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Arica

Do you love to feel the sun on your skin and the warm sand cradling you as you relax?
Then you must visit Arica. Its kind weather and warm ocean beaches invite you to enjoy romantic sunsets. Additionally, you can enjoy water sports such as surfing and bodyboarding, while admiring the immensity of the Morro de Arica National Monument.
Soak up history visiting the San Marcos Cathedral and the Archaeological Museum of San Miguel de Azapa, where you will find the oldest mummies on the planet and tour its valleys full of exotic fruits.


The local cuisine and the classic Azapa olive bread are a pleasure not to be missed. The fusion of flavors reflects its streets’ diversity. And if gambling is your thing, visit the casino just steps away from the ocean.

Cielo claro
15°C / 19°C
Saturday
Arica
Cielo claro

Prob. de precipitaciones: 2%Humedad: 35% Viento: a 10 km/h.
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Explore the charms Arica

  • Codpa

    Codpa is the perfect place to unwind. Grab a bike and cycle along its valleys, enjoying its pleasant temperature and, if you want to, take a romantic walk under the starry skies.

    Lift your skirt or roll-up your pants to participate in the traditional wine-harvest festivities. This is a unique ritual you will not forget. Raise your glass and make a toast with the famous Pintatani wine, an artisanal liquor that they guarantee is made with the first grape variety found in Chile.

  • Lauca National Park

    One of its main attractions is the wonderful Lake Chungará, one of the highest lakes in the world, located at the foot of the Payachata twin volcanoes.
    If you are passionate about history, there are places of archaeological and historical interest that you should visit, such as the town and church of Parinacota, the village of Chucuyo and the Chungará, Ajata and Cruzane ranches.
    Camp at the foot of volcanoes and in caves, in front of the reflection of beautiful lagoons, or fish in the park’s rivers with a splendid view that will make you forget that you are in one of the most populated regions of Chile.

  • Parinacota

    Lower your voice and open your eyes. Visiting this village, declared as a National Monument, is an opportunity to take in the local culture. Learn about the skillful works of the alpaca wool weavers that live there and visit its stone church, built in the 17th Century.

    A mystical destination located at the heart of the Lauca National Park, its adobe buildings hide legends of spirits and superstition. Don’t be scared, the locals guarantee that the Parinacota Volcano protects its visitors.

  • Salar de Surire

    At over 4,200 meters above sea level, this incredibly white salt flat invites you to stare at its beautiful deep blue inner lagoons hidden in the middle of the world’s driest desert.

    The cushion bogs of this natural monument are the home of different families of flamingos, like the Chilean, Parina and James kind. Get your camera ready to snap pictures of rheas, vicunas and llamas that roam freely in the area.

  • San Miguel de Azapa

    Famous for its olives and tropical fruit, San Miguel de Azapa invites you to enjoy a day in the countryside or to bike around its valleys. Enjoy its calm pace and the clarity of its night skies, where stars seem to shine brighter by the minute.

    Visit the San Miguel de Azapa Archaeological Museum where you’ll find thousand-year-old remains of the Chinchorro culture. Are you a scientist at heart? Then follow the path of the geoglyphs in the desert and visit the Pucará de San Lorenzo. The altiplano will always surprise you with a new adventure.

  • The way of the Missions

    Come discover the beauty of the altiplano on a visit along ancient roads that reveal more than 30 colonial churches. Guided by the indigenous communities, get to know this natural heritage site that will take you back in time.

    Go deeper into the trails of the Chinchorro culture, which begin at the Socoroma village and continue on to Esquiña, running over 40 km. Rest and enjoy the typical local produce like goat’s cheese, chuño potato and oregano. You won’t regret it!

Codpa

Codpa is the perfect place to unwind. Grab a bike and cycle along its valleys, enjoying its pleasant temperature and, if you want to, take a romantic walk under the starry skies.

Lift your skirt or roll-up your pants to participate in the traditional wine-harvest festivities. This is a unique ritual you will not forget. Raise your glass and make a toast with the famous Pintatani wine, an artisanal liquor that they guarantee is made with the first grape variety found in Chile.

Adventure and sports
Lauca National Park

One of its main attractions is the wonderful Lake Chungará, one of the highest lakes in the world, located at the foot of the Payachata twin volcanoes.
If you are passionate about history, there are places of archaeological and historical interest that you should visit, such as the town and church of Parinacota, the village of Chucuyo and the Chungará, Ajata and Cruzane ranches.
Camp at the foot of volcanoes and in caves, in front of the reflection of beautiful lagoons, or fish in the park’s rivers with a splendid view that will make you forget that you are in one of the most populated regions of Chile.

Nature
Parinacota

Lower your voice and open your eyes. Visiting this village, declared as a National Monument, is an opportunity to take in the local culture. Learn about the skillful works of the alpaca wool weavers that live there and visit its stone church, built in the 17th Century.

A mystical destination located at the heart of the Lauca National Park, its adobe buildings hide legends of spirits and superstition. Don’t be scared, the locals guarantee that the Parinacota Volcano protects its visitors.

Culture
Salar de Surire

At over 4,200 meters above sea level, this incredibly white salt flat invites you to stare at its beautiful deep blue inner lagoons hidden in the middle of the world’s driest desert.

The cushion bogs of this natural monument are the home of different families of flamingos, like the Chilean, Parina and James kind. Get your camera ready to snap pictures of rheas, vicunas and llamas that roam freely in the area.

Nature
San Miguel de Azapa

Famous for its olives and tropical fruit, San Miguel de Azapa invites you to enjoy a day in the countryside or to bike around its valleys. Enjoy its calm pace and the clarity of its night skies, where stars seem to shine brighter by the minute.

Visit the San Miguel de Azapa Archaeological Museum where you’ll find thousand-year-old remains of the Chinchorro culture. Are you a scientist at heart? Then follow the path of the geoglyphs in the desert and visit the Pucará de San Lorenzo. The altiplano will always surprise you with a new adventure.

Culture
The way of the Missions

Come discover the beauty of the altiplano on a visit along ancient roads that reveal more than 30 colonial churches. Guided by the indigenous communities, get to know this natural heritage site that will take you back in time.

Go deeper into the trails of the Chinchorro culture, which begin at the Socoroma village and continue on to Esquiña, running over 40 km. Rest and enjoy the typical local produce like goat’s cheese, chuño potato and oregano. You won’t regret it!

Culture