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Long beautiful beach with grey/black sand

We stay in an apartment overlooking the beach each time we are in Arica and it's beautiful. The... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
Tamara S
Expanisve, relaxed beach

We stayed closest to this beach, and would walk down a couple times a day. It was gorgeous! Very... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Jennifer L
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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11 Feb 2018
“Fine beach but crazy windy”
1 Mar 2017
“Gee Gosh Golly. I need a Beach Umbrella ”
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

The beach was nice and clean, and the surf was good, but holy cow it was windy! So much so that it wasn't really enjoyable to sunbathe. It's great if you're into watersports, especially those needing wind, but for sunbathing, there are much better beaches...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

When the temperature is pinging off the 30* level you MUST have a Beach Umbrella to venture out onto those Hot Sands ... A Natural Fire Walk! We literally ran to the ocean so we could walk along the Beach. Rain umbrellas came into another...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Jnanayog
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We stay in an apartment overlooking the beach each time we are in Arica and it's beautiful. The water is cold and the sand is hot but they offer umbrella/chair rentals which are worth it. Water is very calm and relaxing.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Tamara S
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Great long beach to walk on. Close to a few 4* hotels, nice restaurants and you can also swim in the beaches near by.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We stayed closest to this beach, and would walk down a couple times a day. It was gorgeous! Very clean along the shore, with a lovely boardwalk. People were spattered along the beach, which was nice, as it was never crowded. Even when it was...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Perfect place to learn how to surf. The beach itself is rocky and not the best place to hang out. The attraction here is definitely the waves. Great place to watch people surf or to catch some waves of your own.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Rachael R
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Nice place to walk, very busy the weekends but nice. You can find coffee and restaurants, D'Ominos its a good place for a Pizza and a beer.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank acendra
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Not a Caribbean beach, but you can ride nice long waves suitable for all levels of surfers. 2 or 3 surf schools can be found at the northern end of the beach. Use plenty of sunscreen as the chilean sun gets through even the toughest...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank ABelden90
Reviewed 9 April 2016

The beach is large, and stretches for more than a km. The sand is, well, sand. It is clean. There are a few restaurants in a row in the central part, ranging from pizza to Rayu --- one of the best restaurants in Arica.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Richard M
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Very nice beach. It has few restaurants, but overall there are few services offered. It is a quiet beach where you can go to relax, sunbathe, walk, play with children, etc.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank scriales
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