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Things to do in Coquimbo Region

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Ranked #1 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
Owner description: Located two kilometres from the city of Vicuna and overlooking nine hectares of beautiful and prolific vineyards you can... more » Owner description: Located two kilometres from the city of Vicuna and overlooking nine hectares of beautiful and prolific vineyards you can find the 'Alfa Aldea' Natural Planetarium. In this splendid place you can enjoy an unforgettable stellar experience, a different concept of astronomical observation. Our intention is to be always in touch with nature, mirroring the way the first, ancient astronomers watched the skies. The modern astronomical facilities are located in the middle of the vineyards; in order to provide superior service and ensure a wonderful astronomical experience to our visitors a ground-level amphitheatre has been built with a seating capacity of 50 people. The design of the aforementioned building allows the installation of our last-generation telescopes of 10", 12" and 16" inches. All extra accessories (ocular lens suitcases and filters) are included and are available for the tour guide. Personalized tours are available in English and Spanish languages. « less
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Elqui Valley (La Serena)
Ranked #2 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
Category: Mysterious Sites; Valleys; Outdoors

In Elqui Valley there are a number of small towns. One of the most popular is Pisco del Elqui (around 70km from La Serena). This is an amazing place, it is very dry and desert... more »

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Isla Damas (La Serena)
Ranked #3 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
Category: Islands; Outdoors
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Jardin del Corazon (La Serena)
Ranked #4 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Punta Choros (La Serena)
Ranked #5 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
Category: Geologic Formations; Outdoors
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Alcohuaz Expediciones (Pisco Elqui)
Ranked #6 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
Category: Horseback Riding Stables; Sports
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Ranked #7 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Museums
Owner description: Astronomical Observatory performing guided Tours, as well as telescope renting programmes for advanced astronomers. Several... more » Owner description: Astronomical Observatory performing guided Tours, as well as telescope renting programmes for advanced astronomers. Several large telescopes offered in the famous chilean sky, and away from city lights. Groups strictly limited to 10 people, so reservation is recommended. Transfert to the observatory (17km) included. Open every night, all year long. Programmes are in english, french, and spanish. « less
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Damas Island (La Serena)
Ranked #8 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
Category: Islands; Outdoors
Owner description: Watch playful dolphins on your way over to this island which, along with its two neighboring islands, harbors many protected... more » Owner description: Watch playful dolphins on your way over to this island which, along with its two neighboring islands, harbors many protected species,including sea lions and Humboldt penguins. « less
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Ranked #9 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
Category: National Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: The multiple ecosystems in this immense park include Valdivian forests overflowing with ferns and cinnamon trees, and is home... more » Owner description: The multiple ecosystems in this immense park include Valdivian forests overflowing with ferns and cinnamon trees, and is home to a variety of species including eagles, pumas and guanacos. « less
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Avenida del Mar (La Serena)
Ranked #10 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
Category: Beaches; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Sparkling beaches, hot hotels and local restaurants line this city street.
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Ranked #11 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Museums
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Ranked #12 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Museums
Owner description: Although no longer open to the public for observation, tourists can book a tour of the facilites and observe the skies from... more » Owner description: Although no longer open to the public for observation, tourists can book a tour of the facilites and observe the skies from this prime spot in the southern hemisphere. « less
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Ranked #13 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
Category: Parks; Outdoors
Discovered in 1946, this National Historic Monument is filled with petroglyphs and fossils.
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Ranked #14 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
Category: Religious Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Cultural
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Ranked #15 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
Category: Architectural Buildings; Cultural
This 19th century National Monument anchors the corner of La Serena's public square.
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Ranked #16 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Museums
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Fundo Los Nichos (Pisco Elqui)
Ranked #17 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
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Plaza de Armas (La Serena)
Ranked #18 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: This 450 year old, tree-shaded park is known locally as the Parque de Potos (Park of Bare Behinds), for its many nude greek... more » Owner description: This 450 year old, tree-shaded park is known locally as the Parque de Potos (Park of Bare Behinds), for its many nude greek statues. « less
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Ranked #19 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
Ranked #20 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #21 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
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Ranked #22 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
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Ranked #23 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
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Totoralillo (La Serena)
Ranked #24 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
Popular surfer's beach in the southern part of the city.
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Coquimbo Casino (Coquimbo)
Ranked #25 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
Category: Casinos; Amusements
This 24-hour casino offers seven game tables and 100 slot machines.
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Ranked #26 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
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Ranked #27 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
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Ranked #28 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
Category: Museums
Chile's indigenous Tarapaca and Antofagasta cultures are strongly represented in this Archeaological Museum.
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Turismo Dagaz (Pisco Elqui)
Ranked #29 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
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Ranked #30 of 51 attractions in Coquimbo Region
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
This museum and national monument houses over 3,500 indigenous artifacts and paintings.
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