La Serena, Chile | Overseas Haven Report

Our Overseas Haven Report for La Serena, Chile covers life on one of Chile’s most popular beaches.

If you are considering South America, for your family or retirement, we recommend giving La Serena a look!

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“A sleepy seaside city a generation ago, today La Serena, northern Chile’s ‘serene one,’ is one of the country’s most popular beach resorts,” writes Lauren Stanley.

As Lauren reports, La Serena has more character than your average beach town: “In the heart of downtown, most shopping is done at department stores and specialty shops. Semi-pedestrian streets like Prat and O’Higgins are lined with upscale wine stores, clothing boutiques, and shoe emporia. Trendy cafes and cute restaurants abound, and the streets are so clean you can practically eat off them.”