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Iquique

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Where Chile begins in the north you can find Iquique, the first big commercial and urban center, surrounded by the desert and kilometers of beach. Iquique is an urban center that offers outdoor activities and tourism infrastructure. It´s a great place to go and enjoy the beautiful beaches -like Cavancha- and the desert. In the middle of the desert, the saltpeter gold age left vestiges in the region, besides the geoglifos times, petroglifos and the ancient paintings. The area is very rich in native culture, like the aymara and atacameña, with inhabitants in the cordillera and the highlands. You can find beautiful topography in the Isluga Volcano National Park, with high mountains and attractions like native flora, geisers, lagoons and rivers. You can also practice all sorts of sports, such as scuba diving and fly fishing in the ocean; on land, you can try parapente, buggy and sandboard in the Dragon Hill. The neoclasical architecture (from 1880 and 1930) is another city attraction, and the low prices you can find in the Zona Franca.

Attractions

Urban equipment. Flora, fauna and interesting topography in the highlands. Archaeological, anthropological and architectural interest zone. Zona Franca (free taxes zone) and outdoor activities.

Activities

Banano, scuba diving, aquatic ski, buggy, mountainbike, swimming, parapente, sport fishing, sandboard, surf, windsurf, photography.

Location

First region.

How to get there?

Anywhere-Santiago: Airway Santiago-Iquique: Airway (LanChile and Sky) Anywhere-Iquique: Land route, by Panamericana Highway. Also by seaway.

When to go?

All year long.

Climate

Desert weather, with homogeneous temperatures in the shore. The high media temperature is 24,4ºC and the lowest is 12,5ºC. The rain is almost non existent due to shore couldiness, with a high media of 0,9 milimeters.

Services

Housing, food, transportation, outdoor activities, handmade crafts, mueseums.

Surroundings

Acovinto giant cactus, San Marcos Bay, Baquedano historical street, Zona Franca Shopping center, Dragon Hill, Serrano lighthouse, Puchuldiza Geisers, Sol de Aura Hill geoglifos, Iquique, Pica, Isluga Volcano National Park, Patache, Chillaiiza petroglifos, Piragua, blanca Beach, Brava Beach, Chanavayita Beach, Los Verdes Beach, Yape Beach, Isluga town, Punta Gruesa, Loa River, Tarapacá, Enquelga springs.

Public comments

  • 30, 1899, 00:00

Some featured hotels in Iquique

  • Hotel Holiday Inn Express

    Located in the most amusing area of the city, Holiday Inn Express Hotel is in the fun Brava Beach Costanera and has an interesting pedestrian walk. A number of restaurants as well as the visited Iquique's Casino are additional attractions…

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    Hotel Holiday Inn Express
  • Hotel Magic Beach

    Magic Beach Hotel features a privileged location, 100 meters away from the most beautiful beaches in Iquique, and in the best residential neighborhoods of the city. It is located only a few minutes away from Las Américas Shopping Mall…

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    Hotel Magic Beach
  • Hotel Radisson

    With a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean, Hotel Radisson Iquique is located a few minutes away from downtown Iquique and other popular places such as Playa Brava and Cavancha. It is a paradise like place in Northern Chile, with…

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    Hotel Radisson
  • Hotel Terrado Club

    The hotel is situated in the sector of Brava beach, adjacent to the commercial centers and supermarkets. With a spectacular panoramic view of the sea, and with easy access to the airport, the city center and duty free zone. Counts…

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    Hotel Terrado Club

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

  • "We´were enchanted with the package that we bought with you!"

    January/2013

    Marina Fernández

  • "In general terms, we are very satisfied with VisitChile services and its agents, in special, Belen Riquelme, who always answered our questions very quickly and in a gentle and nice way. "

    December/2012

    Cecilia Peretti

  • "Excellent service, excellent hotels. "

    April/2013

    Claudio German Roa

  • "Great attention from guides, transfers and the whole tours. In general terms, everything was perfect."

    February/2013

    César Orozco Martini

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