CONCEPCION AND ARAUCO
Know Concepcion and Arauco
This destination is an important industrial, scientific and cultural center in the country, that combines modern and traditional times. In the last century, the zone was inhabitated by German coloners, who left their cultural traditions behind. The culture is one of the main activities thanks to the University of Concepcion. The handmade craftwork is another popular activity in the region. In February you can see the Popular Art Fair in Ecuador Park, which offers diverse cultural activities for the visitor. Also, the zone has beaches like Laraquete, Quidico and Llico. This destination is also known by its historical value. In Talcahuano, you will find the Huascar Battleship from the Pacific War, and in Lota you will find the Chiflon del Diablo Mine, the inspiration element for Baldomero Lillo's work, writer who liked to take elements of Chilean tradition to inspire his plays and stories.
How to get there: From Santiago: Airway, to Carriel Sur Airport
From Route 5 South: Land route to the Araucania.
From Cauquenes:Land route, by Los Conquistadores Highway to Concepcion.
From Concepcion: Land route, by La Araucania highway. Then take Route P-60-R to go south.
From Victoria: Land route, by Route 5 South.
When to go: All year long.
Weather: Moderate weather. In the shore, there is a warm moderate weather with rain during winter time and great humidity. In the interior, the temperature oscillates between day and night time. In altitude the weather is cold.
Services: Housing, food, transportation, roads, outdoor activities, information center, camping.
Surroundings: Pescadores Llico Bay, Contulmo, El Toro Cave, Dichato, Lota Fortress or Prat Balcony, Lanalhue Lake, Laraquete, Chiflon del Diablo Mine, Lenga bay and beach, Talcahuano.