Iquique in Tarapaca has a population of roughly 230,000 people.
From here it's 920 miles (1481 kilometers) to the south to Santiago and 290 miles (467 kilometers) to the northeast to La Paz, Bolivia.
If you’re looking for a little culture in Iquique, spend an hour or two at the Museo Regional and the Sala de Artes Collahuasi. Of the many museums in Iquique these two are among the most highly praised.
Some of the best beaches in the area are Brava Beach and Cavancha Beach. These are just two of the local beaches along this stretch of coast.
If you are ready to grab a bargain explore the various stores that are part of the Zofri. It is a bustling place filled with fashion, accessories and grocery shops.
Beautiful Plaza Prat is a perfect spot to kick back and observe the day to day rhythms of Iquique. Bring that someone special and switch off your devices, this little patch of Iquique is the place to step off life’s merry go round for while.
One of the more popular historic sites in Iquique is the Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works. This atmospheric place provides for visitors the opportunity to understand an important time in time. Spend some time visiting this site and other local preserved old buildings to obtain an understanding of the events that shaped this city.
Lovers of the arts can enjoy a night of great entertainment at the Teatro Municipal, one of the most popular theater venues in in the Iquique area. This city’s citizens enjoy an energetic arts scene, so check the entertainment guides to see what shows are scheduled during your vacation.