La Serena is one of Chile's oldest cities, founded in the 1540s as a sea link between Santiago and Lima, Peru. Blessed with a rich colonial history, beautiful scenery, a wonderful climate, and superb seafood; La Serena lives up to its name, which translates to "The Serene One." Book your holiday package to La Serena with Direct Flights today.
La Serena, Chile
La Serena is one of Chile's oldest cities, founded in the 1540s as a sea link between Santiago and Lima, Peru. Blessed with a rich colonial history, beautiful scenery, a wonderful climate, and superb seafood; La Serena lives up to its name, which translates to "The Serene One." This historic city offers travellers on discount holidays to La Serena abundant Pacific beaches with white sand and up to nine months a year that are free of rain, making it a holiday destination for every season. It rises suddenly from an oasis in the near-desert of the "Norte Chico," providing travellers with a beautifully green and fertile contrast to the nearby arid, rocky landscape.
The city features so many beaches that a traveller on holiday could visit a different one every day for a couple of weeks, although some have strong currents and are less suitable for swimming. Its clear skies not only make it perfect for visitors - they also make La Serena the home of several international astronomical observatories. The city features some beautiful architecture, with distinguished stone churches, tree-shaded streets and lovely plazas. Charming villages and vineyards are nearby, adding to the flavour of the area.
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La Serena features a large number of old stone churches, including the colonial Iglesia San Francisco, built in the early 1600s, and the handsome Iglesia Catedral with its museum of religious art. The Archaeological Museum showcases artifacts from the El Molle, Animas and Diaguita cultures, and an impressive Moai statue from Easter Island is also on display. Locally made handicrafts, jewellery, ceramics and textiles can be purchased at La Recova Municipal Market, and some of the observatories offer public tours.
Direct Flights books the cheapest accommodation and flights available. Visitors on La Serena travel packages can also use their accommodation in La Serena as a base to explore the nearby area. The extraordinary Fray Jorge National Park, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, is a forested region with an unlikely location - a coastal desert area. Annual rainfall is scanty, and the forest's existence depends entirely on condensation from coastal fog. Isla Damas provides a natural experience of another type - the opportunity to see penguins, sea lions and dolphins.
Flights to La Serena arrive daily from Santiago, Copiapó and Antofagasta, and connecting flights from anywhere in the world, including Australia, the United Kingdom and New Zealand, are easy to obtain. To set up your discount travel to La Serena, just visit the Direct Flights web site. We'll book your flights to La Serena from the convenience of your computer, and you'll save money, too.