Leaving from Antofagasta towards the North and after visiting La Portada, our next must visit destination is Juan López, a small vestige of what Northern Chile used to be like.
The District of Mejillones is located only 65 kilometers to the North of Antofagasta. There, fishing becomes the protagonist and invites visitors to meet a sea crowded with seals, petrels and pelicans.
After leaving Antofagasta and driving northwards along the highway bordering the Pacific, it is inevitable to arrive at Tocopilla, a lovely town full of history and surrounded by nature always facing the sea.
Undoubtedly, it is the most beautiful beach in the Antofagasta Region. Almost 90 kilometers from the city, Hornitos can make us forget about everything. Peace, nature and lots of sea landscape.
An old pier today represents a must visit at any time of the day and especially at sunset, when the lights make each of its corners stand out.
Sometimes nature shows us how small men are. La Portada is a site where this happens. If the photos are impressive, describing the feeling of being in front of this feature is impossible.
The development, richness and history of the Antofagasta region are closely associated with the salt industry. It’s possible to retrace the footsteps of history in this city and its surroundings.
A few kilometers away from Antofagasta, visitors may enjoy the singular experience of crossing the thin line of the Tropic of Capricorn.
For many people, this is the main city in Northern Chile. This place blends together the landscape of the desert and the sea and it gives a warm welcome to tourists just at the very beginning of their visit.