Coquimbo Travel Guide

  • The Fishing Fleet
    The Fishing Fleet
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  • Cruz del Tercer Milenio
    Cruz del Tercer Milenio
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  • Mezquita Coquimbo
    Mezquita Coquimbo
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Coquimbo Things to Do

  • Fuerte de Coquimbo

    If you make it to the far north end of the little peninsula of Coquimbo, you will find yourself on the the little street known as the Camino al Fuerte. At the end, there is a small modest fort structure, with a couple cannons and that is about it. It does however give you a good vantage point to see the rest of the city, La Serena and watch as...

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  • Cruz del Tercer Milenio - 3rd Millennium...

    As seen on the top of the hill in this photo (taken from the beach since my camera battery was dead when I actually arrived), the Cruz del Tercer Milenio stands about 85m above the skyline. It was built between 1999 and 2001. There is a small park at its base, and you can enter with a ticket. There was no public transport that I found.

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  • Mezquita

    This tower is visitble from nearly every corner of Coquimbo, and if you have good eyes, even from La Serena. It is a replica of the same Mezquita from Marrekesh, and functions as both a place of worship as well as a cultural center. From the website: Monday ~ Thursday : 9:30 a 12:30hrs / 14:30 a 17:00hrs. Friday : 12:00 a 16:00hrs. Saturday,...

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  • Rusty cannons and lazy seals

    If you make it to the far north end of the little peninsula of Coquimbo, you will find yourself on the the little street known as the Camino al Fuerte.At the end, there is a small modest fort structure, with a couple cannons and that is about it. It does however give you a good vantage point to see the rest of the city, La Serena and watch as lazy...

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  • Centro Cultural Mohammed VI (Mezquita)

    This tower is visitble from nearly every corner of Coquimbo, and if you have good eyes, even from La Serena. It is a replica of the same Mezquita from Marrekesh, and functions as both a place of worship as well as a cultural center.From the website:Monday ~ Thursday : 9:30 a 12:30hrs / 14:30 a 17:00hrs.Friday : 12:00 a 16:00hrs.Saturday, Sunday...

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  • Towering Cross above Coquimbo

    As seen on the top of the hill in this photo (taken from the beach since my camera battery was dead when I actually arrived), the Cruz del Tercer Milenio stands about 85m above the skyline. It was built between 1999 and 2001. There is a small park at its base, and you can enter with a ticket. There was no public transport that I found.

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Coquimbo Hotels

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  • De La Bahia Hotel

    Avenida Penuelas NorteN 56, Coquimbo, 1800019, Chile

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hostal Nomade

    Regimiento Coquimbo 5, Coquimbo, ., Chile

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Cabanas Las Terrazas de La Herradura

    Avenida Costanera 1275, La Serena, Coquimbo, IV Región, Chile

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Coquimbo Restaurants

  • Delicious seafood!

    Like "La Lobera", this is also a very popular restaurant run by fishermen.Excellent seafood as well as service. Empanadas, Seafood soups, crabs pie, Fried fish etc... :o)

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  • Great EMPANADAS

    This restaurant is located in the fishermen's Village, in Peñuelas.Here you'll get delicious seafood dishes, regardless the restaurant appearance.Lot of restaurants in this Village are run by the same fishermen.Cheap and good! Again......... I'll maybe repeat some of my favourite dishes but I'll add some others here:1. Pastel de Jaibas (Crab's...

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  • Taste local recipes right in the Fish...

    These are some pf the popular restaurants in the Port of Coquimbo.Very cheap and clean. Weeeeeh! there are so many dishes that I like!:1. Seafood Empanadas2. Caldillo de Congrio (Congrio's soup)3. Seviche, this is raw fish cooked in lemon juice, delicious!!!!! :o))))4. Fried fish5. Camarones al pil-pil, these are shrimps in a garlic-chili...

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Coquimbo Transportation

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    Funny old buses...

    by Aquamantos Updated Jan 12, 2005

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    This is one of the most popular types of transport within the city and also between La Serena and Coquimbo. These are called "MICROS", there are many of them with different routes that covers almost the whole city. They stop everywhere, every minute.
    This is a good way to get to know better a city like Coquimbo.
    Is also very cheap: US$0.50

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Coquimbo Off The Beaten Path

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    Not only touristic places....

    by Aquamantos Written Jun 24, 2003

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    ...are the best to see, there are also interesting nooks to discover by yourself.
    Walking around Coquimbo is a good way for this.
    You can also go by car ;o)

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Coquimbo General

  • GAVIOTAS = SEA GULLS

    Sea gulls are the hosts at any beach......they are always moving around in groups and it's always interesting to watch them....... In this pic you can see only one.......it was like listening to something I guess :o) I went to a popular restaurant in the port of Coquimbo and it was nearby these rocks, I decided to get my aperitive (pisco sour)...

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  • Fishermen colorful boats

    I feel attracted to fishermen boats....with all those colors to be distinguished in the sea..... I always try to imagine the journeys of those colorful boats............which look so tiny in the wide ocean.

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  • Pelicans......

    It's really interesting to see Pelican's behavior.....they're always close to the fishermen because of the fish...of course!. I like to walk along the beach and simply let my thought fly......

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