Arica Tourism, Chile

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Arica (English /əˈriːkə/ uh-REE-kuh) is a commune and a port city with a population of 196,590 in the Arica Province of northern Chile's Arica y Parinacota Region. It is Chile's northernmost city, being located only 18 km (11 mi) south of the border with Peru. The city is the capital of both the Arica Province and the Arica and Parinacota Region. Arica is located at the bend of South America's western coast known as the Arica Bend or Arica Elbow. At the location of the city two lush valleys that dissect the Atacama Desert converge: Azapa and Lluta. These valleys provides fruit for export. Arica is an important port for a large inland region of South America. The city serves a free port for Bolivia and manages a substantial part of that country's trade. In addition it is the end station of the Bolivian oil pipeline beginning in Oruro. The city's strategic position is enhanced by being next to the Pan-American Highway, being connected to both Tacna in Peru and La Paz in Bolivia by railroad and being served by an international airport. Its mild weather has made Arica known as the "city of the eternal spring" in Chile while its beaches are frequented by Bolivians. The city was an important port already during Spanish colonial rule. Chile seized the city from Peru in 1880 following the War of the Pacific and was recognized as Chilean by Peru in 1929. A substantial part of African Chileans live in or trace their origins to Arica.

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This warm abode of Arica is a delightful place to visit in Chile. Tour packages of Arica are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Arica*

  • Pollution Statistics in Arica

    Know the pollution level of Arica before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Arica - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 99.89 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 58.62 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Arica

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Arica

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.56 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.06 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 67.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 52 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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  • Private Arica and Ancient Cultures Tour
    Private Arica and Ancient Cultures Tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 7 Hrs

    This tour is designed for lovers of tangible and intangible cultural heritage, providing a dynamic way to know the Azapa and ...

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  • Arica Private City Tour
    Arica Private City Tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    Circuit to know the cultural heritage and various historical attractions of over 5000 years within the city of Arica.

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