La Serena and Coquimbo
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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.
Flora and fauna. Ideal beaches. Archaeological, anthropological and historical interest zone. Ecotourism.
Sport fishing, scuba diving, swimming, sailing, walkings, surf, windsurf, picnic, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.
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.
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.
Housing, food, transportation,outdoor activities, observatories, camping.
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
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
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
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
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
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La Serena and Coquimbo touristic attractions
|Astronomical Observatory La Silla|
|Avenida del Mar Beaches|
|Humbold Penguin National Reserve|
Near touristic attractions
|Valle del Elqui||24 mi|
|Tololo Observatory Hill||30 mi|
|Elqui River Valley||32 mi|
|Ovalle and Fray Jorge National Park||40 mi|
|Fray Jorge National Park||41 mi|
|Valle del Limarí||42 mi|
Destinations by Areas of Chile
- Atacama Desert and Altiplano
- La Serena, beaches and astronomy
- Valparaíso, Santiago and Vineyards
- Easter Island
- Lakes and Volcanoes District
- North Patagonia and Black Forest
- South Patagonia and Torres del Paine