You can take a bus or taxi to a beach near Tacna. The closest beach is Boca del Rio which has lots of bars and restaurants and lots of people in the summer months when large concerts are held here. If you want a more peaceful setting I recommend to take the bus a bit further north where you can find the small town of Vila Vila and the more remote...more
They have a daily changing menu which consists of a small salad, a soup and a main course of usually 2 choices. A drink of juice or soy milk is also included. Service is fast and the cost only 5 soles.
Favorite Dish: Whatever is offered...
When travelling from Arica in Chile, taxi drivers will be patrolling teh international terminal to try and fill their taxis.Buses don't really cross it and you have to take a taxi collectivo i.e a taxi that will leave when it is full (usually 5 passengers) from the international terminal in Tacna. These taxis are very, very old, most are old...more
When I arrived in Tacna our intention was to be dropped at the bus terminal to take a 7 or 8 hour bus to Arequipa. Our taxi driver however told us that a flight would only take 30 minutes and would cost 25 US dollars (bus was 12 US dollars). We went to the AeroCondor office in Tacna and because of the time of year we actually paid 40 US dollars but...more
If you want to go from Arica to Tacna in Peru the most convenient way is to take a colectivo taxi. We were able to negotiate one from the airport without having to go into town. All you need is four passengers who are wanting to cross over and away you go. It cost us 5000 pesos each for the fare and the taxi driver helped us with all the paperwork...more
There is a huge duty free zone about 20-25 mins from the town centre. It consist of a few streets with huge indoors markets crammed full of stalls selling anything and everything. From cheap electronics to crap plastic toys, to bicycles, to designers sports clothes to leather shoes to pirates CDs and DVDs via everything else you can think...more
You may find lots of clothes made with Lama / Vicuña / Alpaca wool. They are quite warm and it's an excelent buy . Parkas, hats, jackets, scarfs, T shirts, etc. Some handycraft may be also found.It's a good chance to buy a Tumi ( a ancian Inca cirurgical instrument)Just pay attention for if they are Peruan or Bolivian... I don't recall the prices...more
If you go there don't forget to visit also Aguas Calientes warmsprings to feel younger and to reset your stress.