The Arica and Parinacota Region, in northern Chile, has many tourist places to admire, learn and have fun ...
Miss Laucho Beach
Miss competition to choose the Miss Laucho girl, performed by the Tuto Beach Restaurant on El Laucho beach. In this event the girls parade in swimsuits, gala dresses, painted bodies and perform their artistic grace. It takes place every year in the month of January and lasts approximately three weeks.
National Cueca Championship
Every year in the month of Arica, in June, this folk competition is held with representatives from all regions of Chile. It lasts a whole week.
In the center of Arica, a place to have meat, chicken or fresh fish of the day for lunch, also to enjoy natural juices from the area, such as mango, guava or passion fruit or the famous "Copa Martínez", a drink based on seafood that counts The legend is aphrodisiac.
The Soho, Sunset and Zonna discotheques are the main ones. Highlights include the "Tuesday Hot Night" for adults of the Sunset, the bringing of farnaduleras models such as Lucila Vit and Faloon from the Zonna disc and the shows of international singers, such as the reggaeton J Alvarez and Américo of the Soho disc. http://www.discosoho.com/ http://www.sunsetdiscotheque.cl/ http://www.zonna.cl/
To play slots or bet on Roulette, Poker or BlackJack. It has a restaurant, bar and dance floor. Currently, Casino Arica has a wide and complete infrastructure, together with the experience of its staff and a varied gastronomic offer, together with the most modern technological equipment. With its lounges, restaurants and bar, Casino Arica has the capacity to efficiently and comfortably serve up to 2,000 people simultaneously
In the month of Arica, in June, this championship takes place with exponents from all over the world on the Ex-Isla Alacrán and its wave "El Gringo".
Wetland Río Lluta
A landscape full of birds, peace and harmony with nature at the mouth of the Lluta river.
Arica Sea Museum
At the Arica Sea Museum, visitors will discover the true wonders that the sea hides. In a true maritime sanctuary, where you can see species from various parts of the world. Each of the valuable pieces that constitute the Museum of the Sea has its appeal. Some attract attention because of their color, others because of their size, or because of their origin. It is located in the heart of the city, on Calle Sangra 315.
Former Alacrán Island
It can be reached by car or walking. A place to sunbathe, walk or carry photos. There the Surfing Championship takes place with the famous wave "El Gringo". It was declared a National Monument on December 13, 1985, along with the remains of fortification.
To acquire the freshest and most delicious fruits and vegetables in the area you must visit the Agricultural Terminal, better known as Terminal del Agro, where you can find all the products of the region, passing through tropical fruits such as mangoes, tumbles, guavas and passion fruit, and diversity of vegetables such as lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and of course the famous Azapa olive. In addition, thanks to our borders, you can find various things brought from neighboring countries, Peru and Bolivia.
Andean Carnival with the Force of the Sun
Every year in summer this Andean folk dance event is held in Arica for three days, such as caporal, tinkus, brunette, tarqueadas, zampoñadas, etc. There are more than 50 groups that bring together more than 3000 dancers among children, youth, adults and even senior citizens. The companies compete for succulent awards given by the Illustrious Municipality of Arica.
To walk through real stone caverns and take beautiful photographs. Here are traces of the Chinchorro Culture and natural caves are appreciated, such as the Anzota Caves, stone stairs and the rock art of the area. In addition, there are hidden passages within the same hill, where guano was formerly extracted from the top of the caves.
St. Mark's Cathedral
Designed by the French architect Gustave Eiffel himself, this Church is in the Center of Arica, next to Plaza Colon and Plaza del Roto Chileno. It was declared a National Monument of Chile on October 4, 1984. Inside it, the Historical Monument of the Arica Bell is exposed, declared as such on August 5, 2002. It is a work inspired by the Gothic style, when in Europe it is applied metallic materials. The structure is completely metallic, except for its two wooden doors. His employer, San Marcos, is celebrated every April 25, the date of the Spanish foundation of the city.
Valleys of Lluta and Azapa
This valley is located about five kms from the center of Arica, produces a wide variety of tropical fruits and vegetables throughout the year, in addition to the always prestigious Azapa olive, famous for its violet color and bitter taste. It has a high archaeological value, Cerro Sombrero has geoglyphs and a pre-Hispanic village, located halfway up a hill. For its part, the Sacred Hill has impressive geoglyphs located in the area called Pampa Alto Ramírez, with a date of at least 600 years. The LLuta Valley is located 10km north of Arica, 20 minutes away. It is born thanks to the river of the same name, which carries its waters to the sea throughout the year. It has a high archaeological value, on the slopes of the hills you will find large geoglyphs, among which La Rana, El Águila and Los Gigantes de Lluta, all made with the positive or additive technique and were theoretically made during the period of local development or Arica culture between 1100 and 1400DC. There are tours that offer to travel the valleys by bus, bicycle or horse.
The artisan town has brought together artisans, sculptors, weavers and goldsmiths who live and produce in that place since the 80's and it is a must for tourists. It was built as a replica of a highland town, with its characteristic bell tower and fence. It has bathrooms and a small museum with the history of the ariqueña crafts. In addition, within the town there is a typical Chilean food restaurant, "El Tambo". It is located at the entrance of the Azapa Valley, between the Diego Portales and Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins roundabouts.
La Lisera Beach
Ideal for the little ones to enjoy, thanks to its warm and calm waters. He has a Rock to throw boobies from her. La Lisera is a popular Arica, located in a natural pool of ideal dimensions, since the sixties has an environment of beautiful gardens and the best sand, it was the first beach to have coconut palms.
Putre, Socoroma, Zapahuira, Chapiquiña. Leaving from Arica on the 11 CH International highway, there are 145 km of stunning landscapes marked by the indigenous past. They stand out for their beauty, tranquility and unique landscapes. In the vicinity of Putre, you will find the pictographs of Vilakaurane, in addition to geoglyphs and cave painting.Visit the pucara of Copaquilla, National Monument in an area of gorges and from where you will have a spectacular view of the high plateau with the snow-capped peaks. Shortly before reaching Putre is Socoroma, a town where the traditions of the Aymara are still lived, an original town that preserves ancient irrigation systems. Already in Putre you will get the feeling of being far away in time and time, since some of the buildings date from the 17th century, such as its church that was built in 1670 and restored in 1871. In February, the town celebrates the carnival , on August 15, the feast of the Virgin of the Asunta, and on the last weekend of November, the procession of Christ the King, occasions when you might be able to dance to the sound of the tarkas (a kind of flute). But remember to drink a lot of water or a coca tea (infusion of coca leaves) to avoid the puna or "altitude sickness", since you will be at 3,500 meters of altitude. Putre gathers most of the necessary services for the tourist to practice trekking, mountain biking, mountaineering, through the various existing trails, where it can be purchased from scheduled tourist circuits, with closed itineraries or only hire a local guide to accompany you on The walks. This town offers accommodation services for all tastes and a varied gastronomy strong in camelid meat with accompaniments of quinoa, chuño potato, oregano and rice. You will be able to set up camp and then embark on the high plateau. Beautiful photos are guaranteed.
Ideal to enjoy a rich bath. At night there are restaurants, games for children and sporting events to walk all night. It has warm temperature waters that make it ideal for swimming and other water sports, while also allowing walks thanks to the promenade with which it has. In Playa Chinchorro you can go hiking, trekking, bird watching, swimming, recreational diving, fly fishing, water skiing, surfing, windsurfing, picnic, photography.
Archaeological and Anthropological Museum of San Miguel de Azapa
It has the oldest Mummies in the world: that of the Chinchorro culture. Founded in 1967, the museum belongs to the University of Tarapacá. The museum is accessed by a rural road, before reaching San Miguel de Azapa at Km 12, along the A-27 route.
Lake Chungará (Aymara: ch'unkara, 'moss in the stone') is a lake located in the Province of Parinacota, Arica and Parinacota Region, in the extreme north of Chile. It is one of the highest in the world with 4500 masl. It is surrounded by various snow-capped peaks, such as the whole of the snow-capped mountains of Payachatas, composed of the Parinacota and Pomerape volcanoes, the snow-capped Sajama and the Guallatiri. It is immersed in the Lauca National Park, administratively belonging to the commune of Putre. It is located approximately 54 km east of Putre and 9 km west of the international border with Bolivia. Next to the lake are the Cotacotani lagoons and a series of bofedales. It has a unique and varied fauna with more than 130 native species, in which flamingos and ducks stand out. You can travel to the lake with a tour, which starts mainly from Arica, accessing Route 11-CH.
Morro de Arica
It is the largest tourist and symbolic reference in the city. It was declared a National Monument on October 6, 1971. It is about 130 m high. El morro offers a great panoramic view of the city of Arica and the beaches. On the top is a small square with different monuments and a balcony. On the esplanade is the Historical and Weapons Museum of Arica, in whose surroundings there are three forts. There the Battle of Arica took place on June 7, 1880. It is accessed by car from Sotomayor Street; and on foot, by the pedestrian path that is born at the end of Colón street.