Discover Arica

Arica is a city located in the northern part of Chile, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It has a mild climate and stunningly beautiful beaches. The area was originally inhabited by indigenous tribes and later colonized by Spanish conquistadors in 1541. It is now home to over 200,000 people who speak both Spanish and Aymara, an ancient regional language spoken by some of the area's original inhabitants.

Visitors to Arica can experience its charming colonial architecture, which reflects both its native culture as well as its long history with Spain. They can also explore Paseo de los Heroes Avenue, a pedestrian street lined with trees offering views of Arica Bay. And no visit would be complete without enjoying a refreshing mojito at one of Arica's lively waterfront bars or sampling some traditional seafood dishes at one of its many restaurants serving local specialties like ceviche and paila marina (seafood stew).