Getting Around

Private taxis to Aeropuerto La Florida, 5km east of downtown on Ruta 41, cost CH$6000; try Radio Taxi Florida.

Women traveling alone should be wary of taxi drivers in La Serena; sexual assaults have been reported. Only take company cabs.

For car hire, try Avis, Hertz or Econorent. They all have stands at the airport as well as downtown offices.