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ABOUT illapel

The Illapel Valley is a tourist attraction located in the Coquimbo Region, 281 km away from Santiago. Characterized by being a city with a lot of tranquility and clean skies, Illapel allows its locals and visitors to enjoy an excellent visibility of the stars throughout the year. Regarding the climate, they define it as a commune that fluctuates between warm temperatures and a dry environment, being a hot but pleasant destination in summer. Illapel has a landscape of transversal valleys, where its hills are ideal for walks and excursions, also there are wide valleys with beautiful vegetation that invite meditation and relaxed walks.

Adjacent to the calm of the commune, there is an active city with native traditions that are proudly preserved today. Among the economic activities we find agriculture, which is based on the sowing of tomatoes, melons, watermelons and blueberries; livestock that concentrates on goat breeding; and copper and gold artisanal mining, meaning that the mineral it’s extracted with explosives, picks and baskets.

In Illapel coexists the legacy of the pre-Hispanic and colonial period, which has become a very characteristic aspect of this city, since you can see archaeological preservations, such as petroglyphs that may have been the authorship of the diaguitas or molles, original inhabitants of the region. These can be found in the Cuz Cuz, Céspedes, Cárcamo and Limahuida sectors. For its part, the presence of the Spanish Empire makes the infrastructure of the Municipality, the Villaroel House, Las Casas del Mirador and the Church of San Rafael.

Since the period of the War of the Pacific (1879-1883) Illapel has demonstrated a representative nationalism of the locals, which is why on national dates large celebrations are usually held in all the towns of the commune. The celebrations in this city are always accompanied by river shrimp and goat cheese, typical dishes typical of the gastronomy of Illapel.

In case you want to access the city from Santiago, you can get there through the Aconcagua Highway, you can also enter by taking the puerto oscuro link of the Panamericana Norte highway number 5. Land transportation is concentrated in the Bus Terminal of Illapel located in San Martín 260, and at kupos.com it takes you to Illapel with the companies Pullman Bus and Expreso Norte.

From nearby towns there are direct trips to Illapel by carpool, or shared car, which is another travel alternative when you are looking to travel comfortably, safely and for less money. With kupos.com you can access the carpool routes available to Illapel.

Once in Illapel, you can mobilize 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.

Kupos.com is the platform where you find all the transport options to get to and get around Illapel.

 

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Salamanca to Illapel
2.000
2.000
Salamanca to Illapel
7.800
4.500
Santiago to Illapel
10.300
8.600
Los Vilos to Illapel
3.500
2.300
La Serena to Illapel
15.100
10.100
Santiago to Illapel
8.000
Coquimbo to Illapel
15.100
10.100
La Calera to Illapel
8.000
La Serena to Illapel
7.000
10.000
Coquimbo to Illapel
7.000
10.000
Los Vilos to Illapel
2.000
Calama to Illapel
41.200
33.200
Sierra Gorda to Illapel
38.900
32.100
Baquedano to Illapel
36.600
29.800
Antofagasta to Illapel
36.600
29.800

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