Enjoy a variety of activities with the rock of the Biobío Region

Divided into three provinces -Arauco, Biobío, and Concepción-the Biobío Region owes its name to the great river that crosses it from east to west. Discover its capital, Concepción, the birthplace of great artists, and witness significant historical events. Explore the indigenous cultures that still inhabit Biobío, such as the Pehuenches, or "people of the pehuén" in the Mapuche language. Immerse yourself in their customs and gastronomy with their star ingredient, the piñón, the fruit of the araucaria tree. ¡Read this article to know more about it!

Discover all the experiences and places this region has to offer:


1. Nature and Gastronomy in Caletas of Gran Concepción

Caleta Tumbes, Caleta Chome, and Caleta Lenga are three crucial areas of interest near San Pedro de la Paz. Visiting Caleta Tumbes, 40 minutes from San Pedro, is an immersion into the world of artisanal fishermen of the Gran Concepción. Caleta Chome is part of the Hualpén Peninsula Nature Sanctuary, just over 30 minutes from San Pedro. It is ideal for contemplating marine birds, such as chungungos or sea cats, penguins, sea lions, and sea whales. Caleta Lenga, 20 minutes from San Pedro de la Paz, is an ideal gastronomic hub to enjoy seafood products.




2. Beaches of the Bay of Concepción

Located an hour from San Pedro de la Paz, in the Bay of Concepción, there are more than 19 beaches to enjoy summer and spring. They stand out for their diverse landscapes, marine gastronomy, and offers of water sports, such as sailing, motorboats, surfing, banana boats, and more. We recommend visiting Punta de Parra, El Morro, Bellavista, Dichato, Pingueral, and Puda beaches.




3. Culture and Nature

Culture is alive in Biobío, and we recommend some must-sees near San Pedro de la Paz. The Huáscar Monitor, located in the Port of Talcahuano, is Chile's most important floating museum and the second-oldest floating battleship in the world. Also not to be missed is Hualpén, where the Biobío River flows into the sea and where you can visit the Pedro del Río Zañartu Park Museum. Additionally, visit Chile's first peri-urban park, with three thousand hectares that protect the last remnant of deciduous forest and a wide variety of fauna. Or climb to the top of the Bismarck Tower, the only one built in America, erected in the middle of the Cerro Caracol Metropolitan Park.




4. Lota, living heritage

Lota is the Chilean commune with the most significant historical monuments and heritage sites. Its picturesque buildings, old pavilions, and buildings - many of them almost in ruins - are one of the main attractions of this destination. Here you can delve into the depths of the earth to learn firsthand about coal mining. The "Chiflón del Diablo" mine, with tours by the miners themselves, is part of the "Lota Surprising" Tourist and Heritage Circuit, including the Lota Park, the Coal Museum, and the Mining Village.




Discover all the best places to eat in this region:


1. Bohemian cuisine in Concepción

Concepción, the regional capital of Biobío, fills its bars and restaurants every evening with live music, innovative gastronomic offerings, and signature dishes. Experience the bohemian cuisine of Concepción in places like Bar Concepción, Au Restaurante, Lo que más quiero, Latitud Sur, Rincón Campesino, Pasta de la Nonna, Pietra Santa, or Jazz Restaurante.




2. Coves and seafood cuisine

Coves are ideal places to enjoy the many different products offered by the sea. Near San Pedro de la Paz, you can find Caleta Tumbes, Caleta Lenga, Caleta Chome, and Caleta Cocholgüe, where you can enjoy a variety of fresh dishes made with recently collected seafood, such as various types of fish and shellfish, along with typical dishes such as pailas marinas, caldillos, machas a la parmesana, grilled reinetas, and many others.




3. Beaches and seafood cuisine

If you want to enjoy a delicious meal with a sea view, the Concepción Bay area and its various beaches have restaurants specializing in seafood cuisine. We primarily refer to Punta de Parra, Bellavista, Dichato, and Pingueral beaches, just over 40 minutes from San Pedro de la Paz.




Here you can find services and lodgment in the region


The Biobío Region has an international airport, seven ports, and the Pichachén international pass in Antuco, two hours from San Pedro de la Paz.

There are over 1,600 registered tourist service providers, more than 15 universities, over 26 intercity bus lines, over 100 tour operators and travel agencies, and a wide range of top-level hotels. Additionally, Concepción is considered the capital of business and meeting tourism in southern Chile due to its extensive infrastructure for hosting events.




Inclusive trekking route in Antuco is a accesibility place you´ll find near the competition places:

Laguna del Laja National Park, located just over two hours from San Pedro de la Paz, is the most visited park in the region. It has self-guided trails managed by Conaf. The Las Chilcas trail, 1.6 kilometers long, is especially noteworthy as its first section is accessible to people with disabilities, allowing them to access viewpoints and enjoy the area’s scenic beauty.



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