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The Huasco Valley Region

The Huasco Valley is a fertile strip of land that rests between La Serena and Copiapó. The lands provide Chileans with sumptuous olives, delicious wines and good pisco. The region is also home to mining which provide economical benefits to the area, though sometimes at the detriment of the land.

30 Apr 2009

Things to do in The Huasco Valley Region

La Serena Beaches

125085A walk down Av. Francisco de Aguirre from the center of town leads to a quaint lighthouse, the Avenida del Mar and La Serena’s long, popular beach. The beach is not nearly as pristine as others ...
La Serena, Chile

Parque Japones Kokoro No Niwa

125086La Serena’s Japanese Garden is a small yet pleasant retreat from the busy plazas and markets in the center of town. The soothing sound of small waterfalls and the carefully landscaped plot, ...
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La Serena, Chile

Craft Markets

There’s a small number of craft markets of varying degrees of size and quality scattered around the city. The largest market in town, La Recova, is near the Iglesia San Augustín in a two-story ...
La Serena, Chile

Museo Arqueológico

La Serena’s Museo Arqueológico, a mid-sized museum displaying archaeological findings from all over Chile, serves as a solid introduction to the history of the first people to populate the ...
La Serena, Chile

Reserva Nacional Pingüino de Humboldt

The 860-hectare Reserva Natural Pingüino de Humboldt, which includes several offshore islands bordering Regions III and IV, is home to Isla Choros, a nesting place for the Humboldt penguin. ...
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Parque Nacional Llanos de Challe

Parque Nacional Llanos de Challe is the finest place to view the desierto florido, a natural occurrence which only takes place in random years when there is sufficient rainfall. The flowers burst ...
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Museo Histórico Casa Gabriel González Videla

This museum is actually a former adobe house designed by 19th century architect José Viera. It is named after the former Chilean president (1946 – 1952) who was born in La Serena and gave back to ...
La Serena, Chile

Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory

Perched 2200 meters atop a hill 88 km southeast of La Serena lies an impressive cluster of futuristic domes otherwise known as the Observatorio Cerro Tololo. Bought in 1967 by Asociation of ...
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