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Coquimbo

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Coquimbo is the capital of El Elqui Province. It has 150,000 inhabitants and a great urban equipment in the hills and by the shore.

The city offers different possibilities for tourists, like aquatic sports and an exotic gastronomy.

Walking by the beach, visiting the fishing port and the streets in the city are the main attractions in Coquimbo, as well as the Third Millenium Cross, Guayacan Church, Los Navegantes Balcony and Punta de Tortuga lighthouse.

Attractions

Urban infrastructure. Gastronomy.

Activities

Walkings, photography.

Location

Fourth region. Located 12 kilometers south of La Serena and 6 kilometers south of Peñuelas IV.

How to get there?

Santiago- Coquimbo: Land route, by Panamericana Highway north

Anywhere-Coquimbo: Seaway.

When to go?

All year long.

Climate

Semiarid. Arid by the north and mild by the south. The shore temperatures are homogeneuos, meanwhile in the interior the temperature oscillates between day and night time. Rains during winter season.

Services

Housing, food, transportation, outdoor activities.

Surroundings

Andacollo, Las Tacas Beach, Los Hornos Bay, El Tofo Hill, Old Chungungo, La Serena, Choros Island, Damas Island, La Higuera, La Serena, Las Campanas Astronomy Observatory, La Silla Astronomy Observatory, Blanca Beach, Choros beach, Guanaqueros beach, La herradura beach, Peñuelas beach, Tongoy, Punta Choros, Humboldt Penguin National Reserve.

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