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“Better beach than Brava”
Review of Playa Cavancha

Playa Cavancha
Ranked #3 of 53 things to do in Iquique
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

A bit more sheltered so warmer water and less wild waves - better for swimming. The northern edge has a shell beach. The southern end adjoins the Casino.

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Reviewed December 27, 2013

This is a long beach that becomes very crowded with sunbathers / families. Cavancha is the safest option for swimming but still has a sizable shore break at times. Equipment rental and food are available.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

excellent place to enjoy the charm of the sea, sun and white sand good, I personally like the month of March

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

In General, I am not a huge beach person, but I happily spent an entire day here. The street vendors are endless, selling everything from ceviche to baked goods, fruit salad to homemade potato chips. The waves are big and the water is cold, but this is Chile, and it is expected.
I would highly recommend spending at least a few hours here.

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Great beach - big, clean and beautiful. Don't worry about food too much as there's always a vendor wandering by with freshly baked goods, ceviche, beers etc. Do be careful of sea though - despite the lifeguards, it gets deep quickly and the waves are big!!

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