Antofagasta HistoryRegión de Antofagasta
Founded in 1870, Antofagasta owes its origin to the fact of being the easiest route to the interior nitrate mines. Towards the end of the century, Antofagasta's port proved to be inadequate due to a lack of infrastructure for the expanding nitrate trade; the nearby port of Mejillones began to develop and quickly rose to prominence. Later, however, infrastructural improvements of the port restored Antofagasta's prominence in northern port activities, and it came to handle the highest tonnage of any South American Pacific port.
How Much Do We Love This Place?
- Mall culture, good for shopping
- Excellent desert beaches near the city
- The Barrio Histórico area is nice
- Few sights here are worth a look
- Rough on the edges city
Somewhere Special To Stay
|Enjoy Antofagasta||120 USD|
|Holiday Inn||109 USD|
|Radisson Antofagasta||120 USD|
|Terrado Suites||178 USD|