In addition to the usual roster of tours, this is a good bet for active trips to places off the beaten track, including the El Huarango...
Organizes small, all-equipped 4WD, buggy or bicycle adventure tours to altiplano destinations for three or more days, as well as camping...
Centro Cultural Palacio Astoreca
Originally built for a nitrate tycoon, this 1904 Georgian-style mansion is now a cultural center, which exhibits contemporary work...
English pub meets US sports bar, popular with all ages; the two-for-one happy hour (8pm to 10pm) makes expensive drinks (CH$2000) more...
Locals pile into this fussy little cafe for its ambrosial cream cakes, equally creamy cappuccinos, ice cream and freshly squeezed...
Barros Arana · interesting places nearby
Mercado Centenario information
This boxy market between Sargento Aldea and Latorre is the cheapest and fastest place for a no-frills set lunch. Upstairs cocinerías also offer varied seafood, and stalls offer fresh produce for self-caterers. You can buy coca leaves (CH$500 for a bag) and sex tonics in the roadside stalls. Coca leaves are great for treating altitude sickness (brew them up in a tea), while the sex tonics don’t work at all (believe us, we tried!).