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Antofagasta

Antofagasta is a coastal city in northern Chile, located in the Atacama Desert. It is the capital of the Antofagasta Region and the second-largest city in the country. The city was founded in 1868 and has a population of over 300,000 people. The city is known for its mining industry, which is the largest in Chile and one of the largest in the world.

The geography of Antofagasta is dominated by the Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world. The city is located on the Pacific coast and is surrounded by the Andes Mountains to the east. The city is known for its hot and dry climate, with temperatures ranging from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius during the summer months.

The history of Antofagasta is closely linked to the mining industry. The city was founded in 1868 by Chilean miners who were looking to exploit the mineral resources of the region. The city quickly grew and became a major port for the export of copper and other minerals. In the late 19th century, the city was the site of a major uprising by miners against the Chilean government. This was known as the "Antofagasta Revolt" and it was a major event in Chilean history.

In the 20th century, Antofagasta became an important center of industry and commerce. It is now a major port and a hub for the mining, fishing, and tourism industries. The city is also home to a number of universities and research institutes.

Antofagasta is a vibrant and modern city that is an important part of Chilean culture and history. With its rich history and unique geography, it is a great place to visit and explore.

Excursion tips for a day in Antofagasta

As a tourist in Antofagasta in Chile, there are plenty of exciting activities to do in a day. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Visit La Portada Natural Monument – This stunning natural monument is a must-see for visitors to Antofagasta. Located on the Pacific coast, it features a giant rock archway set against the backdrop of the ocean.

2. Explore the Mercado Central – This bustling market is the perfect place to pick up souvenirs, as well as try some of the local cuisine.

3. Visit the Museo de Antofagasta – This museum is dedicated to the history and culture of the city, and offers a great insight into the region’s past.

4. Take a stroll along the beach – Antofagasta’s beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world, so take the time to take a leisurely walk and take in the stunning scenery.

5. Take a day trip to Parque Nacional Los Flamencos – This national park is located just outside of Antofagasta and is home to a variety of wildlife, including flamingos, llamas, and vicuñas.

6. Go shopping in Plaza 21 de Mayo – This shopping mall is the perfect place to pick up some souvenirs and gifts for family and friends back home.

7. Enjoy a delicious meal at one of the city’s many restaurants – Antofagasta is home to some of the best seafood restaurants in the country, so be sure to enjoy a delicious meal while you’re in town.

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The climate in Antofagasta

Antofagasta in Chile has a desert climate with hot and dry summers and mild winters. During the summer months (December to February) temperatures can reach up to 35°C and humidity levels are low. Spring (September to November) is mild with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C. Autumn (March to May) is cool with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 22°C. Winter (June to August) is mild with temperatures ranging from 5°C to 15°C. Rainfall is rare throughout the year, with the highest precipitation occurring from March to May.

Cruise weather for Antofagasta

Our weather forecast for Antofagasta helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 14.5 °C
min: 12.6 °C
22.3 m/s
25.2 m/s
22.6 %
21.6 m
82.0 %
1,017 hPa
07:23:31
18:11:52
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 15.9 °C
min: 13 °C
24.5 m/s
29.2 m/s
17.1 %
22.7 m
81.8 %
1,015 hPa
07:23:17
18:12:18
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 13.9 °C
min: 12.1 °C
16.6 m/s
16.6 m/s
27.7 %
16.4 m
85.2 %
1,016 hPa
07:23:03
18:12:44
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 13.4 °C
min: 11.5 °C
10.1 m/s
11.5 m/s
10.1 %
22.9 m
84.4 %
1,015 hPa
07:22:47
18:13:10
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 14.1 °C
min: 12.8 °C
10.4 m/s
12.6 m/s
9.3 %
23.3 m
81.1 %
1,017 hPa
07:22:30
18:13:35
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 13.6 °C
min: 12.5 °C
13.3 m/s
15.5 m/s
78.5 %
17.7 m
86.4 %
1,017 hPa
07:22:12
18:14:02
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 13.8 °C
min: 12.7 °C
8.3 m/s
7.9 m/s
80.6 %
23.7 m
81.7 %
1,017 hPa
07:21:52
18:14:28
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 15.1 °C
min: 13.3 °C
18.0 m/s
23.0 m/s
93.3 %
23.9 m
83.9 %
1,018 hPa
07:21:32
18:14:54
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 14.6 °C
min: 13.2 °C
13.3 m/s
14.8 m/s
10.9 %
21.9 m
85.4 %
1,017 hPa
07:21:10
18:15:20
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 15.0 °C
min: 13.4 °C
21.2 m/s
26.6 m/s
40.0 %
24.1 m
77.0 %
1,019 hPa
07:20:47
18:15:46
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 15.4 °C
min: 14 °C
24.5 m/s
28.4 m/s
28.3 %
22.0 m
79.5 %
1,017 hPa
07:20:23
18:16:12
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 14.5 °C
min: 13.4 °C
20.2 m/s
22.7 m/s
14.4 %
22.0 m
85.3 %
1,017 hPa
07:19:57
18:16:39
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 15.8 °C
min: 14 °C
29.5 m/s
34.9 m/s
3.1 %
22.5 m
76.0 %
1,015 hPa
07:19:31
18:17:05
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 14.4 °C
min: 13.2 °C
20.3 m/s
21.0 m/s
16.5 %
19.0 m
84.3 %
1,015 hPa
07:19:03
18:17:31

Cruises to Antofagasta

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Scheduled ship calls in Antofagasta, Chile
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 15th 2024 Friday, 15th of Nov. 2024 Silver Wind Expedition 05:00 am 11:00 pm
Jan. 29th 2025 Wednesday, 29th of Jan. 2025 Azamara Journey 09:00 am 08:00 pm
Feb. 15th 2025 Saturday, 15th of Feb. 2025 MS Volendam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 30th 2025 Sunday, 30th of Mar. 2025 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am

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