Huasco is a fantastic tourist destination that currently promotes new forms of ecotourism, and at kupos.com we tell you what you need to know to get there and get around in this beautiful town on the Chilean coast.
Taking full advantage of the potential of its natural resources, Huasco invites you to discover the greenest area in the entire Atacama Region, and although the origin of the name Huasco is not entirely clear, this city has known how to define itself very well thanks to its pleasant climate and magnificent people. This city is the capital of the province of the same name. It limits to the north with the commune of Copiapó, to the east with the communes of Freirina and Vallenar, to the south with Freirina and to the west with the Chilean sea. You can access this city through the Panamericana Norte highway route number 5.
The list of places to visit in Huasco is long, one of the most outstanding is the Huasco Valley, due to the abundant vegetation found in it, this valley has been given the name "Jardin de Atacama". This valley stands out for the large number of small towns and agricultural villages with tourist and cultural activities originating from the Diaguita culture. The tourist routes that take place in the Huasco Valley are enriched with the visibility of the olive trees for the production of olives and wine, there are several reviews that praise the sweetness of this wine, so it is recommended to accompany the visit with the tasting of the same. The Huasco Valley has attracted the attention of those interested in stargazing, since it enjoys one of the clearest and cleanest skies in all of Chile, the latter in conjunction with the floral variety becomes an ideal destination for those who like nature.
Another place that stands out is the Paseo Costanera, which is a recent and novel construction that allows walking through almost the entire coast of Huasco and that offers numerous culinary proposals of both national and international food. This walk leads to the well-known Huasco Lighthouse, a historical monument that is worth visiting. On the other hand, there are Parque San Francisco and Parque Huasco, both are alternative and eco-friendly constructions. Huasco is also characterized by preserving the architectural heritage that has been accumulating with the historical tour of the city, the Huasco Municipality building, the José Santos Ossa Public Library No. 221, and the San Pedro Apóstol Parish Church, are some of the most important infrastructures.
It should be noted that Huasco has some of the best beaches in all of Chile, among the best known we can mention Playa Grande, Playa Chica, Playa Brava, Tres Playitas, and the list extends to more than 18 beaches, many of which offer the service to rent everything you need to camp on the beach. Without a doubt, Huasco promises days of relaxation, rest and adventure.
Huasco can be accessed through the panamerican highway number 5, and at kupos.com we take you with the Serena Mar bus company. From nearby towns there are direct trips to Huasco by carpool, or shared car, which is another alternative of travel when you are looking to travel comfortably, safely and for less money. With kupos.com you can access the carpool routes available to Huasco.
Once in Huasco, you can get around by bus, a fairly popular urban transport that covers almost all the internal routes of the town. In kupos.com you can find the available routes, and pay through the app with any card or in cash.
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