La Serena, capital of the Region of Coquimbo, is Chile’s second oldest city, so if you decide to pay a visit you will not only enjoy its beautiful landscapes and long beaches, but you will also get to know the history, architecture, and culture of our country. This city ranks among the top destinations for tourists throughout the year, since its pleasant climate changes little through the different seasons, although there may be heavy rains between June and August. Surrender to the coastal charm of this important tourist destination and be ready to enjoy the beautiful beaches and the impressive neocolonial architecture.
Unmissable sights in La Serena
The picturesque historical quarter is a must. In this tour, you will be able to admire the traditional squares, colonial-time balconies, and the old aristocracy buildings from the 19th century. This area of the city was declared a Typical Zone in 1989 and it will be a must in your trip. La Serena is also known as the “City of Bell Towers”, so you must visit its many churches, most of them national monuments.
Sun, beach, and sand:
This destination is famous for its warm waters and white, powdery sands, offering different alternatives for all. Whether you travel with your family, friends, or with your partner, La Serena will always offer the best option to rest and relax. One of the most attractive spots of the city is located 5 minutes from downtown. It is Avenida del Mar, a promenade that stretches from the area of the Monumental Lighthouse to the Peñuelas sector, in Coquimbo. You can find 12 beaches here, most of them swimmable. The nightlife is also present in this long promenade. The restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs located here are considered to be the best in the Fourth Region.
What you can’t miss
Do not forget to visit
- The Kokoro No Niwa Japanese Garden, also known as Heart Garden Park. - Walking along La Serena’s Alameda (Avenida Francisco de Aguirre) - The mural “History of La Serena”, by Gregorio de la Fuente (National Monument).
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