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Trip Planner South America  /  Chile  /  Atacama Region  /  Caldera
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Things to do: beaches, museums, nature
Historically an important port town, exporting minerals mined in Copiapo, today Caldera offers ample ways to discover the region's heritage and admire the natural features of the coastal area. The first railway line in the country started here in 1851 to aid the industry of mineral extraction from Copiapo, and the influx of wealth from this arrangement led to the construction of some of the town's main architectural highlights. Sightseeing in Caldera showcases these late 19th-century religious buildings and private residences, which now function mainly as museums. The town's beaches represent the other side of Caldera's attractions, with long stretches of sandy coastline, as well as marine reserves and interesting topographical features. Whether you only want to go to Caldera, or have a whole adventure planned, Inspirock has you covered with our user-friendly Chile holiday planner.
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The main selection of accommodations in Caldera lie just north of Batallion Atacama, offering good access to the waterfront and the town's main amenities, including restaurants, cafes, and stores. Hotels of great variety sit on the major boulevards and side streets, while rental apartments offer a good option for those planning an extended stay. Consider exploring the lodging options of the coastal areas north and south of town, where small boutique and resort-style hotels make good use of the extra space with additional facilities and extensive views of the coast, just a short drive from the conveniences of the main urban area.
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