A port city in Northern Chile, Iquique is commercially a very important city. What added to its importance and growth is the decision to turn it into a duty free area (or “Zofri”). It lies on the Pacific Coast with the Atacama Desert to its west and the vast plains of Pampa del Tamarugal. The mild climate and the natural and archaeological treasures have turned the city into one of the most visited ones in the country.
Iquique offers a large number of opportunities for the tourists to enjoy a wonderful holiday. These range from exploring the desert, engaging in outdoor sports, deep sea fishing to tours of archaeological sites. Arturo Pratt square at the city center displays the most beautiful and precious architectural wonders of the city. It is here where one would find the iconic clock tower and the municipal theatre. Walking along the Baquedano Street, one will come across the Anker Nielsen Regional Museum. A few meters away, stand the cathedral, the Naval Museum and the former customs building. A car for rent in Iquique is easily available and advisable for a tension free tour.
Every tourist must visit the beautiful sea beaches in Iquique. Cavancha and Brava are the two most popular beaches in the city. Para gliding and hang-gliding opportunities are available at Mount Dragon, a giant sand dune of several kilometers in length. Numerous hot springs and thermal baths draw a great number of visitors. Their healing properties and soothing after-effects are widely known. The inland orchards provide not only splendid views, but also the pure taste of nature to savor. Hire a car in Iquique and enjoy lavish drives to the suburbs.
The Diego Aracena International Airport connects the city with Santiago another major city of the country. International flights to Peru, Argentina, and Bolivia are also available from here. A car for hire in Iquique is easily available at the airport and major city terminals. For those who wish to indulge in a shopping spree, Iquique is a good option. Starting from perfumes to laptops and even beverages, one will surely enjoy spending money here. Budget hotels as well as expensive accomodation are available throughout the city. One will not find any difficulty in relishing the seafood delicacies prepared with local modifications.
If you want a holiday which includes both adventure and peaceful relaxation, go for Iquique. Get a lifetime experience in exploring nature and enjoying the nightlife and recreational touring.
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