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Address: La Serena, Chile
Phone Number: +56 51 221 8970

Sparkling beaches, hot hotels and local restaurants line this city street.

Sparkling beaches, hot hotels and local restaurants line this city street.

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Good cycle lanes

We cycled from La Serena to Coquimbo and there's a good cycle path that goes almost all the way along the sea front for 15km. Good route for spotting sea lions and pelicans and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
Sarah D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We cycled from La Serena to Coquimbo and there's a good cycle path that goes almost all the way along the sea front for 15km. Good route for spotting sea lions and pelicans and enjoying the sea air. You could hire surf boards too. Quiet in the cold foggy mornings but livens up in the afternoon. Good seafood empanadas en... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Though the cold breeze unsettle you at times, but worth every moment you spent there. I think most of our times are spent here, awesome restaurants, cool beach, neat and clean walk areas, activities for kids, good horizon ....

Thank Siladitya B
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Actually I did not like the beach area very much: many ugly concrete buildings (apartment buildings and hotels). Dirty and no shade. Not pleasant to swim. However pleasant to walk along the beach at sunset when there often is a cool breeze. The old town of La Serena for me was the best place to hang out.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

The beach that runs along Avenida del Mar is a broad sandy beach with decent waves. It is lined by restaurants and bars and is popular at all times of the day, from joggers to strollers to surfers to diners. The panorama it offers is great with Coquimbo and its enormous cross to the left and amazing mountains to the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

I remember this place from my childhood no comparison with today. The "cleaning up" of the beach and the "new" lanes for bicycles and pedestrians have added so much value. You can enjoy very nice long walks by the sea with many possibilities to enjoy a coffee, tea or whatever at the beach. Really nice! Maintenance seems to be taken... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Nice walk early evening along the water front, sunset was really pleasant and a fresh but soft breeze. During the day you can sometimes see sea lions on the beach but best time I think is for sunset, Take you camera!

Thank Josh N
Svendborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

A great promenade by the beach, lots of fun vans that offer food, bars, cafes and restaurants all along the road, the beach itself is relatively clean and most people take care of it. The waters this year were quite rough and though there were lifeguards at hand they were mostly chasing people out of the water due to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

A very clean and seemingly safe beach. No homeless, no beggars. No place to park easily except at your hotel. Hotels were a bit seedy and lots of infrastructure repairs were not attended to. Not an elegant beach resort by any means, Nothing like Zapallar to the south. But a clean sandy beach, lots of families in Jan-Feb, though the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Ton of people. The area was nice. The waves were crashing in pretty hard, so maybe not a great place to swim. Otherwise the beach was good. Depending on where you are on the avenida...some areas are all hotels, other areas have a few restaurants.

Thank Andy R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

The beachfront in La Serena is so long (about 6 km) and the beach is cool. Lots of places to eat and generally worth a visit especially at sunset

Thank Clanranald

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