Coquimbo is one of Chile's 15 administrative divisions and it is around 250 miles north of Santiago. The capital and largest city is La Serena, which is also Chiles second oldest city, after Santiago. The territory combines wide plain areas with the mountain landscapes of the Andes. Its pleasant climate and the stunning white sand beaches attract tourists from all over the country. The small region of Coquimbo offers activities of all kinds: relax on the beaches of PeÐuelas and Totoralillo, go hiking in Cerro Grande or treat yourself to an unforgettable wine tasting experience in the Elqui valley.