#7 surf in arica and iquique
It has some nice ones, but doesnt lay a finger on those we visited in brazil or the coast of ecuador.
In fact, on the backpacker circuit, nobody really comes to chile for its beaches.
However, more and more are making their way here for its waves.
It is chiles northernmost city, being located only 18 km south of the border with peru.
The city is the capital of both the arica province and the arica and parinacota region.
Arica is located at the bend of sou.
Things to do in arica
Its height is 139 metres above sea level.
It was the last bulwark of defence for the peruvian troops who garrisoned the city during the war of the pacific (1879–1883).
How to get to arica
Chacalluta international airport is the only airport in arica and it is 11.
The airport provides regular service to santiago, but the cost of air travel is significantly expensive compared to bus trips.
Arica experiences typical desert weather with the same temperature between 13 and 27 celsius all year around.
The rain was almost non-existent but small earthquakes appeared frequently.