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Concepcion and Arauco

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This destination is an important industrial, scientific and cultural center in the country, that combines modern and traditional times.

In the last century, the zone was inhabitated by German coloners, who left their cultural traditions behind. The culture is one of the main activities thanks to the University of Concepcion.

The handmade craftwork is another popular activity in the region. In February you can see the Popular Art Fair in Ecuador Park, which offers diverse cultural activities for the visitor.

Also, the zone has beaches like Laraquete, Quidico and Llico.

This destination is also known by its historical value. In Talcahuano, you will find the Huascar Battleship from the Pacific War, and in Lota you will find the Chiflon del Diablo Mine, the inspiration element for Baldomero Lillo's work, writer who liked to take elements of Chilean tradition to inspire his plays and stories.

Attractions

Flora and fauna. Important urban center. Cultural and hisotrical interest zone.

Location

Eighth region.

How to get there?

From Santiago: Airway, to Carriel Sur Airport

From Route 5 South: Land route to the Araucania.

From Cauquenes:Land route, by Los Conquistadores Highway to Concepcion.

From Concepcion: Land route, by La Araucania highway. Then take Route P-60-R to go south.

From Victoria: Land route, by Route 5 South.

When to go?

All year long.

Climate

Moderate weather. In the shore, there is a warm moderate weather with rain during winter time and great humidity. In the interior, the temperature oscillates between day and night time. In altitude the weather is cold.

Services

Housing, food, transportation, roads, outdoor activities, information center, camping.

Surroundings

Pescadores Llico Bay, Contulmo, El Toro Cave, Dichato, Lota Fortress or Prat Balcony, Lanalhue Lake, Laraquete, Chiflon del Diablo Mine, Lenga bay and beach, Talcahuano.

Some featured hotels in Concepcion and Arauco

  • Hotel & Apart Club Presidente - Concepción

    Located in the best neighbourhood in Concepción, the hotel is just minutes away from the heart of the city and is very close to some of the most exclusive restaurants and pubs that the city has to offer. The hotel is only a 10 minute…

    From USD$120 Ref. Double

    Hotel & Apart Club Presidente - Concepción
  • Hotel Alborada

    Alborada is a modern hotel, decorated in a cosy style. It has sixty rooms, equipped with king or queen size beds, air conditioned, private bathroom, frigobar, central heating, cable television, security box, work desk, telephone, Internet…

    From USD- Ref.

    Hotel Alborada
  • Sonesta Hotel Concepción

    Sonesta Hotel Concepcion is located 10 minutes south Carriel Airport and downtown the city of Concepción, in the municipality of Talcahuano. The hotel has 120 rooms equipped with 37 "LCD, Direct TV, safe, work desk, ergonomic chair,…

    From USD$136 Ref. Double

    Sonesta Hotel Concepción
  • Aurelio Hotel Apart

    Aurelio Hotel & Apart is located in privileged sight of Concepción, a hospitable place that offers a personalized service according to your real requirements. Equipped with everything necessary in order to make you feel at home during…

    From USD$155 Ref. Double

    Aurelio Hotel Apart

They recommend us

  • "Everything was excellent and well coordinated. The attention was really good, everyone is very kind and tour was fully accomplished, just like it was shown on the website. "

    January/2013

    Juvitza Glasinovic

  • "Dear Belen, We are back in Santiago and soon to go back to Belgica and its endless winter! I would like to thank you for all your help, you were really efficient and I will contact you on my next visit…"

    March/2013

    Yolanda Rodríguez

  • "I would like to recall the punctuality, amability and kindness of the people who picked us up in every transfer during our trip: from Punta Arenas airport to hotel and in all our excursions. It was an…"

    March/2013

    Jesús Casteñer Carrasco

  • "Thank you very much for your organization and the chance to enjoy of Patagonia. "

    January/2013

    Joaquim Fontes Filho

  • "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

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Contact us

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