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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…

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    Hotel y Cabañas Mar de Ensueño
  • Hotel Francisco de Aguirre

    Francisco de Aguirre Hotel is located in the core of downtown La Serena, just stone’s throw of the Main Square and La Recova, a traditional handicraft market of the city. Situated in the most characteristic historical neighborhood…

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    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…

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    Hotel Playa Campanario
  • Hotel Campanario del Mar

    This hotel has the traditional arquitecture of the zone and its located in Del Mar Avenue, in front of the main beaches of La Serena, with a privileged ocean view. It countis with 14 cozy rooms, divided by their capacity in two suites…

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    Hotel Campanario del Mar

They recommend us

  • "The level of service from the web site was first class."

    November/2012

    Alexander Senchenko (Tour Kundalini)

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise and the company of the other multinational guests. The meals were excellent and Ana our waitress would always adjust meal servings if the boat was sailing past interesting…"

    February/2013

    Peter Lee

  • "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

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

    January/2013

    Joaquim Fontes Filho

  • "We have received an excellent attention from VisitChile and their Patagonia colaborator, COMAPA. Thanks a lot for everything. "

    December/2012

    María Jesús Sasieta

Certificates

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

Contact us

  • VisitChile.com 2002
  • Chile Tour Operator
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