Hotel Gavina Express

21 de Mayo 425, Arica, 1000, Chile | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Arica

Our Udderly fabulous last days in Arequipa

A travel blog entry by augsabroad

... and a cafe. It was a beautiful unplanned-for moment.

That evning, the three of us went to a very very nice restaurant in Arequipa called ChiCha, owned by one of the most famous Peruvian chefs (he is known world-wide). We had great pisco cocktails. Even the breadbasket was impressive. One of the rolls was made with purple chicha drink and had raisins in it. We also ordered a pork cooked in adobo stew, a tender lamb steak served with pumpkin puree and ...

The oldest mummy returns . . .

A travel blog entry by pinklady27


... took us back to town. We walked around the town centre, up the hill to the flag and statue of Jesus and to the port to watch the sea lions. Thinking about what we would like for tea John said we should get eggs to go with our tuna pasta bolognaise. It was then we spied a lady selling eggs individually in the street so after a bit of a discussion we established the price of two eggs and were given them in a plastic carrier bag in a cardboard egg cup. The lady seemed delighted to ...

Arica 12th-14th Nov - Priya

A travel blog entry by priyaandpeter


... we didn’t get off to a great start with our conductor either: as soon as the bus set off he came to check our tickets and at the same time, asked us to hand over our passports.

"Hang on a second, we didn’t have to do this on our journey from Santiago! Why now?"

Unfortunately, his reply was as unintelligible to us as our question probably had been to him: he did not speak any English. It soon became clear, however, that he was not going to move ...

Adios Peru, Hola Chile!

A travel blog entry by eddim

... I took my bags and they took theirs which was mostly cigarettes, alcohol and another soccer shirt (?), to get x-rayed and then it was normal immigration procedures ending with yet another stamp in the passport and a sigh of relief. Realizing I didn’t confirm with the guys in Tacna where I would be dropped off in Arica, I managed in my Spanglish to have the guy drop me off at the bus station and from there caught a taxi to my hostel ...

Arriba Arica!

A travel blog entry by gringo_sange


... town), Pacollo and Chucullo.

I'm still amazed by what we saw, how crazy our driver was, and how the desert landscape changed depending on the light. Unfortunately, not all survived the day quite as well as I did - not all had adjusted to altitude so there were a few sick folk on the bus. It was a fantastic way to end my short, but very rewarding visit, to Arica.

It was also fantastic on another note - its on this trip that I met Cecilia. Cecilia was ...


This hotel, located on 21 de Mayo 425, Arica, is near El Morro de Arica, Parque Nacional Lauca, Catedral de San Marcos, and Lake Llanganuco.
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