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Relaxing, pretty desert/ocean city

How can the desert suddenly end and the ocean begin? I don't know, but that's how it is in Arica... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
Brittany_11_10
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Los Angeles, California
Glorious Arica.

An oasis compared to Bolivia and Peru. I could have stayed here 3 weeks; the standard and quality... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
toyotakev
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Lugano, Switzerland
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

How can the desert suddenly end and the ocean begin? I don't know, but that's how it is in Arica, and it makes for stark, interesting, beautiful landscape. The city center itself is pretty chill, though the main street does get busy in the afternoon....More

Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed 15 October 2017

An oasis compared to Bolivia and Peru. I could have stayed here 3 weeks; the standard and quality of life is what we would expect from a European country; so well done CHILE!

Thank toyotakev
Reviewed 28 September 2017

This is an interesting place to visit, not your typical tourist attraction. Very close to the Peruvian and Bolivian border and with strong influence of both countries. Arid, desert environment.

Thank Leela888
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I went there on a work trip, but give me some time to walk around and I loved the city! Long beaches, gently people, and excellent weather! Also there´s a lot of one day trips around the city you can do, for example: Chungara lake,...More

Thank Antonieta V
Reviewed 23 March 2017

A city with a pleasant climate.. there are many landmarks to visit around the city. Chinchorro culture is present

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Reviewed 30 January 2017

If you like history, smalls cities and desert views, this is a good city to visit. Also has good food, museums, tourist attractions, etc.

Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I admit it. I was totally surprised and impressed. I never even heard of Arica before, much less expected to find such a pleasant, clean, friendly town with such modern shopping, great local art for sale and restaurants in the Chilean desert coast. Take your...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I travel almost lot in Chile,but not so many times i am happy during my chilean trips.Compare other latino american countrys Chile is much more expensive and local nature and turistic service is almost poor.Arica is totaly different ,border city near Peru offer in chilean...More

1  Thank shamot2014
Reviewed 31 December 2016

An oasis in the middle of the desert, arica is a city with more than 9000 years of history, geoglyphs, petroglyphs, mummies, sea and beaches, a mystery.

Thank ferenachefchaouen
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