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Antofagasta

Country
Chile
State
Antofagasta Province
City
Antofagasta
Type of Location
Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

Cerro Moreno International Airport is the only air terminal in Antofagasta and is located in Cerro Moreno, north of the city.This site, despite being classified as International Airport, operates only as a terminal for national flights.In this terminal operates three domestic airlines, LAN Chile, Principal Airlines and Sky Airlines to many Chilean airports and also to Lima, Peru being the only international destination served by TACA Peru.

By Train

The most important railroad town is the "Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia" (FCAB) founded in 1888, during the economic boom of the saltpeter industry.Due to the fastest urban and demographic growth of Antofagasta over the last decade, is currently under study and discuss the implementation of a commuter train, using the current line of Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia.The project aims to decongest vehicular traffic causing problems at peak times, linking the north and south of the city with a direct train line.

By Bus

The higher transportation consists of thirteen lines of minibuses, which correspond to buses with a capacity of less than thirty people.The public transport is within a tender and is known as TransAntofagasta.The public transport plan took effect officially on November 28, 2005, replacing the old bus service.The route of these buses finish in the Caleta Coloso (south end of the city) during the year, and during the summer come as far as "Balneario Juan Lopez", which is out of town.

By Ferries

The city also has a port complex of seven docks, inaugurated by President Carlos Ibanez del Campo on February 14, 1943 under the name of Puerto de Antofagasta, which consists of two terminals. Terminal 1, consists of the docks 1, 2 and 3, is multi-operator and is managed by the “Empresa Portuaria Antofagasta” (EPA) since July 1, 1998.Terminal No. 2, composed of docks 4, 5, 6 and 7, monooperario type, which is managed and operated by the company "Antofagasta Terminal Internacional" (ATI) since March 1, 2003.Overall, this tourist (member of the Association of Cruise Ports Southern Cone) and commercial port, can operate the production of 5,000,000 tons of cargo.

By Road

The main land route connectivity in the province is the Route 5-CH, route which connects the city with the rest of the country and is part of the Panamerican Highway.This route connects to the city by the Route CH-26 in the north of the city, and the Route CH-28 at the south entrance.In addition, the city is connected to the north of the country by Route 1-CH, the way that also allows access to Cerro Moreno International Airport and the natural monument La Portada.

Key places to visit
Antofagasta Regional Stadium, Salt White Gold, Juan Lopez, Hornitos Beach


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Places to Visit

Antofagasta Regional Stadium

Is a multi-use stadium in Antofagasta, Chile.It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Club de Deportes Antofagasta.The stadium holds 26,339 people and was built in 1964.

Salt White Gold

Wandering throughout the region surrounding the city of Antofagasta leads us to the origin of the saltpeter peoples.Several abandoned salt works are located in the northeast of Antofagasta.Some of them are Pueblo Pampa Union and Chacabuco.Maria Elena is the sole natural saline field under exploitation.It was created in 1926 based on the same traditional architecture as the rest of the salt plain settlements and the nearby Plaza de Armas.

Juan Lopez

Leaving from Antofagasta towards the North and after visiting La Portada, our next must visit destination is Juan Lopez, a small vestige of what Northern Chile used to be like.The entire Antofagasta Bay was dwelled with small communities and fishing coves where the inhabitants began to develop with their families.The territory occupied by the Juan Lopez bathing resort today, which used to be called a different name in those days, could not escape history either.

Hornitos Beach

Hornitos is one of the most beautiful beaches in northern Chile.Summer houses, cliffs and a fantastic sea turn this beach into a heavenly site.The oceanic road that takes us from Antofagasta to Iquique is unique, not only because it runs next to the sea but also because it unfolds peacefully and calmly amidst bends and straight stretches, which allow us to appreciate how life goes on in these latitudes.Fishermen coves, sea and desert are seen like spots in a wall as we leave the Mejillones Peninsula.And it is from this point onwards that the sea mingles with the desert in a constant struggle for becoming the center of attention. Sometimes the sea wins, sometimes, the sand is the winner.

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