Avenida del Mar, La Serena

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Beach Landmark Must See
Feel the salty breeze in your hair and sand between your toes with a walk down the beachfront promenade of Avenida del Mar. The long stretch of caramel-colored sand and rolling waves is interrupted only by seashells, lighthouses, or playgrounds. The beach area is notably clean and calm, making it a popular place among young families with kids. Nearby you can also explore a historical area with preserved Neoclassical architecture and many modern cafes and restaurants. Using our international travel planner, La Serena attractions like Avenida del Mar can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Rich stroll along the Avenida del Mar is perfect to enjoy the view, along with the different positions of food and entertainments that are in place. It is advisable to do this ride at the time of the sunset, since the view is inexplicable and very nice.
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  • The Avenue offers a place to walk on the beach and enjoy the breeze marina. Various places are to eat. Sometimes a little slow traffic according to the time of the year.
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  • Extensive kilometres of beach on one side and on the other buildings nuanced with varied restaurants and casino of Peñuelas. You could say that it is the backbone of La Serena and a nice walk to make walking time desired, but in auto it is becomes a bit tedious because of high traffic congestion generated some days.
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Where to stay in La Serena

La Serena provides a varied selection of sleeping options, with the area between the main bus station and the town center featuring at least one hostel on every street. Despite this abundance of lodgings, many hotels book up fast at the height of the tourist season (summer: January-February), and some refuse visitors on single-night stays. If you're looking for the ultimate in space and comfort, consider renting a furnished apartment on the coastline.
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