Welcome to Vallenar


Though there is little to do in town other than stroll around the central plaza, it's a good jumping-off point for visits to Parque Nacional Llanos de Challe and a place to break the journey if driving or heading up north.

Motorists often bypass Vallenar because Puente Huasco (Huasco Bridge), which spans the valley, does not drop into the town itself. At the bridge's southern end, the Vallenar–Huasco Hwy leads east then branches across the river.


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Vallenar in detail