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Arica is a port city in northern Chile, wedged between the Pacific Ocean and the towering Andes mountains. The city itself is known for its long stretches of sandy beaches, perfect for surfing, and the Morro de Arica, a rocky headland with a war museum and great views. Just inland, the Andes offer opportunities for hiking and exploring the high-altitude Lauca National Park, which is home to Chungará Lake, one of the world's highest lakes. Arica has a dry desert climate, with very little rain year-round and warm to hot temperatures.

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Airports near Arica

Reach Arica your way. You can easily travel to Arica using any of these 4 airports.

Chacalluta International Airport

Located in Arica, Chile, this is the closest international airport to the city. It is approximately a 20-minute drive from the city centre.


Tacna International Airport

Although not in Chile, Tacna International Airport is a regional airport located in Tacna, Peru, which is about a 1-hour drive from Arica. It serves as an alternative option for travellers looking to reach Arica.


El Alto International Airport

If you are willing to take a connecting flight, El Alto International Airport in La Paz, Bolivia, is another option. It is approximately a 5-hour drive from Arica, but it offers more international flight connections.


Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport

For travellers who don't mind a longer drive or prefer a wider range of flight options, Santiago International Airport in Santiago, Chile, is a major hub. It is about a 10-hour drive from Arica, so a connecting flight to a more local airport might be a more convenient option.

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Things to do in Arica

Discovering the many attractions of Arica can be quite a task, so we've narrowed down our top 3:

El Morro de Arica

This fortified hilltop offers stunning views of the city and the Pacific Ocean. It also houses the Museo Histórico y de Armas (Military History Museum), which tells the story of the region's military past.

Lauca National Park

A short distance from Arica, this park is a must-visit for nature lovers. Here you'll find volcanoes, alpine lakes, and colorful flora and fauna. The park is home to the endangered vicuña, a relative of the llama, as well as llamas, alpacas, and a variety of birdlife.

Museo Arqueológico San Miguel de Azapa

This archaeological museum is dedicated to the Chinchorro culture, one of the oldest civilisations in the Americas. The museum houses a collection of mummies, which are some of the oldest and best-preserved in the world.