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La Serena and Coquimbo

Get to know more about the Destination

Beaches, bays, islands and investigation centers are some of the many attractions in La Serena, an ideal place to practice outdoor activities and sports, such as fly fishing and surfing. The are also beautiful beaches like Tongoy, Morrillos, Las Tacas, Guanaqueros, Totoralillo, Peñuelas and La Herradura. There are special places as well, where protected areas are the home of a varied flora and fauna; an example is the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve, ideal for ecotourism in Choros, Damas and Chañaral Islands. La Serena has historical and archaeological museums, and fantastic colonial architecture. Andacollo offers to visitors a glimpse of the religious ceremonies that are celebrated at different times of the year.

Attractions

Flora and fauna. Ideal beaches. Archaeological, anthropological and historical interest zone. Ecotourism.

Activities

Sport fishing, scuba diving, swimming, sailing, walkings, surf, windsurf, picnic, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.

Location

Fourth region.

How to get there?

Santiago, Arica, Iquique, Antofagasta, Copiapo-La Serena: Airway. Santiago-Coquimbo: Land route, by Panamericana Highway north (kilometer 459) Santiago-La Serena: Land route, by Panamericana Highway 5 North (kilometer 470)

When to go?

All year long.

Climate

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

Services

Housing, food, transportation,outdoor activities, observatories, camping.

Surroundings

Andacollo, Las Tacas Beach, Los Hornos Bay, El Tofo Hill, Old Chungungo, La Serena, Coquimbo, 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.

Some featured hotels in La Serena and Coquimbo

  • Hotel y Cabañas Mar de Ensueño

    Built in 1991, the rooms of Hotel y Cabañas Mar de Ensueño have been fully and luxuriously decorated, keeping an original style of decoration and structure that can be appreciated in the cottages and the hotel building. Hotel y Cabañas…

    From USD$144 Ref. Double

    Hotel y Cabañas Mar de Ensueño
  • Hotel de la Bahía

    The first and only 5 star hotel of the region, with 111 comfortable rooms to accommodate you: Suites of 93 square meters, Superior rooms of 47 square meters, and Standard rooms of 47 square meters, all with a view of the ocean and…

    From USD$170 Ref. Double

    Hotel de la Bahía
  • Hotel Francisco de Aguirre

    Located in the downtown of the city few steps from the Main Square and La Recova, the traditional center of sales of crafts of the city. Inserted in the colonial sector more characteristic of the capital of the fourth region, the…

    From USD$150 Ref. Double

    Hotel Francisco de Aguirre
  • Hotel Playa Campanario

    This new hotel is located in Avenue Del Mar and a few steps to the beach. Its concept is personalized attention for passenger’s maximum comfort, and that’s reflected in the architecture with wide but sober rooms, each one with private…

    From USD$108 Ref. Double

    Hotel Playa Campanario

They recommend us

  • "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

  • "Excellent attention, from you and the guide. Just the best words for you agency and I would recommend VisitChile. "

    January/2013

    Alejandra Quevedo Mariñan

  • "Very nice guide ! Thank you for a very good service."

    June/2012

    Carol Nickless

  • "Thanks to Marihana, who was the person who attended me. She was very helpful and kind in her attention. 100% of recommendation. "

    March/2013

    Cristián Valle

  • "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

Certificates

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