigation to visit Serrano and Balmaceda glaciers; and the other…"

    February/2013

    Graciela Ventós

  • "Excellent service, excellent hotels. "

    April/2013

    Claudio German Roa

  • "Everything was excellent, in special the attention of Transfer drivers, they were very kind!"

    January/2013

    Francisca Gabriela García Torres

Certificates

  • Turismo Chile
  • Verisign
  • Sello de Calidad Turística
  • United States Tour Operator Association Allied Member
  • TripAdvisor

Contact us

  • VisitChile.com 2002
  • Chile Tour Operator
  • +56 (2) 2946 2900 / Fax: +56 (2) 2946 2951
  • sales@visitchile.com
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  • Providencia - Santiago - Chile
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