Guide of Caldera, CHILE

Information about Caldera

The city of Caldera, which belongs to the province of Copiapo in the Atacama region of Chile, is located 75 kilometers from the City of Copiapo.

It was founded on November 20, 1849, in the government of President Manuel Bulnes, as a strategic point for the export of minerals in the area, that is why Caldera has the first railroad in Chile and in those years one of the ports largest in Chile.

Nowadays, Caldera has a high tourist interest, for its beaches, being the most outstanding "Playa la Virgen", also the spa of Bahia Inglesa and finally the famous "Desierto Florido", a phenomenon that occurs sporadically in the spring.

How to get to Caldera:
By car:
From Copiapo, Take route 5 or Panamericana for 74 km.with southwest direction
From Bahia Inglesa, Take route 5 or Panamericana for 5 km, with direction North
From Santiago there are 873 Killometers to the city of Caldera

By plane:
There are no airports in Caldera, the nearest airport is the Chamonate Airport in Copiapo

In Bus:
There are several companies that offer the Santiago - Caldera service, being the most recommended
Pullman Bus and Tur Bus

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