Mar de Ensueno Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Smoking rooms available
- Reduced mobility rooms
TripAdvisor Reviews Mar de Ensueno Hotel La Serena
Travel Blogs from La Serena
... great fun, taught us how to control the horses and once we had all chosen our horse, we set off into the night. The evening was fantastic, we saw the Full Moon come up over the mountains and after a while we stopped to take photos – our photography course really came into its own there! On the way back to the stables we got the horses to gallop a bit, not the most comfortable ride in the world but a great way to end the night!
Next stop is Valparaiso!
Cat & Dave ...
... an especially the supermarket - it's weird how priorities change on a trip like this. There was a mall nearby and it was a big one too. It had all the named brands you would expect in a western mall and it even had piped music playing. We were definitely back in a first world country. We didn't buy anything from the shops though, it just felt good to walk through and then grab a hot dog from the food court. As we were leaving, we stumbled across a ice cream shop ...
... ghostly quiet save for some soccer sounds emanating from a nearby restaurant. I refueled and watched the rest of the game there before setting out in search of a hostel. It did not take me long to find one. With no dormitories on offer I enjoyed the luxury of my own room. The joys of having a window overlooking the mountains all to myself!
Upon asking the hostel owners for a map of Pisco, they literally laughed in my face. With a town that ...
... like. However it did house a moai statue from Easter Island. It was breathtaking just to stand next to that statue. In the room with the statue I could help but feel a little proud of New Zealand when I saw all the pacifica artefacts. Our pass for the museum also gives us entry to the Gabriel Mistral Museo - the past president of Chile, whose home was preserved in this way. Seemed like this guy was ballin from the size of the house, size of ...
... private observatories were where the real research happened. As such, our tour itself was not super informative. We observed a few constellations that the guide chose through a telescope and he demonstrated where some of the basic constellations in the southern hemisphere could be observed. The most amazing thing about the tour was just the stars themselves, evident to the naked eye. The phrase ' a blanket of stars' doesn't begin to ...