Coquimbo (La Serena), Chile Cruise Port

When cruising to Coquimbo, Chile you will be entering a gateway to La Serena, founded in 1544. This historic city was known for copper and gold exporting. Today, you will find some unique copper and silver jewelry pieces on your cruise to Coquimbo, Chile. The area is known for its delicious cultural wines and wine making process. The unique grapes of the area provide a great flavor for wine making as well as brandy made from a variety of grape types found in Elqui Valley. Great beaches can be found in this harbor town in almost any direction you look in. Along with the historic side, you will find some interesting colonial buildings as well as a 19th century cathedral. Below, we have listed a few of our favorite things to do while cruising to Coquimbo, Chile:
 
  • Explore the Tololo Observatory, one of the largest observatories in the southern-hemisphere, which features large telescopes and is surrounded by great mountain views.
     
  • Taste some of the locally produced wines that have become a part of the Chilean culture or sample the grapes in the vineyards. Grape Brandy is another local production that is very distinct to this area.
     
  • Visit the Archaeological Museum that was founded in 1943 that features thousands of pre-Columbian artifacts including pottery, maps and fossils.
     
  • Relax along Playa la Herradura, one of the local beaches where restaurants and bars surround the sandy areas.

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