Know AntofagastaKnown as “The Pearl of the North”, Antofagasta is a city of contrast, where you can see the dryest desert and the bluest sea. It has amazing geological forms, cliffs, warm waters and typical flora and fauna. The Second Region Capital is also a historical city, which began to grow during the saltpeter gold age. Antofagasta has a rich cultural tradition combined with urban services like airport, port, astronomical center and mines. The beaches are one of the favorite places for tourists. Some of them are Mejillones, Santa Maria Island and Hornitos; beaches with warm and calm waters, ideal to practice aquatic sports. Nonetheless, Antofagasta also features favorable conditions to practice other sports like parapente, buggy, raid and sandboard, and all kinds of outdoor activities. Astronomical tourism in Párranal Hill Observatory is another attraction of the region.
Attractions: Flora and fauna. White sand beaches with small waves. Archaeological, gastronomical and cultural Interests.
Activities: Swimming, banano, sea kayak, mailing, scuba diving, kitesurf, shockwave, surf, sport fishing, raid, buggy, parapente, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.
How to get there: Santiago-Antofagasta: Airway and land route, by Panamericana 5 North.
Anywhere-Antofagasta: Airway, Cerro Moreno Airport (LanChile and Sky)
When to go: All year long.
Weather: Desert weather, with homogeneous temperatures in the shore. The high media temperature is 24,5ºC and the lowest is 17,1ºC. The rain is almost inexistent having shore couldiness, with a high media of 3 milimeters.
Services: Housing, food, transportation, outdoor activities, handmade crafts, roads, mueseums.
Surroundings: Hornito Beach, Boy Bay, Coloso Bay, Santa Maria Island, Punta Angamos, Mejillones, Páranal Hill Observatory, La Riconada Beach, El Medano Stream, Loa River, Quillagua Valley.