La Serena Tourism, Chile

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La Serena (Spanish pronunciation: [la seˈɾena]) is a city and commune in northern Chile, capital of the Coquimbo Region. Founded in 1544, it is the country's second oldest city after the national capital, Santiago, located 471 km (293 miles) to the south. It has a communal population of 198,164 (2012 census, and 400,000 for the Greater La Serena) area, the country's fourth largest conurbation (pop. 300,000, 2002 census), which includes nearby Coquimbo with an area of 1,892.80 square kilometres (730.81 sq mi). It is one of the fastest-growing areas of Chile, witnessing a population increase of 32.6% between 1992 and 2002. The city is an important tourist destination, especially during the summer, where people go to visit the beaches. It is in the headquarters of the University of La Serena and also is home to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of La Serena, one of five Catholic Archdioceses of the Catholic Church in Chile.

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A place in Chile, La Serena is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for La Serena*

  • Pollution Statistics in La Serena

    Know the pollution level of La Serena before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • La Serena: Crime and Safety

    How safe is La Serena for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in La Serena.

    • Burglary and Theft 5 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 10 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 15 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 5 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 15 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 15 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 70 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 20 (Low)
  • Living in La Serena - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 85.63 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 57.47 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 39.5 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 64.35 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.75 (High)
    • 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 La Serena

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in La Serena

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.17 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.84 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 50.98 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 50.98 USD

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

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