Getting Around

The Panamericana wiggles its way along Norte Chico's coastline, making it easy to reach by car or bus. Turning off the Panamericana can quickly feel like venturing into the outback as gravel and dirt roads deteriorate rapidly and public transportation quickly dwindles. As a result, getting to many out-of-the-way national parks and attractions can be tricky without taking a tour or having your own wheels; in some cases only high-clearance pickup trucks or 4WDs will do.