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Iquique Travel Guide: 32 reviews and 97 photos

Iquique is a fantastic city in the north of Chile, is the perfect city to spend the summer because here you will find some of the best beaches of Chile, entertainment all day and night, great discotheques and restaurants.
The city also has a beautiful square and an area in downtown with old buildings and museums, that keep all the history about the city and about the mining zone that is close to here.

What to do in Iquique?

The city is a nice mix of desert and sea. There is so much to do here, enjoy the beach where you can swim, to practice surf, kayac, and other aquatic sports, enjoy the shows in the beach (dance, aerobics), to visit the crocodiles zoo, enjoy other animals shows, go to the casino, visit the parks, visit the square, the cathedral, go shopping because this city is one of the cheapest of Chile, visit the closer towns of the old mining industry, to practice sandboard, to practice paragliding and so much more that i will explain in the tips.

Enjoy the best beaches

The city has two great beaches, one is "Brava" beach where people go to enjoy the sun , to play some sports like volleyball because this beach is not good to swim. The other beach is the most famous "cavancha" beach where you can enjoy the sea, and all kind of aquatic sports. In cavancha Beach is where everything happens, shows, dances and contest, but in my opinion is better to go in the morning because in the afternoon is totally full.

  • Last visit to Iquique: Feb 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2007 at 3:30 PM

    Nice introduction to this interesting city.

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2007 at 10:10 PM

    Interesting tips - my youngest daughter would definitely love that shopping tip!!! ;-)

  • metteks's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2006 at 11:47 AM

    Nice tips.

  • fabrice's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2006 at 12:28 AM

    we must admit that chile has a strange geographical shape

  • camilo74's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2006 at 7:23 AM

    Very interesting page Patricia. i m ust visit Iquique ;) Saludos

  • Confucius's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2006 at 11:42 AM

    Tremendous, my friend! Just wondering how to pronounce the name of this place. My guess is "E-Key-K"...looks great from your intro photo and sounds like a nice place to visit. Cheers!

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2005 at 9:13 AM

    Thanks Patricia. We have a fishing company here called Iquique - perhaps it is named after this place?


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