Explore attractions from our hotel in Iquique, Chile
An extraordinary oceanfront location that is just steps from the city's thriving business and social districts makes the Radisson Iquique the ideal spot for business trips or vacations. Experience the trip of a lifetime as you take an excursion to the Atacama Desert on a 4 x 4, gamble in Iquique Casino and soak up the sun on beautiful Playa Brava, just down the street. Want an adrenaline rush? Try parapenting (paragliding), or take it easy with a trip to the historic city center. Whatever you do, you'll find that our hotel in Iquique, Chile is an excellent home base for all of your Chilean adventures.
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Some of the world's best beaches are located in Chile, which features one of the world's longest coastlines. Cavancha, Playa Huayquique, Playa Blanca and Playa Brava are all close by.
- Desert Excursions
The "antiplano," as it is called, is a blend of blue skies, volcanoes, desert and many small oasis towns. Guided tours can be conducted on foot, by horse or on a 4 x 4.
- Free Trade Zone (6.1 km)
La Zona Franca de Iquique SA, or "ZOFRI," as it's called by locals, houses an incredible variety of retail outlets, including more than 400 stores at the mall. All goods are duty-free here, ensuring that there is no value added tax (VAT) on purchases.
- Historic City Center
The Historic City Center is the place to learn all about the sodium nitrate mines that brought great wealth and popularity to Iquique.
- Iquique Casino
Take advantage of complimentary entrance tickets and shuttle service to and from this casino, open daily from noon to 6 a.m.
- Nitrate Towns (48 km)
Abandoned long ago, Nitrate Towns are what is left of the settlements formed by miners of sodium nitrate, also known as saltpeter. Humberstone and Santa Laura are among the must-see places at this destination.
Iquique is one of the world's premier parapenting—paragliding—destinations thanks to its unique combination of ascending air currents and warm weather. Inquire at the front desk about parapenting opportunities.