SAN JOSÉ MINE AND COASTAL ROUTE
Price per person: From $ 95,000 CLP per person based on 4 people.
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Only from Thursday to Sunday.
Duration: 8 hours.
Includes: pickup at the hotel, shared transportation, guide and lunch.
Does not include: guided visit with miner Jorge Galleguillos (reference value $ 5,000 per person) and water.
What to bring: comfortable shoes, hat, swimsuit, towel, sunglasses, hydration and sunscreen.
Restrictions: only from Thursday to Sunday (museum open)
Cancellation policy: 48 hours.
SAN JOSÉ MINE - THE 33 MINERS
The history of the city of Copiapó and its surroundings is undoubtedly marked by the exploits and also by the tragedies that have occurred around its main activity: mining.
One of these recent stories corresponds to a tragedy, which luckily had a happy ending. The history of the collapse of the San José Mine, where 33 miners were trapped at about 700 meters deep, to be rescued 69 days later, went around the world and left in the area landmarks that today remind its visitors of the rudeness of what it means to be a miner.
Bahía Cisne is another of the main tourist attractions in the region. Located south of Bahía Inglesa, it has calm and warm waters ideal for swimming.
In addition to its spa conditions, Bahía Cisne is also an important refuge for penguins and other seabirds, located on the Big Island of the bay, which is a biological reserve area.
EL MORRO BEACH
Ten kilometers south of Bahía Inglesa is Playa El Morros, crystal clear waters of peaceful tranquility.
Located on the shores of the third region, this little oasis boasts a great climate where visitors can easily enter, camp, and enjoy the entire desert landscape.
Bahía Inglesa is a small resort located a very short distance from the port of Caldera in the Third Region of Atacama.
It owes its name to the visit made by the English privateer Edward Davis on his Bachelor ship in 1687, becoming known as Puerto del Inglés.
It stands out for its white sands and its particularly crystalline waters, in addition to having all the necessary infrastructure to accommodate tourists and visitors. There are camping facilities, hotels, restaurants and summer houses.
Its very popular beaches are considered among the best in the country. Some of them are La Piscina, Las Machas, Blanca and El Chuncho. The place also enjoys a mild climate all year round.
Caldera is a Chilean commune and city, belonging to the Province of Copiapó, in the Atacama Region. It is a mining, fishing and aquaculture port, located 75 kilometers from the city of the regional capital, Copiapó. In addition to the above, Caldera is located in an area of important tourist interest.
The city was founded on November 20, 1849, by Decree Law signed by the then President of the Republic Manuel Bulnes and the Minister of the Interior José Joaquín Pérez.
The creation of the port of Caldera was due to the construction of the first Chilean railway by the recently created Compañía de Ferrocarriles de Copiapó, as a result of the need to have a port of embarkation for the production of minerals that existed at that time, and that came from the Chañarcillo and Tres Puntas mines. That is why by Supreme Decree of September 21, 1850, the then small cove of Caldera became a port of real importance at the national level.
LA VIRGEN BEACH
Playa La Virgen is a beach located 70 km from Copiapó and 7 km south of Puerto Viejo.
It has turquoise blue waters, fine white sands, cleanliness and little waves, which makes it one of the most attractive beaches in Chile, due to its resemblance to Caribbean beaches.