"The capital of the copper" is related to the mining industry in Chile. In its surroundings are populations who are employed at the mines, as Chuquicamata. Thus, it is a city with excellent services and great quantity of stores.
It has historical buildings, as its Plaza 23 de Marzo and the Cathedral San Juan Bautista. In addition, it has natural areas, as the Parque El Loa with the river of the same name, and where are realized walking and which supplies water to this zone.
Its main attraction is Chuquicamata, the biggest open pit mine of the world, which attracts thousands of tourists every year. Also, it has some festivities as the Carnaval Andino, folkloric meetings, and several religious festivities.
Attractions: Natural areas, mineral deposits, flora, fauna, rivers, reservoir, rural tourism, religious tourism, folklore.
Activities: Hiking, excursions, sport fishing, nautical sport, culture, photography, historical tours.
How to get there: All year long.
When to go: Airway, to El Loa Airport, in Calama. By land, by Panamericana Road (Road 5 North) and then by Road CH-24, 120 kilometers to Calama.
Weather: Cold desert.
Services: Food, transportation, accommodations.
Surroundings: Tocopilla, Chuquicamata.