Tourism in the City of Tocopilla
Distance: 186 Kilometers away from Antofagasta
Main Activity: Fishing
A city which is located 180 km from Antofagasta, on a narrow platform, surrounded by the coast.
A port devoted to the exportation of several products such as fish flour and ores.
Its most famous beaches are: Punta Blanca, Punta Atala and Conchuelas beaches. The most famous spas are Salitre and Covadonga. The Covadonga spa has a marvelous restaurant and a social club.
Less than 30 Kilometers away, by following some indigenous and colonial routes, the spa of Maria Elena is situated.
How to get to Tocopilla
Tocopilla is located 1,559 km to the north of Santiago and 163 km from Calama.
By Bus: There are many daily departures from Antofagasta and Calama. Check out at the local bus terminals for details.
By Car: Arriving from Antofagasta, you should take the road towards Tocopilla, 163 km., passing through Calama, and then, take the route 24.
By Plane: There are available many daily flights from Santiago to Antofagasta, also if you prefer to continue your travel from there by bus or car.
· Tocopilla and Archaeological Museums
· Municipal Anthropological Museums
· The House of Ex-Administrador
· Ancient Hudswell Clark Diesel Locomotive
· Parish Church
· Loa Park
· Clock Tower
Mina Fakir Beach: The Mina Fakir Beach is located 72 km to the north of Tocopilla. It is a resort surrounded by beautiful countryside and important morphological formations; it has an area of white sand. It is suitable for swimming and you can reach there by a gravel road.
Caleta El Loa: This beautiful beach is located 90 km to the north of Tocopilla, an alternative route to Iquique. This beach is suitable for fishing and you can reach there by a paved road.
Caleta Punta Arenas: It is located 39 km to the north of Tocopilla. In this beach, traditional fishermen communities benefit from the mild climate. It is suitable for fishing and you can reach there by a gravel road.