Discover a variety of things to do in Vallenar and the surrounding Atacama Region

When you aren’t attending an on-site meeting or soaking up the sun beside our outdoor pool, make time to explore the beautiful Atacama Region surrounding the Park Inn. You can plan an outing to the blooming desert of Llanos de Challe National Park or head west to visit the famous lighthouse and beaches of Huasco. From our location just outside Vallenar off C-46, the hotel also gives you easy access to things to do in the city, including grabbing a bite to eat near Plaza Ambrosio O'Higgins or taking your kids to enjoy the splashpad at Parque Quinta Valle. You can also learn about the region’s famous groves on the Centenary Olive Tour or experience local culture at charming Alto del Carmen. When it’s time to head back home, the Vallenar Airport (VLR) is roughly 10 minutes from the hotel.

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Llanos de Challe National Park

27.68 mi / 44.54 km from the hotel
Home to one of the world’s rarest and most fragile ecosystems, this national park is a treasure trove for nature lovers who want to see wild guanacos, massive cactus blooms, and flamingos on the coast.

Las Campanas Observatory

33.18 mi / 53.4 km from the hotel
If you’re a serious astronomer, you can view the night sky using some of the most advanced telescopes in the world at Las Campanas Observatory in the mountains of the Atacama Desert.

Faro de Huasco

23.67 mi / 38.09 km from the hotel
Surrounded by green spaces and the sounds of the sea, this 22-meter lighthouse has become a landmark on the coast of Huasco and is a favorite destination for both tourists and locals.

Centenary Olive Tour

16.3 mi / 26.23 km from the hotel
Stretching from Huasco to Freirina, this route lets you explore the many olive groves that dot the landscape and produce some of the best olive oil in the country.

Tres Playitas

23.55 mi / 37.89 km from the hotel
Have fun in the gentle waves of Tres Playitas, an out-of-the-way beach where you’ll find crystal-clear water and fiery sunsets amid a serene atmosphere.


23.55 mi / 37.91 km from the hotel
Soak up the sun in this coastal city, which is home to the sands of Playa Grande as well as a bustling promenade and the iconic Huasco lighthouse.

Embalse Santa Juana

16.52 mi / 26.59 km from the hotel
Located on the Huasco River, this beautiful reservoir offers several footpaths that allow you to get close to the shore. Walk up the hill to take in views of the valley and the water falling over the dam.

Alto del Carmen

25.75 mi / 41.44 km from the hotel
The rural village of Alto del Carmen welcomes visitors with its charming architecture, delicious food, and scenic hiking trails through the Españoles Valley. For a taste of local flavor, sip a glass of pisco—a brandy made from grapes grown in the valley.

San Félix

35.2 mi / 56.65 km from the hotel
With the soaring Andes as a backdrop, San Félix has amazing vistas to go along with its historical plaza and church.