by Harry Mitsidis - 4 years, 6 months ago
What a perfect surprise. Iquique is, truly, one of the best places in the world. It's one of those remaining secrets which tourists from around the world don't quite seem to know yet. Endless stretches of beach, an interesting historic city centre with buildings from the early 1800s, an urban feel, lots of great eateries at very reasonable prices and, above it all, it is safe, which is perhaps the most welcome part on this continent. True, if you go inside the town, up the hill, there is a lot that is grotty and run down. But the place is developing, and there is loads to see and do - or just relax and do nothing. Whatever your preference, Iquique will not disappoint. The fact that it is far away from everywhere may well be that secret ingredient that makes it even more special than most.