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The Best Things to Do in La Serena

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La Serena

3.6
Valleys · Beaches · Islands

Popular things to do in La Serena

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Valley
Valle del Elqui
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Garden
Jardin del Corazon
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Island
Isla Damas
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Beach
Avenida del Mar
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Packed with old stone churches in a unique urban landscape, La Serena represents one of Chile's oldest settlements, equally popular with architecture buffs and beachgoers. Many La Serena holidays focus on its lengthy developed coastline, backed by comfortable hotels and neat restaurants. Tourists seeking more from their La Serena vacation venture deeper into the surrounding countryside, where charming villages and vineyards share the landscape with modern astronomical observatories, making the most of the area's exceptionally clear night skies and favorable atmospheric conditions. Make the most of your holiday in La Serena by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our Chile day trip planner.

Side trips from La Serena

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Religious Site
Cruz Del Tercer Milenio Coquimbo
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Totoralillo Coquimbo
3.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Distillery Tour
Elki Magic Vicuna
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Observatory
Mamalluca Observatory Vicuna
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in La Serena

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Central Tour la Serena
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Park
Enchanted Valley (Valle del Encanto)
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Church
San Agustin, Convent and Church
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.5
Duration: 4 hours

Historic Sites in La Serena

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Lighthouse
Faro Monumental de La Serena
2.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Church
Catedral De San Bartolome De La Serena
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Church
Iglesia San Francisco de Asis
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Religious Site
Iglesia La Merced
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in La Serena

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Observatory
Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Water Park
Parque Acuatico Curunina La Serena
4.3
Duration: 8 hours
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Aquarium
Serena Zoo
2.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Beach
Playa El Faro
1.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in La Serena

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Geologic Formation
Punta Choros
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
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National Park
Fray Jorge National Park
4.2
Duration: 8 hours
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