You're going to love La Serena

Leave the city lights behind and prepare for some of the best stargazing in the world. Dry conditions and dark skies make for ideal viewing.
La Serena is great for beach, nature & sightseeing.

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Wander the streets of the city center and find stone churches colonial and neocolonial architecture and craft markets. A stop for photos in the picturesque Plaza de Armas is a must.
La Serena
205,635
population
Spanish
language
26th
largest city in Chile
775.28
Chilean Peso equals $1 USD

Getting to La Serena

While La Serena is worth the trip on its own it’s easy to add to a more in-depth South America itinerary. Once you’re there the airport is only 3 miles from downtown and you can grab a taxi for less than $10 or a transfer van for even cheaper.

Median airfare by month

$1368 Median airfare from US to La Serena in January

Median airfare by time before departure

$1213 Median airfare 1 month before departure date
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Staying in La Serena

La Serena has the best of both worlds – chill city center and pretty coastline – so deciding where to stay is a personal preference. Take your pick between small city vibes or beach views.

Median hotel rate by month

$60 Median January hotel rate

Median hotel rate by night

$44 Median Sunday hotel rate

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When in La Serena

Weather in La Serena

Average Temperature (°F)
63° Average temperature in January

Eating in La Serena

What should you order while you’re in La Serena?

Chile boasts some of the best seafood in the world, and with La Serena located on the coast, you’re in store for some of the freshest the country has to offer.
La Serena

What you’ll expect to pay (USD)

$6
Cheap meal
$4
A beer
$39
Nice dinner for 2
Included in the bill
Standard tip for good service
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