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Customer Travel Tips for La Serena

71% Avg. city rating Rated by 65 customers

Activities / excursions 75%

Restaurants / eating out 69%

Shopping 71%

Chilling out / relaxing 81%

Getting around / public transport 75%

Sightseeing 71%

Culture 69%

Nightlife / partying 61%

Value for money 71%

Customer Travel Tips for La Serena

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84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating


17 May 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Romantic getaway

Customer Travel Tip: To go to Elqui Valley, Islas Damas

Liked: Close to Valle de Elqui.

Disliked: It is not a pretty city.

53% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
53% Avg. rating


15 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Boat tour

Liked: The boat tour with the wales

Disliked: The beach

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 40%
62% Avg. rating


13 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Don't expect to much but if you like hanging at the beach this might be a good place to visit

Liked: That its a chill town where you can just hang at the beach the hole day

Disliked: If you don't like the beach there's not much else to do

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


22 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Surfing

Liked: The beach surfing and the food!

Disliked: Big buildings

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
62% Avg. rating


27 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: still worth the stop to break up the busride to san pedro de atacama

Liked: the beach, nice family at the hostel, markets in the park

Disliked: dont go see the sea lions at the port, its sad, there swimming in rubbish and injured :(

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
89% Avg. rating


22 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Expect misty days and take a few warm layers with you

Liked: Elqui valley, the Japanese gardens, the craft markets, the people

Disliked: Not really!

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
91% Avg. rating


24 May 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Visit the shopping mall and beach

Liked: It feels safe and has plenty of shopping,

Disliked: The amount of stray dogs

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
69% Avg. rating


22 May 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Go to Planeta Turismo in Patio Colonial on one of the main streets. They were the only agency willing to do anything.

Liked: Ummm..... it was a historic city

Disliked: Couldnt find any tour agencies for a whole afternoon, and when we did not many wanted to run anything.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


12 May 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Do a star gazing trip to an observatory

Liked: Cute town to wander around and good location to do tours for star gazing and Valle de Elqui

Disliked: No

47% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
47% Avg. rating


11 May 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: none.

Liked: basically nothing

Disliked: there is nothing to do..,

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


19 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Do a trip out to Elqui Valley using public buses, visit Los Nichos pisco distillery. Visit Coquimbo just down the coast.

Liked: Elqui valley

Disliked: The beach was not great and the lighthouse was dilapidated.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


06 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Just enjoy it

Liked: Trips

Disliked: No

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
89% Avg. rating


22 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Pisco Elqui. Go there by local bus. The view is amazing.

Liked: The centre of the town is not too big, you can walk everywhere. There are two big shopping centres and you will find everything you need there. Couple of nice coffee shops with real coffee beans for good coffee and there is vegetarian restaurant as well. You should be careful at the bus station as I read somewhere there are chiefs around. There are supermarkets as well and buses go to Vicuña and Pisco Elqui. Weather is cloudy until 5pm and not too hot.

Disliked: Non.

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
64% Avg. rating


03 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Perhaps consider staying in the neighbouring port town of Coqimbo, which is supposed to be a bit more lively.

Liked: Nice weather and a pleasant town. Good seafood and nice people.

Disliked: It isn't actually a beach town and is quiet far from the beaches.

47% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
47% Avg. rating


22 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Stay close to the beach- that is where the best restaurants are.

Liked: the beach

Disliked: The restaurants had bad food.

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
73% Avg. rating


13 Jan 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Go to Pisco!

Liked: Good spot in between Santiago and the north.

Disliked: No close beach or harbour access.

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
71% Avg. rating


11 Jan 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Bring lots of money!

Liked: Nice beach and good weather

Disliked: Expensive

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


06 Jan 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: You can explore La Serena a day or 2. But there is alot to see outside of the city.

Liked: La Serena is an attractive city & the people are very friendly.

Disliked: There isn't alot to do in La Serena other than look around the town.

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


06 Jan 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Contratar un city tour por el Valle. Es muy barato, se visitan muchos pueblos, con degustación y almuerzo incluido. Recomedado Ecoturismo.

Liked: Su litoral, el Valle del Elqui y la amabilidad de la gente.

Disliked: Que de noche casi no hay locomoción colectiva.

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 80%
56% Avg. rating


03 Jan 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Have access to a kitchen so you can cook meals.

Liked: It was easy to rent a car for the day. The weather was great. The beach. Two shopping malls. We enjoyed where we stayed and we loved the family that owned the property.

Disliked: Restaurants close early, so eat your main meal at lunch time. It took us hours to find a restaurant that was open after 8pm on our first night.

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71% Avg. city rating Rated by 65 customers

Activities / excursions 75%

Restaurants / eating out 69%

Shopping 71%

Chilling out / relaxing 81%

Getting around / public transport 75%

Sightseeing 71%

Culture 69%

Nightlife / partying 61%

Value for money 71%

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