La Serena Vacations
Around 150,000 people call La Serena in Coquimbo home.
La Serena is located approximately 250 miles (402 kilometers) northwest of Mendoza and about 250 miles (402 kilometers) north of the national capital Santiago.
Even those visitors who have no religious background will appreciate the elaborate features of the wide range of religious buildings. Regardless of personal interests, many are delighted when they see the exterior and interior of the San Francisco Church and the San Agustin Church. Photographers will also like the other picturesque religious buildings around, namely the Santo Domingo Church and the Church of Guayacan.
If you enjoy discovering the heart and soul of a city, you mustn’t miss these much-loved civic spaces in La Serena. Spend a couple of hours at Plaza de Armas, Plaza de Armas and Plaza de Vicuna and it’ll soon become clear these squares occupy such a special place in the hearts of La Serena residents.
Some of the best beaches in La Serena are La Serena Beach and the ever popular Tongoy Beach. These beautiful beaches are ideal for relaxing and watching the world pass by.
The La Serena Archaeological Museum is the perfect place to visit to discover La Serena’s turbulent past. Walk along the museum’s peaceful corridors and view the centuries-old exhibits on display.
Lighthouses tend to be steeped in maritime history and drama; the La Serena Lighthouse on the La Serena coast is one of those places. This lighthouse is the perfect place capture some great photographs, feel the salty wind in your hair and to witness ever-shifting moods of the sea below.
Kokoro No Niwa Japanese Garden is among the most frequently visited natural escapes around La Serena. It is a peaceful place where locals and visitors alike congregate to take time out from a busy world.
The Mamalluca Observatory and the Torre Bauer are the ideal attractions to cap off your adventures in this fascinating part of the world.