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Iquique Travel Wiki

City travel and information guide
Tourist information, guides, as well as search possibility for cheapest travel offers and hotel deals. Get the best and cheapest vacation.

Travel to Iquique

Iquique was founded in the 16th century, but didn’t begin to grow into a modern community until the saltpeter mining in the region began to take off in earnest. It is one of just two free ports in Chile. You’ll also find plenty of beaches to enjoy, regional sites to explore, and stunning museums to tour.

Begin your journey at the Playa Cavancha. It’s the only beach in the city that is suitable for swimming. The waves are large enough for surfing if you wish as well. It’s rustic enough that shell or agate hunters will enjoy a leisurely stroll, but developed enough that you can find structured activities to enjoy. The crowds can be large, especially on a good day for surfing, so plan on getting there early.

Then make your way over to the Corbeta Esmeralda Museum. This tall ship takes visitors through the Battle of Iquique in the late 19th century, which would eventually see the city move from being part of Peru to being in Chile. The ship is well-maintained, but groups must schedule a tour in advance.

At the Plaza Arturo Prat, you’ll find a clock tower that is a designated historic landmark. Completed in 1878, the mechanism still functions and was imported from England.

You’ll also find water parks, historic religious sites, and a fascinating military museum waiting to be explored during your stay.

Iquique is a brilliant city that introduces travelers to the wonders of Chile and South America. Make it your next destination and you will be pleasantly surprised by the sheer variety of opportunities that are available here.

Travel and vacation in Iquique, Chile

Here you can find information about travel and holiday trips to Chile. You will find travel deals as well as general travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts about Chile. We try to find the best travel video about the city and its surroundings and we write about the best sights, shopping and things to do. You will also find updated current weather and forecasts. The current exchange rates are also updated many times a day.

Travel and stay

If you are looking for places to stay there are some possibilities where you can search for the cheapest options.

Hostelworld where you can search for budget accommodation

Hotellook where you can search hotels and apartments

Airbnb where you can search accommodation in private apartments and rooms

Rent your transport

A way to get around the city is looking for offers on renting the transport.

Discover Cars is a website offering price comparison on car rentals all over the world

Rent bikes and motorbikes

BikesBooking is a website where you can search bikes, scooter and motorcycle rental.

City tours and transfers

When you are ready to discover the city you can find information about city tours and tranfers in the city on different websites offering search engines with all in one search.

Kiwitaxi is a website where you can search the best offers for city and airport transfers

City Tours and attractions

Find city tours and attractions with local guides and discover the city with the locals. Check ticket prices and book in advance for the biggest and most popular attractions.

Where is the city, maps

See on the map where you can find the city in the country and calculate how far it is.

City Tourist Information

Below you will find a listing of what to see and do in the city

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Online weather and forecast

The weather and weather forecast for the coming days will be updated several times every day

Iquique
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Closest terminals to the city

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