Iquique, Chile

Definitely a very cool city to check out. Located in the northern region of Chile, Iquique is roughly 3 hours south of Arica and the Chilean-Peruvian border. I came here from San Pedro de Atacama, taking an over night bus with a stop-over in Calama.

941349_10151616885024668_574806167_n

Iquique is a relatively small city (180,000) and it definitely has a more laid back vibe when compared to Santiago or even Valparaiso, Chile. It lies right along the Pacific coast and the beaches are pretty extraordinary!

946885_10151616885624668_1869589423_n

Being one of my first stops in Chile after coming from Bolivia, it was evident that there was a bit more money in this region. Things in general cost a lot more and there was even a major supermarket containing an absurdity of choices, comparable to back home.

922933_10151616888134668_1464878371_n

431779_10151616885939668_765682003_n

Iquique is a good location if you’re looking to relax by the beach and possibly try your hand at surfing. There is virtually no rainfall so you’re almost guaranteed good weather (as long as the tsunamis don’t roll in), and it also isn’t a super touristy destination as of yet.

Enjoy : )

One response to “Iquique, Chile

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s