IF YOU ASK ME WHICH PLACE IN CHILE HAS BECOME POPULAR IN THE PAST FEW YEARS, I WOULD SAY THE FOURTH REGION, ESPECIALLY THE CITIES OF COQUIMBO AND LA SERENA. SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY HAVE MANY ACTIVITIES AND COOL PLACES TO SEE.
Chile – La Serena and Coquimbo have beautiful beaches, malls, fishing bays, and tours. One of the many things you can do is go to the Valle del Elqui, which is a beautiful valley surrounded by vineyards and old houses. This valley is known for its vineyards and for the typical Chilean drink called Pisco.
Coquimbo has stunning coastal areas and beautiful beaches, such as Peñuela, La Herradura, Totoralillo, Las Tacas resort, Guanaqueros and Tongoy. These are beaches where you can practice a variety of water sports like windsurf, surf or play volleyball. Also, at these beaches you can find fresh seafood, hotels and motels to stay at. If you go to Coquimbo’s fishing bay there is a night tour where you go on a boat and go fishing in the ocean. They even provide you with all of the things that you need to fish and it is very nice to see the city from the ocean.
La Serena also has beautiful beaches like El Faro, Cuatro Esquinas, Canto del Agua, and there are more beaches in the Av. Del Mar. Here you can find restaurants, hotels and cabins in front of the beach. There are several bars and pubs on the seashore. One famous bar is called the Muelle, where you can drink excellent Mojitos, Daiquiris and Natural juice and you can also eat and sing karaoke. The city of La Serena is very attractive because it is the second oldest city in Chile and it has beautiful old churches throughout the city. Its traditional architecture consists of a series of housing and public buildings that makes La Serena an important tourist destination, especially during the summer.
The Fourth Region has a lot to offer from its beaches, food, seafood, its typical architecture, and its beautiful valleys. There is also the “La Ruta de las Estrellas” (the route of the Stars) where you can go on a tour and see the stars in an observatory in the Elqui valley.