Destination guide: Calama, Chile

Calama Chile is located in Chile's arid northern region, and is one of the driest cities in the world. Fly to Calama with LAN Airlines and you can easily explore Chuquicamata, San Pedro de Atacama, and the Valley of the Moon.

Some of Calama’s top attractions are the Licancabur volcano, Los Flamencos National Reserve, the El Tatio Geysers, along with many more natural points of interest. The city itself hosts many museums and educational centers.

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  • La Serena

    Chile’s second-oldest city and the thriving capital of Región IV, La Serena is doubly blessed with some beautiful architecture and a long golden shoreline, making it a kind of thinking-man’s beach resort. The city absorbs hoards of Chilean holidaymakers in January and February, though it is fairly peaceful outside the summer rush. Sauntering through downtown La Serena reveals dignified stone churches, tree-shaded avenues and some pretty plazas. Some of the city’s architecture is from the colonial era, but most of it is actually neocolonial – the product of Serena-born president Gabriel González Videla’s ‘Plan Serena’ of the late 1940s.

    La Serena also has numerous attractions in the surrounding countryside, with charming villages and pisco vineyards aplenty, as well as international astronomical observatories that take advantage of the region’s exceptional atmospheric conditions and clear skies.

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