Copiapó is the capital city of the Atacama Region and is known for being a mining region and for having in its valley one of the main exports of grapes from Chile, and at kupos.com we tell you what you should know to get there and get around in this beautiful town on the Chilean coast.
Copiapó has an arid climate, where desert hills stand out with minimum temperatures in winter of 0° C and maximum temperatures of 32° C in summer. It is one of the most popular destinations for lovers of adventure and relaxation in natural spaces. This destination is famous for mountaineering in the Nevados de Incahuasi and the Volcan Nevado Ojos del Salado, the highest in the world at 6,879 meters above sea level.
Some natural wonders of the area that you cannot miss while in Copiapó are the Nevado Tres Cruces National Park, the excursions to Laguna Verde, Laguna Santa Rosa and Laguna Negro Francisco. Towards the north of the city you can visit the Pan de Azúcar National Park which is home to a wide variety of animals and which survives thanks to the fog, known as camanchaca, which reaches the place from the Pacific Ocean.
In Copiapó you can find a fauna in which pink flamingos, geese and ducks coexist, as well as the Flowery Desert, a unique phenomenon in the world that occurs in the years when the rainfall in the place is more abundant than usual and that dresses the desert of flowers between the months of September and November.
The seasides of Playa la Virgen or Bahía Inglesa that are close to the city surprise with their turquoise waters. Other beaches that can be visited are Punta Cachos, Caleta Pajonal, Totoral and Hacienda Castilla.
There are religious festivities that are also quite popular, such as the Festival of the Virgen de la Candelaria that brings together more than 120 thousand faithful, as well as the Fiesta del Carmen. In the historic center of the city you can find several historical monuments such as the Cathedral Church that is next to the Copiapó square, the Railway Station, the “La Copiapó” Locomotive that was the first railway that circulated in Chile, the Villa Viña de Cristo house, the House of the Railroad Employees and the Consistorial Building that currently houses the house of culture of the city. To learn more about the history of the place, you can visit the Atacama Museum, Mineralogical Museum and the Military History Museum.
The main access road to Copiapó is the Panamerican highway number 5, and land transportation is concentrated in the Copiapó Bus Terminal located in Chañarcillo 680. At kupos.com we take you to Copiapó with the companies Expreso Norte, Pullman Bus, Los Corsarios, Ciktur, Fichtur VIP, Buses Paravias. But from towns located in the north there are also direct trips to Copiapó by carpool, or shared car, which is another travel alternative when you are looking to travel comfortably, safely and for less money. With kupos.com you can access the carpool travel routes available to Copiapó, as well as you can move within the city using carpooling, paying the same or even less for quality mobility in a shared car.
Once in Copiapó, apart from carpooling, you can also get around by buses, a fairly popular urban transport that covers almost all the internal routes of the city. kupos.com is the platform where you find all the transport options to get to and get around Copiapó.
San José Mine
In the heart of the Atacama Desert is this historic mine that is remembered for being the scene of the rescue of the 33 miners who were trapped in the mine for 69 days.
This event happened in 2010, was televised and seen by more than 1,200 million people around the world, gaining recognition as the most watched television broadcast in the history of humanity. Here you will be able to know in situ all the details of the story told by one of the survivors… This place symbolizes the rescue, the joy, the hope and the future of Chile.
The Green Lagoon
The beauty of this lagoon is truly indescribable, so take your backpack and go to see it.
Located at 4,300 meters above sea level, this lagoon is a huge mirror of turquoise water that takes your breath away ... This lagoon is so fantastic that if you approach it you will see how it expels smoke, but the water is still ice cold. Green lagoon, another wonder of Chilean nature!
Nevado Tres Cruces National Park
Beautiful and crystalline salt flats that stretch through the high Chilean desert ... This park has an unparalleled beauty, and that is why it is a must see in Copiapó.
The clarity of the salt flats and lagoons reflect the park's snow-capped mountains and the colorful sunsets that the desert offers. Apart from the beautiful view, here there are many activities to do, hiking, bird watching, picnics, photography and even camping in the shelters enabled.
Coquimbo to Copiapó
DESDE $ 10.500
Copiapó to Coquimbo
DESDE $ 0
Ovalle to Copiapó
DESDE $ 10.000
Copiapó to Ovalle
DESDE $ 0
La Serena to Copiapó
DESDE $ 10.000
Copiapó to La Serena
DESDE $ 0
Vallenar to Copiapó
DESDE $ 8.400
Copiapó to Vallenar
DESDE $ 0
El Salvador to Copiapó
DESDE $ 5.000
Copiapó to El Salvador
DESDE $ 0
Santiago to Copiapó
DESDE $ 14.600
Copiapó to Santiago
DESDE $ 0
Calama to Copiapó
DESDE $ 21.000
Copiapó to Calama
DESDE $ 0
|Servicio||Vallenar a La Serena||Coquimbo a La serena||Temuco a La Serena||Curico a Santiago||Temuco a Santiago|
|Bus||$ 5.000||$ 5.000||$ 5.000||$ 5.000||$ 5.000|
|Tren||$ 5.800||$ 5.800||$ 5.800||$ 5.800||$ 5.800|
|Kupospool||$ 3.800||$ 3.800||$ 3.800||$ 3.800||$ 3.800|
|Coquimbo to Copiapó||Cóndor Bus||$ 10.500||Book|
|Ovalle to Copiapó||Cóndor Bus||$ 10.000||Book|
|La Serena to Copiapó||Andimar VIP||$ 10.000||Book|
|La Serena to Copiapó||Cóndor Bus||$ 10.000||Book|
|Vallenar to Copiapó||Andimar VIP||$ 8.400||Book|
|Vallenar to Copiapó||Cóndor Bus||$ 8.400||Book|
|Ovalle to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 10.000||Book|
|El Salvador to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 5.000||Book|
|Santiago to Copiapó||Andimar VIP||$ 14.600||Book|
|Santiago to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 14.600||Book|
|Calama to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 21.000||Book|
|Diego de Almagro to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 5.000||Book|
|Coquimbo to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 10.500||Book|
|Portal del Inca to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 5.300||Book|
|Arica to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 27.300||Book|
|Iquique to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 25.200||Book|
|La Serena to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 10.000||Book|
|El Salado to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 10.500||Book|
|Sierra Gorda to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 21.000||Book|
|Chañaral to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 9.500||Book|
|Antofagasta to Copiapó||Andimar VIP||$ 16.800||Book|
|Antofagasta to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 16.800||Book|
|Caldera to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 6.300||Book|
|Vallenar to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 8.400||Book|
|Pozo Almonte to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 25.200||Book|
|Salamanca to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 20.000||Book|
|Alto Hospicio to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 25.200||Book|
|Illapel to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 20.000||Book|
|La Calera to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 14.200||Book|
|Mejillones to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 21.000||Book|
|Santiago to Copiapó||Ciktur||$ 14.600||Book|
|Canela Baja to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 27.100||Book|
|Los Vilos to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 15.000||Book|
|Taltal to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 15.800||Book|
|Valparaíso to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 14.600||Book|
|Viña del Mar to Copiapó||Pullman Bus||$ 14.600||Book|
|Los Vilos to Copiapó||Ciktur||$ 15.000||Book|
|Santiago to Copiapó||Cóndor Bus||$ 14.600||Book|
|Valparaíso to Copiapó||Cóndor Bus||$ 14.600||Book|
|Viña del Mar to Copiapó||Cóndor Bus||$ 14.600||Book|
|Ovalle to Copiapó||Ciktur||$ 10.000||Book|
|El Salvador to Copiapó||Ciktur||$ 5.000||Book|
|La Serena to Copiapó||Ciktur||$ 10.000||Book|
|La Calera to Copiapó||Cóndor Bus||$ 14.200||Book|
|Diego de Almagro to Copiapó||Ciktur||$ 5.000||Book|