Playa Cavancha, Iquique

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Surrounded by palm trees and sheltered from the wind, Playa Cavancha is lapped by mild seawater suitable for swimming throughout the year, while its big waves provide opportunities for water sports. Play volleyball on the white sand, hop on a surfboard, or put on water skies and ride the waves. The area also boasts an aquarium and a pool hosting sea lion shows. Busy and popular with locals and tourists alike, the beach sits in the middle of a modern residential area with a coastal avenue and a public walkway. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Iquique trip simple and quick.
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  • The water is rather quiet. There is no wind. Chairs and umbrellas can be rented from 5000 Chilean pesos, there are continuous food vendors, pro is very sports and lifeguards. It can be rented for kayaking, stand up and the banana. In summer there are great events, there are girls waves but sometimes high as for surfing and for who wants to can get into multiple schools of surf and bodyboard. It is cold but with temperatures it is super tolerable. Very nice beach. The northern part is more for surfers, to the South there are fewer waves and is more comfortable for children on weekends is filled in summer, so, go in the morning before the 14, to take his place. Also you have to arm yourself with patience, people with its huge speakers, drinking and shouting, no respect for the freedom of others. Impossible make them respect, image of youth and not so much, not understanding of limits and respect, for the rest, with which it shares the beach. Preferably not go weekend or stay away from other groups. I have attached photos. was I helpful?
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  • We went with a friend one day at 10 in the morning. Sand clear and soft. We could swim without problems. Surrounding the beach are a kind of very nice Park. The only detail is that the seawater in a sector not felt very clean (something foamy) but is could go quickly from that sector. It has open showers, making it easy to remove sand after the bath. If it goes to Iquique you should visit it! I highly recommend it.
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  • Cavancha has a lot of space so it didn’t feel too crowded, even at peak times. Lots of rentals available and plenty of vendors along the beach.  more »
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  • The best beach in the North
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  • Very nice view and quality of people
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  • I had a good time in iquique chile is perfect! I liked personal as well Instagram passe: @amigothompson Youtube: friend thompson
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  • Clean, safe and beautiful place to stroll. Enjoy
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  • The best beach in chile, surf and bodyboard school. Perfect climate all year
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Where to stay in Iquique

For dependable chain options, look for hotels located along the beachfront--a good area for anyone visiting Iquique to swim, surf, and paraglide. Hotels near the beach also tend to stay relatively expensive throughout the year, so if you're visiting on a budget, consider one of the city's many hostels. Rental apartments distributed across Iquique accommodate visitors looking for more privacy and space.
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