La Serena is the capital of the Coquimbo Region and is the second oldest city in the country. An interesting fact is that it still has the original layout of its foundation in 1544 and at kupos.com we tell you what you need to know to get there and get around in this beautiful town on the Chilean coast.
It has a semi-arid climate and rainfall during the winter months, with minimum temperatures in winter of 3 °C and maximum in summer that reach 26 °C. Located just a few hours north of Santiago, it is an important tourist destination in the country, especially during the summer months, mainly for its beaches, architecture, and gastronomy.
Among the most popular tourist destinations in La Serena are the Historic District, declared by the Council of National Monuments as a Typical Zone where the architecture of the place really stands out, identified by the balconies, squares and stone churches dating from several years old, and that is marked by a neocolonial style. The Archaeological Museum of La Serena, La Casa de la Palmera, belonging to Gabriela Mistral, the Kokoro No Niwa Japanese Park, which is one of the favorites to go with family and the El Faro sector, where there are 12 stretches of extensive beaches that can be accessed by Avenida del Mar, being the nerve center that brings together the bohemian life of the city with a varied offer of pubs, restaurants, cafes and nightclubs.
Considered the economic capital of the region, it is highly visited during the summer, especially by the people of Santiago and Argentina who come to the fourth region in search of the extensive coastline that the city has to enjoy the well-deserved vacations of the year.
This area has a rich production of papayas and its derivatives. It is also a city that brings together many university students during the year due to the different study houses in the city such as the University of La Serena and other private institutions. It is the entry point that connects with all the mysticity of the Elqui Valley, which is why it is an obligatory stop for many travelers who are going to discover that area, be enchanted by its pristine skies, visit observatories and enjoy their pisco in the many pisqueras who teach the production process and make tastings of their preparations.
La Florida International Airport is the main air access to La Serena, located just 11 minutes from the city center, this airport offers several transfer options and at kupos.com we will tell you how to get from La Florida International Airport to La Serena.
The main land access route is the Panamerican Highway number 5, and transportation is concentrated in the La Serena Bus Terminal located in Amunátegui 107. At kupos.com you can travel to La Serena with the following companies: Expreso Norte, Buses San Andrés, Pullman Bus, Los Corsarios, Cormar Bus, Ciktur, Serena Mar, Buses Palacios y Buses Paravias.
If you want another alternative to travel by land, carpooling, or car sharing, is the ideal option when you are looking to travel comfortably, safely and for less money. With kupos.com you can access the available travel routes that take you to La Serena, 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 La Serena, apart from carpooling, you can also get around taking the bus, a fairly popular urban transport that covers almost all the internal routes of the city. In kupos.com you can find the available routes, and pay through the app with any card or in cash.
kupos.com is the platform where you find all the transportation options to get to and get around La Serena.
Damas island tour
This island is part of the Humboldt Penguin Reserve and is a sight to behold due to its white sand and crystal clear water, and when visiting it you will see a parade of animal species such as the Humboldt penguin, sea lions, dolphins and cachalots.
Being a protected area by CONAF, bathing is not allowed on this island, but you can get off the boat and experience all the natural beauty that Isla Damas has to offer.
Jardín del Corazón
This beautiful park is located in the heart of La Serena, when visiting it you will be invaded by an aura of calm and tranquility.
It is an ideal place to share with family or friends, its construction, inspired by the Japanese style, is a true delight for the eyes, you can also see and interact with the animals that inhabit the park such as ducks, turtles and koi fish.
Let's visit the sea
El Faro Beach, is a must-see destination in La Serena, this beach is extremely quiet and during the first half of the day it is practically empty, it is ideal for jogging, walking with your pet or simply sitting on the sand while reading a book, enjoying from the sun and the coastal aroma, but you need to know that it is not enabled for swimming.
Around this beach you will find various restaurants where you can enjoy typical coastal food, a cuisine rich in fish and seafood.
When visiting El Faro Beach, do not forget to visit the Monumental Lighthouse, this lighthouse built in 1950 is one of the most representative places in La Serena, because of that in 2010 it was declared a National Monument, you cannot leave this city without the typical photo in this Chilean classic.
Ovalle to La Serena
DESDE $ 5.000
La Serena to Ovalle
DESDE $ 0
Vallenar to La Serena
DESDE $ 12.000
La Serena to Vallenar
DESDE $ 0
Salamanca to La Serena
DESDE $ 10.500
La Serena to Salamanca
DESDE $ 0
Illapel to La Serena
DESDE $ 9.000
La Serena to Illapel
DESDE $ 0
Los Vilos to La Serena
DESDE $ 10.000
La Serena to Los Vilos
DESDE $ 0
El Salvador to La Serena
DESDE $ 13.000
La Serena to El Salvador
DESDE $ 0
Santiago to La Serena
DESDE $ 14.200
La Serena to Santiago
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|
|Ovalle to La Serena||Cóndor Bus||$ 5.000||Book|
|Vallenar to La Serena||Andimar VIP||$ 12.000||Book|
|Salamanca to La Serena||Expreso Norte||$ 10.500||Book|
|Salamanca to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 10.500||Book|
|Illapel to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 9.000||Book|
|Illapel to La Serena||Expreso Norte||$ 9.000||Book|
|Los Vilos to La Serena||Expreso Norte||$ 10.000||Book|
|Ovalle to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 5.000||Book|
|El Salvador to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 13.000||Book|
|Los Vilos to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 10.000||Book|
|Santiago to La Serena||Andimar VIP||$ 14.200||Book|
|Santiago to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 14.200||Book|
|Calama to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 33.000||Book|
|Diego de Almagro to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 13.000||Book|
|Coquimbo to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 1.000||Book|
|Portal del Inca to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 15.800||Book|
|Arica to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 31.500||Book|
|Copiapó to La Serena||Andimar VIP||$ 12.600||Book|
|Iquique to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 29.400||Book|
|Sierra Gorda to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 33.000||Book|
|El Salado to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 24.600||Book|
|Coquimbo to La Serena||Expreso Norte||$ 1.000||Book|
|Chañaral to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 16.800||Book|
|Coquimbo to La Serena||Serena Mar||$ 1.000||Book|
|Copiapó to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 12.600||Book|
|Baquedano to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 21.000||Book|
|Antofagasta to La Serena||Andimar VIP||$ 29.700||Book|
|Antofagasta to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 29.700||Book|
|Caldera to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 13.700||Book|
|Vallenar to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 12.000||Book|
|Santiago to La Serena||Cormar Bus||$ 14.200||Book|
|Pozo Almonte to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 29.400||Book|
|Santiago to La Serena||Expreso Norte||$ 14.200||Book|
|Alto Hospicio to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 29.400||Book|
|La Calera to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 14.200||Book|
|Mejillones to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 25.200||Book|
|La Calera to La Serena||Expreso Norte||$ 14.200||Book|
|Santiago to La Serena||Ciktur||$ 14.200||Book|
|Canela Baja to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 14.900||Book|
|Taltal to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 21.000||Book|
|Copiapó to La Serena||Cóndor Bus||$ 12.600||Book|
|Valparaíso to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 15.700||Book|
|Viña del Mar to La Serena||Pullman Bus||$ 15.700||Book|
|Calama to La Serena||Cormar Bus||$ 33.000||Book|
|Los Vilos to La Serena||Ciktur||$ 10.000||Book|
|Santiago to La Serena||Cóndor Bus||$ 14.200||Book|
|Ovalle to La Serena||Cormar Bus||$ 5.000||Book|
|Sierra Gorda to La Serena||Cormar Bus||$ 33.000||Book|
|Valparaíso to La Serena||Cóndor Bus||$ 15.700||Book|
|Vallenar to La Serena||Cóndor Bus||$ 12.000||Book|
|Viña del Mar to La Serena||Cóndor Bus||$ 15.700||Book|
|Ovalle to La Serena||Ciktur||$ 5.000||Book|
|Antofagasta to La Serena||Cormar Bus||$ 29.700||Book|
|El Salvador to La Serena||Ciktur||$ 13.000||Book|
|La Calera to La Serena||Cóndor Bus||$ 14.200||Book|
|Diego de Almagro to La Serena||Ciktur||$ 13.000||Book|
|Vicuña to La Serena||Cormar Bus||$ 3.300||Book|