Know La Serena
This beautiful city of the north of Chile possesses beautiful resorts, attractive natural areas, fertile valleys, and vineyards. It has the cleanest skies of the whole country, being a zone with several astronomic observatories, as the Cero Morado and Cerro Tololo.
Among its most recognized beaches is La Herradura, with calm and warm waters, ideal to realize all kind of outdoor activities. Also, the beaches Avenida del Mar, with an area of 6 kilometers. In the beach Peñuelas is located the monumental Faro, a symbol of the zone.
It possesses historical areas as the Plaza de Armas; La Recova, where it is possible to enjoy the gastronomy and handicraft of the zone; and the Iglesia de San Francisco. In addition, it has museums as the Arqueológico y Mineralógico, with exhibitions of diaguita objects and interesting stones that compose the geology of the zone.
It is worth a visit to the Valle del Elqui, located in La Serena. This zone, mainly producer of the best grappa and the ideal place for observatories. It offers tranquility and mystery, being considered as an energetic center. Peoples can visit village as Vicuña and Monte Grande, amongst others.
Resorts, archaeology, architecture, natural areas, valleys, rivers, flora, fauna, gastronomy, handicraft, astronomy.
Camping, nautical sport, surfing, windsurf, diving, hiking, excursions, trekking, photography, historical tours.
How to get there: All year long.
When to go:
Airway, to La Serena Airport. By land, through north road.
Food, transportation, accommodations.
Surroundings: Valle del Elqui, Coquimbo, Vicuña.