Hotel Cristobal Colon

Address: Colon 371, La Serena, Chile | Hostel
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This hostel, located on Colon 371, La Serena, is near Elqui Valley, Avenida del Mar, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, and Casa Pinera.
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Travel Blogs from La Serena

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

A travel blog entry by funlou22 on Dec 15, 2014

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On the way into La Serena it was easy to notice that not only was the town was a bit bigger than the other places we had visited in Chile so far but it was also much more developed (westernised some may say). There was a huge mall just next to the bus station and other huge department stores. Although it was nice to see and felt more like home, we were pretty glad that we had booked a hostel on ...

Free Day in La Serena

A travel blog entry by wolters on Nov 16, 2013

Today I changed hostels to the top choice in Lonely Planet, but first I got to book the Elqui Valley and Penguin tour, that I would be doing the 2 following days. I switched hostels, got wifi and decided to buy the Nikon D5200 when I get to Santiago. I rented a bike and drove to ...

Elqui Valley - Vineyards & Observatories

A travel blog entry by modernnomad67 on Aug 29, 2013

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... vineyards in dry valleys below mountain ranges like Napa, Sonoma, and Paso Robles in California, but they’re nothing like the ruggedness of the Andes and the massive vertical distances between the peaks and valley floor in Elqui.

On our drive around the valley we visited a winery and a Pisco distillery and stopped in a little hippie crafts village. One of Elqui’s appeals to foreigners is its reputation for being a mellow, ...

Pisco and Pinguin-itos

A travel blog entry by emiliaarn on Aug 13, 2013

... hour right along the coastline. The place itself was a dive. Couldnt find anywhere not dodgy looking to leave my poor 2 wheeler, and as a blond girl wheeling a bike looking forlorn I was an easy target for wolfshistling and all manner of silly teenage comments (mainly from adults who really should no better). Got sick of being harassed and pushing a bike soon became rather a pain so cut my losses and headed back to ...

Star Gazing

A travel blog entry by whereshallwego on May 02, 2013

Cathalīs review of Mamalluca Observatory

Whilst in Vicuna we booked our tour to Mamalluca observatory. We
were going to do the tour from La Serena, but once we decided on Vicuna
for a few nights, we held off as the observatory is just a few kms from
the town.

Our hostel entrance was far from fancy - 4727

skies in northern Chile are known for the sharpness and clarity, thanks
to ...