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Eco-friendly travel guide to Iquique advises how to be a responsible tourist. Learn how to explore the attractions in a sustainable way and how to respect the local people and culture. Make your trip green by supporting locally owned hotels, organic restaurants and other businesses. Read more on how to protect the environment by making conscientious choices and how to travel green in Iquique, Chile.


  • Air quality: 3.5 / 5
  • Exploring by foot: 3.2 / 5
  • Exploring by bicycle: 3.3 / 5
  • Public transportation: 3.7 / 5
  • Parks: 3.9 / 5
  • Outdoor activities: 3.4 / 5
  • Locals' English level: 4.3 / 5
  • Safety: 3.7 / 5
  • Accommodation: US$21 - $156
  • Budget per day: US$34 - $308

Responsible Travel

Iquique is one of the major cities of Chile. It is usually full of cultural diversity and shows promise to grow culturally, socially, and even economically. When we travel responsibly while in this city, we would be boosting the city’s ambitions in achieving their goal. Some of the ways in which we can travel responsibly includes disposing of waste responsibly. Waste degrades the natural beauty and composition of the environment thus we need to get rid of them appropriately so as to preserve the environment. We also need to use water responsibly. Water is a very important natural resource that any sane government should put every measures possible to protect this natural resource. We can do this by closing the tap water once we are done using it. We can also conserve water by collecting rain water and eventually using it for our uses.

Another way of travelling responsibly while in Iquique is by residing in residences that are environmentally-friendly. This will be a big boost in the initiative of protecting ourselves from diseases and even preserving the natural beauty and composition of the environment. Another way of travelling responsibly is by directly promoting the local economy. We can do this by buying art pieces and souvenirs directly from the vendors themselves. Another way of traveling responsibly is by promoting organizations and initiatives that are working to improve the living standards of locals here.


Air Quality and Pollution

The air quality of Iquique is good according to the US level index. The main pollutant here is usually PM2.5. in terms of pollution, solid waste causes most of the scourge witnessed in the city. The amount of waste that is being generated supersedes the measures put in place to efficiently handle this waste. This has led to the introduction of other organizations to contribute funds and other resources to try and control this menace.


Respect the Culture

Chilean culture has always been heavily influenced by the local population and the geographical location of the country. Since the colonial era, the Chilean culture has usually been heavily influenced by a mixture of both indigenous and Spanish elements. Immigrant cultures also have had an influence on the Chilean culture. One of the main communities here in Chile is the Huasos tribe which is found in central Chile. Aspects of their cultures that are considered include folk music and dances. This community’s culture is central to the country’s culture and also has that national identity. The northern and southern regions of Chile have diverse cultures since they posses their won folk music and dance. Immigrant cultures also have a very significant impact on the Chilean culture found here.


Top 10 Places to Visit

• The Immaculate Conception Cathedral. This parish is located in Iquique, Chile. It is the main catholic church in the city. In 1882, it was consecrated by the patronage of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Unfortunately, a fire broke out in this church on May 1833 destroying the whole building. Apostolic Vicar Camilo Ortuzar inspired the construction of this parish by initiating a funds campaign.

Playa Cavancha. This beach is located in Iquique, Chile. The water found here is usually clean and warm. The water here is safe thus activities such as swimming and surfing are usually carried out here. The warm sand and shade from the trees create that relaxing environment that people enjoy here. It is lined with several eateries where you will get to enjoy local delicacies. You can even engage in various sports available here such as beach soccer, beach tennis, and beach volleyball. There is also a small zoo and a casino on the beach.

Pescaderia Otarola. This seafood market is located in Iquique, Chile. Here, you will be able to buy amazing seafood such as grilled fish and ceviche. The management here accept both cash and card modes of payment. It is also wheelchair-friendly as a wheelchair ramp has been installed at the entrance. It is usually open all through the week from 8:30 am to 5 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +56 57 244 8837.

• Iquique's 19th Century Architecture. It is located in the CBD of Iquique, Chile. It is believed to have been established when mining activities were being carried out here during the 19th Century. European entrepreneurs here became rich because of the sale of saltpetre that was mined here during this period. The buildings constructed here had unique architectural styles where those that had the same design were constructed in the same location. The raw materials used in the construction of the houses here are able to withstand the climate of Iquique. The most popular building here is the Astoreca Palace, which is the extension of the Arturo Prat University.

Volcán Isluga National Park. It is located in Iquique, Chile. It was established in 1967 and covers a total area of 174.744 hectares. Here, you will find several hills and cliffs. The flora and fauna found here mimics that which is found in the Andean high plateau. Both tradition and modernization combine to create the uniqueness found in this park. It is usually open throughout the year. It is surrounded by lakes, mountains, and volcanoes.

• Baquedano Street. This avenue is located in the old quarter of Iquique, Chile. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the city. It has been able to preserve its historical and architectural heritage. The structures found here, which are made of wood, date back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The local authorities here transformed this street into an attractive boulevard. The paths here are made of wood where the floor is paved with stone. Locals events and ceremonies held here in this city usually take place here. Youths usually gather here on certain days where they perform their music and even plays. Craftsmen here usually come and display their craft pieces.

Corbeta Esmeralda Museum. This museum is located in Iquique, Chile. It is a replica of the Esmeralda, a Chilean corvette which fought Peruvian warships during the War of the Pacific. The original Esmeralda was later sunk in battle. Here, you will be able to learn about what transpired during the War of the Pacific. It is usually open from Tuesday to Sunday between 10 am to 12:15 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm while it is closed on Mondays. On Sundays, it is usually first come, first served.

• Parroquia Cathedral. This parish is located in Iquique, Chile. It is situated close to the cross between Calle Obpo Labbé and Calle Bolívar. It was established in the 18th century. It is usually frequented with locals who come here to conduct their prayers.

Arturo Prat University. This university is located in Iquique, Chile. It is an affiliate of the Chilean Traditional Universities. It was established in 1981 from the former campus of the University of Chile in Iquique. This university has campuses in other cities across the country such as Calama, Victoria, Arica, and Santiago.

• Cerro Dragon. This Dragon hill is located in Iquique, Chile. It is believed to date back to 20,000 years ago where it is believed to have been formed by coastal winds. It was acknowledged as a Nature Sanctuary by the Ministry of Education in 2005. It is believed that during the ice age period, the sea level here had stretched 100 meters inland. This exposed the coastline to sedimentation as an action of the wind. It has since been relict in nature.


Explore

Iquique is one of the major cities in Chile. It has many attraction sites where you can make your visit here to be memorable. These attraction sites include Cerro Dragon Hill, Baquedano Street, and the Immaculate Conception Cathedral. You can also visit the Corbeta Esmeralda Museum where you will get to learn about the War of the Pacific.


City Parks

• PDI Park. This public amusement park is located in Iquique, Chile. Here, you will geta chance to relax and enjoy the shade and breeze brought about by the trees found here. The green grass here makes it possible to relax and lay on the ground. It is usually open for 24 hours.


National Parks

• Volcán Isluga National Park. It is located in Iquique, Chile. It was established in 1967 and covers a total area of 174.744 hectares. Here, you will find several hills and cliffs. The flora and fauna found here mimics that which is found in the Andean high plateau. Both tradition and modernization combine to create the uniqueness found in this park. It is usually open throughout the year. It is surrounded by lakes, mountains, and volcanoes.


Beaches

• Chanavayita Beach. This beach is located in Iquique, Chile. It is situated in the middle of Punta Cotitira and Punta Yape. It is situated approximately 1 kilometer from the city center. It is clean with the waters being cold and warm sand. The waves are usually gentle thus, this beach is usually safe for swimming or even just enjoying the amazing view from here.

• Brava Beach. It is situated in the southern area of Iquique, Chile. It is located between Cavancha and Huayquique beaches. The waves here are usually strong thus swimming is highly discouraged here. You are also advised not to bring your children here due to the strong waves found here. You can just enjoy the breathtaking view of the sunset while taking a walk at this beach.


Landmarks

• The Clock Tower. This National Monument is located in Iquique, Chile. It is situated in Plaza Arturo Prat in the city. It was constructed in 1878, when Iquique was still a Peruvian territory. The architectural design employed here was borrowed from England. It was constructed under the supervision of the then mayor, Benigno Posada, and the local authorities here in the city in December 1877. It was constructed as a replacement of the clock of the church that had been previously destroyed by fire in 1873.


Museums

• Corbeta Esmeralda Museum. This museum is located in Iquique, Chile. It is a replica of the Esmeralda, a Chilean corvette which fought Peruvian warships during the War of the Pacific. The original Esmeralda was later sunk in battle. Here, you will be able to learn about what transpired during the War of the Pacific. It is usually open from Tuesday to Sunday between 10 am to 12:15 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm while it is closed on Mondays. On Sundays, it is usually first come, first served.


Eat

In Iquique, you will be able to find a lot of "Chifa" restaurants which are of Peruvian origin. Some of these eateries are quite pricey. The smaller restaurants found here in the city are usually relatively cheaper. Fast food restaurants such as Domino's, McDonald's, and KFC are located in several malls within the city. Most of the cheaper restaurants found here usually offer seafood as their main course. For those who enjoy dessert, you are encouraged to enjoy the chumbeque, which was introduced by the Chinese. It is usually prepared using layers of fried dough which is then stuffed with different fruity caramels.


Traditional Local Restaurants

• La Mulata. This restaurant is located in Iquique, Chile. Here, you will get to enjoy both local and international cuisines such as Peruvian delicacies. You will also be able to enjoy a wide variety of cocktails that are offered here. It is usually open all through the week where it is open between 12:30 pm to 4 pm and 7:30 pm to 12 am from Monday to Saturday while on Sundays, it is open from 12:30 pm to 5 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +56 57 247 3727.


Vegetarian and Vegan

• Espacio Bhanga. This restaurant is located in Iquique, Chile. You will be able to enjoy a variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes offered here. These delicacies include Muffin de Mango Vegano, Agua Saborizada Natural, Compota de Guayaba, Burger and sandwiches. It is usually open from Monday to Saturday where it is open between 12 pm to 5 pm from Monday to Friday while it is open between 11 am to 3 pm. It is usually closed on Sundays. You can get in touch with the management here using this number,+56 9 8207 7860.

• Veg Way. This restaurant is located in Iquique, Chile. The staff here is usually friendly and professionally interacts with clients. The atmosphere created here is usually relaxing and friendly. The vegetarian and vegan delicacies offered here include Hummus Con Verduras Salteadas, and Crema de Lentejas. It is usually open from Monday to Saturday where it is open between 1 pm to 5:30 pm from Monday to Friday while on Saturdays, it is open from 1 pm to 5 pm. It is usually closed on Sundays. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +56 9 7306 5800.


Street Food

Ceviche. It is an amazing seafood constituting of fish. Mist if the vendors here usually soak the fish in lime juice awaiting customers to buy it. It can also be served with red onion, corn, sweet potato, and cilantro.

Anticucho. It is usually roasted meat that is marinated in cumin, chili pepper, and garlic vinegar. This meat is usually either beef, pork or chicken. It can be served with diced onions and sometimes sausage.


Drink

The most popular traditional drink here in Iquique is the Pisco Sour which is usually prepared using lemons from "Pica". Some of the bars found here in Iquitos include:

• Bar Radicales. This bar is usually located in Iquique, Chile. Some of the amazing drinks that you are going to find here include Cata de Cerveza, Mojito Sin Alcohol, Caipirinha, Mojito Irlandes, and Ceviche Mixto. It is usually open from Monday to Saturday between 6 pm to 5 am while it is closed on Sundays.

• Bar Toro. This bar is located along Arturo Prat Chacón 3082 Avenue in Iquique, Chile. You will be able to choose between a variety of beers and wines. Pizza is also sold at the snack bar found here. You will be entertained with live music concerts relaxing on the rooftop seating. Both cash and card payments are accepted here. It is usually open all through the week where it is open between 12:30 pm to 2:30 am while it is open from 12:30 pm to 9 pm on Sundays. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +56 9 4004 3546.


Tap-water

Faucet water here in Iquique is not readily available for consumption unless you boil it or use water purification tablets. This is according to the CDC of the United States of America. Since this city’s resources are usually outstretched, chances of the faucet water here being polluted is still high. This is due to the fact that the water purification centers are usually few thus most of the faucet water here doesn’t necessarily go through the proper channels of purifying them.


Organic Cafés

• Coffee Shop Iquique. This café is located in Iquique, Chile. Here, you will be able to enjoy amazing coffee and even snacks such as cakes and sandwiches. It is usually pet-friendly and is also a place where you will get entertained by local performers. It is usually open from Monday to Saturday between 8 am to 8:30 pm while it is closed on Sundays. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +56 9 3329 5293.

• Santorini Restobar. This café is located in Iquique, Chile. Here, you will be able to enjoy Irish Coffee, De Pulpo, Bloody Mary, Sangría and snacks such as Pulpo A la Griega, and Mousaka, it is usually open all through the week from 1 pm to 10 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +56 57 222 5392.


Breweries

• Lagerhaus. This brewery is located in Iquique, Chile. It is usually concerned with the beer-making process where they even make their own hand-made beer. International beer brands are also available at this brewery though local beers are given a priority. Not only do they make beers from Iquique alone but also from many parts of the country.


Activities

Iquique is one of the major cities in Chile. It has many attraction sites where you can make your visit here to be memorable. These attraction sites include Cerro Dragon Hill, Baquedano Street, and the Immaculate Conception Cathedral. You can also visit the Corbeta Esmeralda Museum where you will get to learn about the War of the Pacific.


Yoga and Retreats

Yoga and meditation have always been one of the best methods of relaxing both mind-blowing and spirit and Iquique has set up several yoga centers within the city to cater for clients who engage in yoga. Some of these centers include:

• escuela yoga bija

• Prana & Co.

• Yatratours


Accommodation

• Casa peninsula. It is like coated in Iquique, Chile. Guests will get to enjoy a Continental breakfast that is offered here every morning. Popular points of interest located close to this property include Iquique's Casino, Cavancha Theme Park, Mallplaza Iquique, and the Diego Aracena International Airport.

• Casa de Hospedaje. It is located in Iquique, Chile. Guests will best to enjoy the terrace available here. The rooms are fitted with a refrigerator and an electric kettle. Popular points of interest located close to this property include Parque de las Americas, Mineralogical Museum, Tierra de Campeones Stadium, and the Diego Aracena International Airport.

• Habitaciones Con Bank Privado. It is located in Iquique, Chile. Guest will get to enjoy the terrace found here. The rooms here are fitted with a kettle and a refrigerator. Popular points of interest located close to this property include Mallplaza Iquique, Iquique's Casino, Parque de las Américas, Cavancha Theme Park, Mineralogical Museum, and the Diego Aracena International Airport.


Green Hotels

• El Camino Hotel. This hotel is located in Iquique, Chile. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi and a terrace. The rooms here are fairly spacious fitted with large comfortable beds and a shared lounge area. Guests will be able to enjoy a Continental breakfast offered here every morning. Services that are offered here include 24-hour front desk services and currency exchange services for guests. The management here has installed modern waste management systems to handle all the waste that is produced here. Solar panels have also been installed to provide electricity to be used to power several small appliances in the rooms. Popular points of interest located close to this hotel include Astoreca Palace Cultural Centre, English Neighborhood, Baquedano Pedestrian, Brava Beach which is located 1.9 kilometers away, Mallplaza Iquique which is located 2.1 kilometers, and Diego Aracena International Airport which is located 35 kilometers from this property.

• Hotel Costa Norte Iquique. This hotel is located in Iquique, Chile. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi and a paid private parking area. The rooms here are fitted with a flat-screen cable TV, a fan, an iron, a hairdryer, and a personal bathroom equipped with free toiletries. Bed linen and towels are also provided here. Guests will get to enjoy a complimentary breakfast that is usually offered at this hotel. This hotel is usually pet-friendly with some of the services offered here including 24-hour front desk services and luggage storage services. Several shops are also available on-site. Modernized waste management systems have been installed to handle all the waste that is produced within this hotel. Popular points of interest located close to this property include Astoreca Palace Cultural Centre, Iquique Old Town which is located 9 kilometers away and the Diego Aracena International Airport which is located 35 kilometers from this property.


Hostels and Guest Houses

• Hospedaje Cely. This guest house located in Iquique, Chile. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include a garden, barbecue facilities, free Wi-Fi, a terrace, and a paid private parking area. The rooms here are fitted with a lounge area, a kitchen area, and a bathroom area, all of which are shared. Popular points of interest located close to this guest house include Mineralogical Museum, Brava Beach, Mallplaza Iquique, Tierra de Campeones Stadium, and the Diego Aracena International Airport which is located 39 kilometers away from this guest house.

• Residencial Las Palmeras. This guest house is located in Iquique, Chile. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi and a terrace. The rooms here are fitted with a TV with cable channels, a wardrobe, and a personal bathroom that is fitted with a shower. 24-hour front desk services are usually offered here. Popular points of interest located close to this property include Baquedano Pedestrian, Iquique Regional Museum, and the Diego Aracena International Airport which is located 35 kilometers from this guest house. .

• Hostal Lecher. This guest house is located in Iquique, Chile. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include free Wi-Fi, a garden, and a terrace. The rooms here are fitted with a flat-screen TV, a balcony, a wardrobe, and a private bathroom equipped with a shower and free toiletries. 24-hour reception services and luggage storage services are offered to guests at this guest house. Popular points of interest located close to this property include Baquedano Pedestrian, Iquique Regional Museum, Astoreca Palace Cultural Centre, the Arturo Prat Square which is located 1.8 kilometers away, Mallplaza Iquique which is located 2.4 kilometers away, and the Diego Aracena International Airport which is located 41 kilometers from this guest house.


Apartments

• Arriendo diario en Iquique, Chile. Frente al mar. It is located in Iquique, Chile. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here are a garden, a terrace, and free ample parking on-site. The units here are fitted with a flat-screen TV and a fully furnished kitchen. Popular points of interest located close to this apartment include Tierra de Campeones Stadium which is located 1.6 kilometers away, Mallplaza Iquique which is located 2.8 kilometers away, Mineralogical Museum which is located 1.8 kilometers away, Parque de las Américas which is located 1.9 kilometers away, and the Diego Aracena International Airport which is located 31 kilometers from this property.


Couchsurfing

The tourism sector is a boost in any economy and many authorities usually ensure that tourists who visit their jurisdictions usually have a wonderful time during their stay. This involves working together with the locals in ensuring this venture is a success. Many of the locals here realize the importance of this sector and work together in ensuring that they provide the best conditions for tourists to live in while visiting this city. Locals here in Iquique have heavily embraced couch surfing by enrolling in numbers in the various websites that offer couch surfing services here in the city. You are advised to enroll in legit websites that offer these services in order to get in touch with the potential host.


Camping

• El Huarango. This campsite is located in Iquique, Chile. It is situated inside the Tamarungo Forest and is conveniently close to the Atacama Desert. Amenities that campers will get to enjoy here include a communal room, washing sinks, a campfire area, and a cooking area. Bathrooms are also available where men have their own while women also have their own bathrooms. Hot water showers have been installed in these bathrooms. Outdoor seating, barbecue facilities, and picnic beaches are available here. They usually use solar power for lighting and the waste produced here is usually recycled.

• Camping Los Algarrobos. This campsite is located in Iquique, Chile. Amenities that guests will get to enjoy here include a sun terrace, barbecue facilities, a shared lounge area, an outdoor swimming pool, outdoor seating, and a gaming room. The atmosphere created here is usually warm and friendly where the guests here are usually friendly towards each other. Team building activities are usually carried out here.


How to Get There

You can get to this airport by air through the Diego Aracena International Airport which usually serves airlines from neighboring Santiago city and other neighboring cities. Common international destinations from this airport are Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina. You can also get to Iquique by road using buses. Buses usually come into the city from various destinations where the main highway enters the city from the north. This highway usually serves buses from many destinations within the city.


Air

• Diego Aracena International Airport. It is the main international airport in Iquique, the capital of Tarapacá Region, Chile. It is situated on the pacific coast in the southern area of the city. It uses the same runway with Los Cóndores Air Base. It usually serves airlines from neighboring cities such as Santiago. Also, airlines from international destinations such as Peru and Argentina also land here. The airlines that are usually served with this airport include Airlines Amaszonas, Andes Líneas Aéreas, JetSmart, LATAM Chile, and Sky Airline.


Bus

Coaches usually connect Iquique to other neighboring cities in the country. Buses are also the most preferred option to move around the city. The prices offered are usually relatively cheap depending on your destination and time of travel.


Train

The total distance the longitudinal railroad in Chile is 3,000 kilometers with Iquique being the northern terminus. These railway line uses 1435-millimeter gauges. You are advised to consult with the train staff here at the train station in the city to be able to know the timetable of these trains so that you can plan your journeys accordingly.


Hitchhiking

Hitchhiking is a fun experience here in Iquique as you will get to interact with locals at a personal level while traveling to your destination. You will get to learn some bit of culture and even exchange ideas. Many of the motorists in Iquique are usually kindhearted and won't mind giving you a ride to atleast close to your destination if not directly to your stop.


Others

The main modes of transport used in getting into the city are air, rail and road.


Moving Around

Walking is one of the most common ways of moving around the city. Some of the attractions here can be easily accessed on foot. When we walk, we would be doing a great favor to the environment and also to ourselves. Taxis are also another common option for moving around the city. You can choose to hire a taxi for yourself or share with other travelers. Many usually share a taxi where the average price that you will pay usually ranges between 600 to 800 pesos depending on the length of the trip. You can also be able to use a private taxi where averagely, you will pay 2,500 pesos.


Walk

Walking is one of the most common ways of moving around the city. Some of the attractions here can be easily accessed on foot. When we walk, we would be doing a great favor to the environment and also to ourselves.


Bicycle

The local authorities here have ensured that they provide cycling paths to tourists who usually like to engage in the various cycling tours that are conducted in the city. Various organizations and even hotels have set up rental bike services and are working together with the local government to ensure that safe cycling paths are erected to facilitate these cycling tours.


Electronic Vehicles

Chile has openly embraced the use of electronic vehicles which has been incorporated into the transport sector in the country. Iquique has been one of the favorite cities in this venture and has incorporated many electronic vehicles into its transport sector.


Public Bus

Coaches usually connect Iquique to other neighboring cities in the country. Buses are also the most preferred option to move around the city. The prices offered are usually relatively cheap depending on your destination and time of travel.


Tram, Train and Subway

The total distance the longitudinal railroad in Chile is 3,000 kilometers with Iquique being the northern terminus. This railway line uses 1435-millimeter gauges. You are advised to consult with the train staff here at the train station in the city to be able to know the timetable of these trains so that you can plan your journeys accordingly.


Sustainable Shopping

We need to ensure that most of the products that we purchase do not have any negative impacts on the environment. We can do this by clearly finding out the components and processes used in the manufacturing process, the transportation process, and the storage phase.


Food Markets

• Pescaderia Otarola. This seafood market is located in Iquique, Chile. Here, you will be able to buy amazing seafood such as grilled fish and ceviche. The management here accept both cash and card modes of payment. It is also wheelchair-friendly as a wheelchair ramp has been installed at the entrance. It is usually open all through the week from 8:30 am to 5 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +56 57 244 8837.

• Terminal Agropecuario. This market is located in Iquique, Chile. Here, you will be able to purchase several products such as fruits and vegetables. Cleanliness here is given a priority. Ample parking is available here. It is usually open all through the week from 6 am to 6 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +56 57 251 9991.

• Carniceria Alevic LTDA. This food market is located in Iquique, Chile. Here, you will be able to purchase a variety of food substances such as fruits and vegetables. It is usually open all through the week from 8 am to 4 pm. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +56 57 248 4650.


Flea Markets

• Zofri. This flea market is situated in the northern region of Iquique, Chile. Here, you will find many brands of perfumes being sold at the various stalls. Various stalls here also sell clothes at very affordable prices. Other products that are also sold at this market include alcoholic drinks and electronics.


Second Hand Stores

• Salva repuestos. This store is located in Iquique, Chile. At this store, you will be able to find used car accessories of most vehicle brands at very affordable prices. It is usually open from Monday to Saturday between 8 am to 6 pm while it is closed on Sundays.

• King Auto Parts. This store is situated in Iquique, Chile. Here, you will be able to buy used car parts at relatively low prices. It is usually open from Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 4 pm while it is closed over the weekends. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, +56 57 252 3813.


Eco-Fashion

The designing industry is one of the most dynamic industries in the world since many people usually have to buy clothes in their lives and designers have to keep up with the rise in demand and preference. As the demand continues to increase, designers now have to consider the impacts these clothes have on the environment. Many have taken it upon themselves to introduce zero waste materials that can be used in the making of these clothes. Most of these materials can be reused to make new clothes.


Recycling

The local government is working with the local communities and organizations to make the recycling venture in the city a success. Most of the waste being targeted for recycling include plastics, metals, and glass. Many locals have been using traditional methods of recycling which entails collecting the recyclable materials, sorting them, and washing them. When these organizations came into the city to boost this sector, recycling of waste has now taken a turn for the better in Iquique.


Waste

Solid waste still continues to be a menace in Iquique. Markets are known to be the biggest generators of waste in the city. The local authorities here lack adequate resources to set up modernized waste management systems resulting in the straining of the already existing resources by the amount of waste that is being produced.


Work and Study Abroad

The potential for growth of business in the city continues to be evident and many entrepreneurs and investors are considering to come into the city. There are already existing businesses mostly in the hospitality sector which includes restaurants and hotels. Since many tourists usually visit this city every year, the investors are projecting an increased demand of restaurants and hotels in the city and even demand for souvenirs.


Exchange Student

• Arturo Prat University. This university is located in Iquique, Chile. It is an affiliate of the Chilean Traditional Universities. It was established in 1981 from the former campus of the University of Chile in Iquique. This university has campuses in other cities across the country such as Calama, Victoria, Arica, and Santiago.

• Campus Huayquique. This university is located in Iquique, Chile. It is an amazing institution in the city where students get to interact with learners from within the country and even abroad. Amenities that learners will get to enjoy here include a swimming pool, an on-site restaurant, and the beach. You can get in touch with the management here using this number, .+56 57 239 4563.


Au Pair

Many of the locals here in the city are usually seeking for jobs and many have chosen to enroll as nannies so as to be able to earn a salary. Some of the locals here have also gone ahead and undertake a training course in order to attain certain skills such as first aid and swimming. Some have even gone ahead to apply for nanny jobs in in European and Middle Eastern countries. Foreigners are also welcome to apply for this job.


Volunteering

The volunteering venture in Iquique is a fun and enjoyable experience as you will get to work with indigenous tribes who have diverse cultures. You will get a chance to work with organizations that aim to improve the livelihoods of locals here. You will also get a chance to work with organizations that work to rescue and protect animals in Iquique.


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