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Hotels & Resorts in Antofagasta
the Valleys of Chile by Andres Gabor Lopez
Hotels in Antofagasta
|Chile is a place of great
contrast, which can be experienced by the tourist through the landscapes
and climates that can be found travelling across its territory. Beginning
by the Big North (Norte Grande), linked to the Desert of Atacama (Atacama
Desert or Desierto de Atacama). From Putre by the north in the Chilean
Plateau (Altiplano chileno), contemplating to the Chungara Lake and Lauca
National Park, Vicuñas National Reserve, to San Pedro de Atacama
and the Salt Flat of the same name, you will notice how the colors appears
in the landscapes, as well as dry the atmosphere, the cold of the nights
and the warm of the afternoons.
Besides the popular Desert
of Atacama (right) and San Pedro de Atacama natural scenes, less well-known
beautiful places can be found, starting off from north to south, Valley
of Azapa (Azapa Valley or Valle de Azapa), Valley of Lluta (Lluta Valley
or Valle de Lluta), and Parinacota.
Perhaps the less known area
in Chile is the one from Antofagasta until Copiapo
that for many comprises part of the Chilean Big North (Norte Grande). From
the south of Antofagasta to Chañaral stands out by its weather and
geography, which is rather warmer and nicer than areas as Arica and Iquique.
|Close to the center by the
mountain zone, there are located several main cities as Copiapo and Vallenar.
Near Copiapo are Nevado Tres Cruces National Park (Parque Nacional Nevado
Tres Cruces) and the stranger and mysterious Salar de Maricunga. The National
Park Llanos de Challe also is located in this sector, near Huasco by the
side of the coast. Almost in the limit between the North Grande or Big
The zones of valleys appears,
with greener landscapes facing still the great influence of the desert,
mainly to standing out of the zone of Serena, Coquimbo and more specifically
the Elqui Valley (Valle de Elqui).
Elqui Valley holds the title
to the clearest skies of the South Hemisphere and according to many, of
the world. The zone of the Norte Chico or Small North in Chile presents
small, but interesting towns as Vicuña, Pisco Elqui, Monte Grande,
Cochiguaz and Alcohuaz among others, most of which are located in the Elqui
Valley. The economy of the area relies mainly on agriculture, since the
zone holds several areas of culture of vines for the pisco, typical liquor
Heading south is Ovalle,
an agricultural zone. Less than 1 hour from Ovalle you may found Fray Jorge
National Park (Parque Nacional Fray Jorge), famous by its flora, fauna
and also archaeological findings. Monte Patria, La Paloma Dam (Embalse
La Paloma), Punitaqui, Combarbala, are also small towns spread near Ovalle.
More to the south, Illapel appears and towards the coast Los Vilos, Salamanca
also is part of Chile Chico and it is popular known as the city of wizards.
Hotels & Resorts in Antofagasta
|About the Author: Andrés
Gabor has more than 8 years working as an advisor for travelers looking
for a great
in Chile. He is also LetsgoChile.com's founder.
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Antofagasta - Casino & Spa Resort
the far North and under a starry sky stands Enjoy Antofagasta. It has a
magnificent hotel, spa, convention center, restaurants, bars and a modern
gaming casino. With its 376,737 sq. ft. stands the hotel, architecturally
inspired by the Huanchaca Ruins. It comprises 92 wide rooms, divided into
Presidential Suite, Suites, Junior Suites, Superior and Standard Rooms,
all of them with a spectacular view to the sea and in which every detail
matters. The Hotel invites you to dream and discover what truly relaxation
Inn Express Antofagasta
for work or play? You can enjoy both from the Holiday Inn Express Hotel
Antofagasta. Here, guests discover a city that pays homage to its historic
roots as a mining outpost while embracing the sublime beauty of its Pacific
locale. Business travelers seeking hotels in Antofagasta, Chile opt for
this one located within easy driving distance of the area's many corporations,
including Escondida, Finning-Caterpillar, etc. Vacationers find countless
leisure activities in the thriving mining town of Antofagasta. The hotel
fronts the Pacific Ocean, offering guests a relaxing view of an infinite
on the city's thriving coastal avenue and minutes from popular attractions
and businesses, our Radisson Hotel Antofagasta offers beautiful views of
the Pacific Ocean and modern rooms with exceptional Radisson amenities.
Ideal for business and leisure guests, our Antofagasta hotel complimentary
wireless Internet access, a Business Center, outdoor pool, Health Club
and on-site restaurant and bar. Our convenient location provides easy access
to Atacama travel destinations, including La Portada, the Atcama desert,
the "Valley of the Moon" and Chuquicamata mine.
Grand Hotel, Terrado Suites Antofagasta, opened in 2009 in the capital
of the mining area of Chile, is notable for its modern architecture that
emphasizes the strength of the II Region of Chile. Just 30 minutes from
the Cerro Moreno airport and 10 minutes from the industrial area, it also
emphasizes having a direct and exclusive access to the mall of the city.
The bright and spacious interiors are magnificent and the great sea view
which holds the Hotel from almost every corner. As for haute cuisine, Roof
Antofagasta Suites offers three choices for cuisine lovers. Casablanca
Restaurant, Beach Club Restobar and Rick's Bar.