Copiapo, in Atacama, is a place that about 130,000 people call home.
Copiapo is situated 390 miles (628 kilometers) north of Mendoza and 420 miles (676 kilometers) north of Santiago, the national capital.
The area in and around Copiapo is a dream destination for those who enjoy places with historic significance especially those curious about religious buildings. Local examples include the Iglesia San Francisco, the Iglesia de la Candelaria and the Copiapo Cathedral. Relax in the quiet spaces, admire the workmanship and improve your knowledge of history in these special places.
Among the most popular coastal destinations in Copiapo are Caldera Beach and Bahia Inglesa Beach. These two beaches are ideal for relaxing with friends and family, and simply watching the clouds slip by.
If you’d like to spend some time in a green urban park don’t miss Parque Schnaider and also Parque El Petril. These are just two examples of the fine green havens that families can take advantage of in and around Copiapo.
Study the collections, browse the galleries and get acquainted with the local lore in several of the local museums such as the Museo Mineralogico or the Museo Regional. Of the many well-curated collections in the city these museums are among the most highly praised.
The conservation parks around Copiapo show visitors the animals and plants which inhabit the region. De-stress at Nevado Tres Cruces National Park and appreciate being away from the paved streets.
Copiapo features some gracious civic gathering spaces; Plaza Prat is one of the most-loved. Pack a good book and switch off your devices, this square is the place to step off life’s merry go round for a sweet hour or two.