Around 77,000 people call Ovalle in Coquimbo home.
Ovalle is located approximately 210 miles (338 kilometers) northwest of Mendoza and 200 miles (322 kilometers) north of Santiago, the national capital.
If you love nature and wildlife, head to Bosque de Fray Jorge National Park and Monumento Natural Pichasa, two scenic places where locals and visitors like to come to get active. Go for a hike through the park and go birdwatching, before having a snack in the reserves’ beautiful environs.
The Andocallo Basilica is a well-preserved religious building that has a rich history. Visit the site to learn about its history and then take your time to study its design.
Ovalle features some gracious public spaces; Plaza de Armas is one of the most popular. Bring a few friends and switch off your devices, this square is the place to step off life’s merry go round for a precious hour or two.
The Valle del Encanto and the Collowara Observatory are the ideal attractions to cap off your adventures in this fascinating region.