Destination guide: La Serena, Chile

La Serena is one of the most visited beach resorts in Chile, especially during the summer, when the beaches and great climate of the central-northern zone captivate both Chilean and foreign tourists. Its inhabitants have also made sure they have preserved its colonial architecture, especially in the historic center, keeping the spirit of the city alive. They have also known how to recount the stories and legends of the privateers and pirates who came to its coast in search of treasure. 

Fly with LAN and visit the cathedral, the Lighthouse, the Japanese Park, the Recova, the Elqui Valley and many other interesting places near La Serena.

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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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