Canto Del Mar Hotel
Travel Blogs from La Serena
... as to why all the houses are bright primary colours. Another reason for this is due to the material they use to make the houses earthquake proof is not good with the humidity. Many artists have come to the city to create art work on the side of houses and buildings, making the city a very interesting place and colourful. The locals welcome the graffiti so as their house are not tagged by others.
26th May 2014/27th May 2014
Another lie in, ...
... to change" – there had been a hint of this before we arrived as the itinerary changed a couple of times and then the day before we came north, changed again. So we now headed to a different winery than planned.
The journey to Cavas del Valle was brilliant. All the way up the steeply winding valley of Elqui with barren arid hillsides that, at their bases, were covered in vines, citrus and avocado plantations that ...
... t nearly as bad as yesterday's even though there were one or two pretty steep hills. It didn't have as many of those corrugated patches.
Once we arrived at Punta de Choros, we went to check on the boat tours - when they were leaving and when they would be back. When Astrid said the trips were 3 hours and, if we left now, the latest we would be back was 3:30 pm, I began to think this was not feasible since, in order to catch the bus to ...
There is nothing much to say about La Serena, it has the appearance of more prosperity with big shopping malls and western shops, but at the same time still has the old downtown streets and market stores. There are less street dogs here and less graffiti too, perhaps it's the dogs who do it? The sea was tempting until we saw scores of jelly fish being washed up on the sand and the beach with rubbish ...
... travellers in the hostel here actually speak English, which is nice - although I'm still surprised that everyone also speaks Spanish and speak that to each other (even if they're French, German, Swiss, American, etc) - do people who don't speak Spanish just not travel to South America?? Or only on tours maybe.
La Serena town is similar to a small European town - pedestrian streets lined with shops, pretty main square (Plaza de Armas), which is more like a park ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility