Coquimbo

Chile

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Cruises To Coquimbo

The quaint harbour town of Coquimbo was once the centre of Chile's thriving gold and copper industry. And while it's still an important shipping port, it's also a convenient access point for beaches in all directions. While you explore, be sure to ask about locally produced wine that's also a delicious part of the area's culture.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Coquimbo
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    CLT (Chile Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT -3 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Spanish. Say "how are you?" in Spanish: "como estas?"
  • Currency & Shopping
    Chilean Peso (CLP)
    Native crafts, chocolate, jams and souvenirs.
    • Famous For
      In 1550 the city's spectacular harbour first attracted the Spanish, who stayed to mine deep reserves of copper and gold.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Tour of the city’s scenic attractions, including the lighthouse, the graceful cathedral built in 1844 and the archaeological museum.
    • Fun Fact #2
      At La Recova, the artisan's marketplace, shop for copper and silver jewellery, glass works, textiles and ceramics.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Feast on camarones al pil-pil (prawn in a garlic-chili sauce), seafood soup and fried fish in one of the local restaurants found around the harbour.
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