Balcones De Aragon

Cienfuegos 289, La Serena, Chile | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from La Serena

La Sarena and the Elqui Valley

A travel blog entry by the5wynns

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... of us slept really well, we woke up to a breakfast served to us of cookies, candy and black coffee, and before we knew it, we had arrived at our destination by noon.

We had booked a room in La Serena, a big city sitting on the Pacific Ocean; it was not the quaint beach town we had hoped it would be. Nevertheless, we spent three nights there, the first night in a dodgy, dirty hotel, El Hibisco. The following morning, before even a cup of coffee, we walked ...

La Serena

A travel blog entry by kezzah16

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... and there was a surfing competition on so was very busy and had a stage with music on. Felt like we were in Ibiza at a beach party all that was lacking was the alcohol but had to say no as we were getting an overnight but to Valpariso at 11:30pm. The sun here doesn't go down till at least 8/9pm so we stayed on the beach for quite a while as it was a really good day and some of the younger surfers were ...

Countless stars, pisco and sunset on the beach

A travel blog entry by kiri-ana

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... see its ring!), clusters of 25 and 100+ stars, a nebula (M17) which will become a star one day, and 2 stars that were born together but are different colours. He also told us that the biggest telescope in the world is in Antofagasta in Chile, which is called "Very Large Telescope", and it costs astronomers €40,000 to use it for one night, for which they have to book approx 3 years in advance! In 10 years the construction of a much bigger (40m diameter) telescope ...

Start of the Valleys

A travel blog entry by chrisfox93

Originally La Serena was not meant to be a stopping point on my travels. However after a 19 hour ride it was definately needed. I spent a couple of days just chilling and wondering around, seeing a few churches and the lighthouse and generally not doing much. It was a nice city however, bustling yet not too big and crowded and like everywhere else in Chile, suprisingly modern - it is, especially the towns, incredibly westernised and ...

A Pisco Valley and More Astronomy

A travel blog entry by kirsty.md

... name of the star you wanted and a "Go To" button which automatically moved the telescope to face that star! The talk about the stars was much more scientific than before and we had more time to attempt pictures of the night sky. The Milky Way was there (if not as clear as San Pedro) and there were plenty of stars to see which combined nicely with the glow of the town below. I was extremely happy that after alot of trying my camera was actually able to get a picture of the ...

Location

This hotel, located on Cienfuegos 289, La Serena, is near Elqui Valley, Avenida del Mar, Damas Island, and Archaeological Museum.
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