First time in Antofagasta
A large port city that in recent years has made an effort to improve its industrial image. While many travelers pass through Antofagasta, few, other than those with business at the nearby mines, stay.
Although it is located in the Atacama desert, temperatures in Antofagasta remain mild almost year round. Like the rest of the region, Antofagasta is extremely dry and recives an average of only 4 millimeters of rain annually.
Climate in Antofagasta
Where to stay in Antofagasta
Hotels in Antofagasta
Many hotels in Antofagasta cater to the mining industry and budget options are generally close to where the old bus stations were. To check on availability of hotel rooms, choose you favorite hotel website from the list below.Booking.com
The expedia network
Decolar.com (em portugués)
How to get to Antofagasta
Flights to Antofagasta
The Cerro Moreno Airport airport (ANF) is located about an hour to the north of the center. See on map To check on flights to Antofagasta, fill out the form below.
The new bus station, Terminal Cardenal Carlos Oviedo Cavada is located north of downtown on the corner of avenue Pedro Aguirre Cerda and Paihuano. It’s not in the nicest of neighborhoods, so avoid walking around the area alone and watch your luggage.
Buses leave Antofagasta to the following destinations
|Santiago||17|| $ 22.000 SC
$ 26.300 CA
$ 26.300 PR
Restaurants in Antofagasta
For cheap eats, try one of the many stands in the mercado.
Nightlife in Antofagasta
If your looking for strip joints, you won’t have to venture too far. There are many of them in the center.
Shopping in Antofagasta
There are two shopping malls located on the waterfront
The official internet site of Antofagasta
Things to do in Antofagasta
The pedestrian walkway Arturo Prat makes for a good place to stroll or sit and drink a coffee.
Check out the replica of Big Ben. in Plaza Colòn.
Walk down to the waterfront and view seals and There aren’t any real beaches in town, but to the north in Mejillones or a bit further in Hornitos there are a few decent ones.
A natural arch can be found on the shore at the Portada, just north of the center.