Coquimbo is located in the Province of Elqui, Region of Coquimbo, Chile. It is the land of the poetess and Nobel Prize winner Gabriela Mistral.
Coquimbo was mainly a mining area, and Guayacán was the first copper exporting port, which attracted immigrants coming mainly from Europe. It was declared a city in 1879, although its Municipality was created in 1867, on May 5, the date on which the anniversary of the port city is celebrated. Coquimbo will turn two centuries next year.
Coquimbo is a tourist destination formed by six sectors: the city of Coquimbo, where the majority of the population is based, ideal to live the traditional port life, nocturnal panoramas and culture; the Peñuelas, La Herradura, Totoralillo, Guanaqueros and Tongoy swimming beaches are undoubtedly recognized for the quality of their waters, in addition the marine gastronomy is a perfect complement, with preparations to delight the palate.
All of them offer natural and unforgettable experiences to enjoy as a family.
Coquimbo has a coastal steparic climate, temperature averages 690 F in summer and 500 in winter.