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Spectacular, non crowded beach

This is a very wide, Long Beach, It is great for a several mile walk. It is not to populated... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
ecuadorjocelyn
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Vina del Mar, Chile
Great for surfing

Water is really cold but the waves are great for surfing and there are hardly any people on the... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2017
Tamara S
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Dec 18, 2018
“Better than Cavancha”
Jan 22, 2018
“Spectacular, non crowded beach”
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Reviewed December 18, 2018

South of the over crowded & noisy Cavancha beach. No vendors constantly hawking their wares. Very few blasting radios if any. Beach chairs and umbrellas available to rent. Gorgeous sunset views. Bring your own snacks & drinks.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This is a very wide, Long Beach, It is great for a several mile walk. It is not to populated. The water is cool. It is very safe. There are separate walking and running paths. The sunsets in the summer are some of the most...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 7, 2017

We enjoy walking everyday during our stay in Iquique to Playa Brava, as it is close to where we were staying. It is beautiful to see the sunset here. We can see para gliders land here. Dogs play in the water with their owners, people...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Prakash M
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

We went for a night time stroll and i loved the boardwalk! With decorative gardening, skate parks, jam packed with vendors and children's activities (bouncy castles and the like), we had a lovely stroll along the boardwalk buzzing with activity on a Sunday night. There...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank mayumitama
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

It was a joy to at last be at the edge of the Pacific Ocean . It is when I am in the presence of the Ocean that I am ONE. You will not be swamped by sand here, just enough to be at the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Jnanayog
Reviewed February 19, 2017

Water is really cold but the waves are great for surfing and there are hardly any people on the beach compared to playa cavancha.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Tamara S
Reviewed February 8, 2017

Swimming was not possible at this beach as the waves were very high and intimidating. However, every evening there were jumping castles, and variety of kids activities. Local street food. Sunset was amazing. Kids had a blast every evening. However, be very careful with cameras....More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank SueDesai
Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

Playa Brava is a great spot for BBQ, sports, or just setting up a tent or umbrella to relax. Playa Brava is generally less crowded than Cavancha as you can't get in the water there (the waves are much bigger). Safe place to be, good...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Caroline K
Reviewed January 5, 2016

Have fun while making tents and a ball time smoking and having drinks. Playing games and have a lovely view of the sea

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank hareshbellani
Reviewed October 19, 2015

This is one of two beaches, along with the high rise apartment buildings along the coast that give Chileans the notion that this is their "Miami Beach" (USA). And, indeed, it does give a glimpse of what Miami Beach evokes visually. Restaurants and bars are...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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