Region of Coquimbo Capital of Astrotourism …
In Coquimbo region, approximately 800 meters above the sea level, the climate becomes warm, with few dust particles and lacking humidity. The skies, with great stability and absence of cloudiness, with an average of 300 clear nights, meet the perfect conditions for the astronomical observation.
Night Photography, Paihuano Commune.
Pisco Elqui square, Paihuano commune.
Tourist Observatory Hacienda Los Andes, Río Hurtado Commune.
Shelter El Molle, Vicuña commune.
Tololo Scientific Observatory, Vicuña Commune.
La Silla Scientific Observatory.
Pisco Elqui Gulch, Paihuano Commune.
Pisco Elqui Gulch, Paihuano Commune.
Night Photography, Paihuano Commune.
Cruz del Sur Tourist Observatory, Combarbalá Commune.
Cruz del Sur Tourist Observatory, Combarbalá Commune.
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The Region of Coquimbo has evident characteristics that deserve the recognition as the astronomy and astrotourism world capital, because it gave us the perfect union between the sky, the sea and the land in a small territory. A mixture of praised landscapes, mysticism, gastronomy, adventure, sport, pisco, Gabriela Mistral, to name some of its unequalled offers.
Coquimbo region concentrate the 50% of the national astrotourism offer, it has 15 tourist observatories and 5 scientific observatories, by the year 2022, it is expected to have 7 scientific observatories of similar characteristics. Coquimbo region offers a broad and diversify offer: visits to scientific and touristic observatories, solar observation experiences, night tours, astronomical cavalcades, astrophotography, educational astronomical activities for children, lodgings and restaurants themed in astronomy, these are some of the alternatives that you can find in the region.

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