Hotel Mediterraneo

Cienfuegos 509, La Serena, Chile | Inn

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Chile Part Three: The Sand and Stars of the North

A travel blog entry by nicoleloser


... the honour of a Nobel Prize. Gabriela Mistral is the queen of the Elqui Valley. Having grown up in the Valle de Elqui and derived much of her inspiration from its landscape, she is pretty much worshipped as a goddess among its people.

San Pedro de Atacama: Beware of the Trauco

An 18 hour bus ride north from La Serena landed me at San Pedro de Atacama, a quirky, dusty town in the middle of Chile's Atacama Desert, the driest place on ...

Petroglyphs, Stars and fine wines

A travel blog entry by hadwin


... and bright. Opulent focused nose of black fruits with burnt sugar and some oakyness. Rich, rounded, intense. Rather an international style in some ways masking the terroir but there was no doubting this was a nice drop!

During the tasting, trays off finger food arrived with nice bread and some local goat's cheese (a local speciality). There was also some of their olive oil that was delicious. As the wines were great the troops ...

Idling away

A travel blog entry by peteindira


... flight that we have taken during this entire trip, we had to scratch it. It was still cool to see one in person though.

Now sitting around a little cafe run by a Slovakian guy and his Chilean wife we're still in a good mood. I'm guessing things will turn soon though. The second half will involve a lot of sitting around idly at a bus station late into the night. 5 hours down, 7 to go.

La Sarena and the Elqui Valley

A travel blog entry by the5wynns


... to time, Noa managed to jump and flip with enough gusto to actually tear one of the bungee chords in half.

Our evenings in La Serena were spent cooking, eating and thoroughly enjoying the plentiful, delicious and dirt cheap local wines. Jonathan has been experimenting with the local beers; has not named a winner yet as far as I know.

After three nights in La Serena, we were ready to explore more of this driest place in the planet, The ...

A long walk in the wrong direction

A travel blog entry by pinklady27


We decided not to stay in the Elqui Valley or do a day tour but to get a local bus there and stop off at the villages we fancied a look round. We only made it to the middle town as it was so hot we couldn't keep going. It was different again from where we've been, the dry, dusty, desert landscape was punctuated in the valley floor by a lush green carpet of vineyards. The area is renown for the famous Chilean national drink 'Pisco Sour' (Peru claims it is theirs). We thought ...


This inn, located on Cienfuegos 509, La Serena, is near Elqui Valley, Avenida del Mar, Damas Island, and Archaeological Museum.
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