Know Arica

It's the most northen city of the country. Arica has different attractions for those who enjoy the sun and excellent weather conditions. The Pacific Ocean is its natural boundary, and its shores are ideal for swimming and practice water sports. Arica also offers all sorts of outdoor activities, not just water related ones, and an important historic and cultural patrimony. Some of its attractives you can enjoy visiting are the Lauca National Park (Bolivia border), the Chinchorro mummies, the Lluta Valley geogliphs and the Morro of Arica (historic place from the Pacific War)

Información del Destino:
  • Attractions:

    Beaches and outdoor activities. Archaeological and historic interest zone.

  • When to go:

    All year long.

  • Activities:

    Hiking, trekking, mountainbike, sport fishing, parapente, birds watch, scuba diving, swimming, surf, windsurf, jeep races, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.

  • Weather:

    Desert weather, with homogeneous temperatures in the shore. The high media temperature is 27,4ºC and the lowest is 13,2ºC. The rain is almost inexistent having shore couldiness, with a high media of 0,2 milimeters.

  • Location:

    Beaches and outdoor activities. Archaeological and historic interest zone.

  • Services;

    Housing, food, transportation, outdoor activities, casino, parapente club, handmade crafts, museums.

  • How to get there:

    Iquique-Peru: Land route, by Panamericana Highway from Iquique and Tacna.
    Bolivia-Arica: Land route, by Route CH-11 Tambo Quemado, that goes through Parinacota from La Paz, Bolivia.
    Anywhere-Arica: Airway and Seaway (Carlos Ibañez del Campo Port)

  • Surroundings:

    Camarones bay, Lluta River, Lluta geoglifos, Morro of Arica, Chinchorro beach, El Laucho Beach, La Lisera Beach, San Miguel de Azapa Town, San Lorenzo Pucara, Las Peñas Religious Sanctuary, Cardones Stream.

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