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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 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…

    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
  • 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…

    From USD$121 Ref. Double

    Hotel Campanario del Mar

Public comments

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  • "The guide we had in Pucon, Alexandre Joly, is excellent. Very knowledgeable about history, traditions, geography, vegetation, animals, vulcanology and a very good narrator. We hope that all the guides…"

    June/2012

    Dan Marinescu

  • "The whole tour what we organized for us was perfect, guides, transportation, hotels and food, everything. Thanks a lot and congratulations to you and COMAPA. "

    December/2012

    María Carolina Gómez Saavedra

  • "This is the first time I made a reservation in a hotel with VisitChile and it was a good experience. The hotel where I did made my reservation wasn't avaliable in other similar websites (booking.com, etc…"

    March/2013

    Verónica Schenke

  • "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

  • "My wife and I are very satisfied with your services, the tour that we took and the price we payed for it. The attention of Navimag tripulation, service personal and touristic guides of Evangelistas Ferry…"

    January/2013

    Juan Francisco Saraco

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