Travel Information

Reciprocity tax at the Santiago airport

All those travellers with passports from Australia and Mexico, have to pay a reciprocity tax before entering International Police.

  • Australia: US$117.00
  • Mexico: US$23.00

About La Serena

(Excerpt from Wikipedia)

La Serena is a city located in northern Chile, capital of the Coquimbo region. Founded in 1544, it is the country's second oldest city after the national capital, Santiago, located 471 km (293 miles) to the south. The city is an important tourist destination, especially during the summer, where people go to visit the beaches.
The town has retained its historic architecture and this, along with a selection of beaches (known as Avenida del Mar, "Sea Avenue"), has caused the city to become a significant tourist destination.

The beaches of the Avenida Del Mar are some of the most crowded in La Serena, which run from the El Faro Monumental in the south to Peñuelas's beach in neighboring Coquimbo, an extension of 6 km (4 mi). However, the beaches of La Serena have very rough water and are not suitable for swimming.

La Serena holds offices for the European Southern Observatory organisation, AURA, Inc. and for the Carnegie Institution for Science. It will also be the home of the base facility of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope.


Travelling to La Serena

By plane: Santiago de Chile (SCL) to La Florida (LSC), Chile

La Serena is located at only 60 min by airplane from Santiago.
LATAM Airlines and Sky Airlines have daily flights to La Serena.



By land: Santiago - La Serena

There are several bus services that go to La Serena from Santiago. There are different schedules from 7:30 to 23:59. The trip takes approximately 7 hours.
If you need assistance, please get in contact with the LOC.



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