The Andean Festival with the Strength of the Sun 2025

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When: Annually. January / February
Carnaval Andino Con la Fuerza del Sol - Photo by:
Carnaval Andino Con la Fuerza del Sol
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The Andean Festival with the Strength of the Sun (Carnaval Andino Con la Fuerza del Sol) is known as an entertainment event as well as one of the most important carnivals and festivals that are held in the north part of Chile.

The festival is held in the city of Arica in north Chile. During the festivals days the city is turned to a giant stage where the visitors can enjoy diverse shows that are influenced from the Catholic tradition, the Spanish culture and indigenous unique culture.

During the carnival days, accommodation may be scarce owing to higher demands, therefore it is advisable to check accommodation prices and make reservations ahead of time.

Some colorful parades are held during the festive dates.

In addition to Chilean bands, guest dance groups and bands from Peru and Bolivia participate also in the festival.

Details of the festival’s time line can be found on the carnival website. See the link below under “Event related information”

For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Arica and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
Accommodations around Arica:

Event Related Information

Contact details:
via the festival website
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For your attention !

As unforeseen circumstances can arise, the details of events are subject to change. We highly recommend checking with the organizers before making any travel arrangements to ensure up-to-date information.

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Southern South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Argentina and Peru
temperate; desert in north; Mediterranean in central region; cool and damp in south
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Prior to the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century, the Inca ruled northern Chile while an indigenous people, the Mapuche, inhabited central and southern Chile. Although Chile declared its independence in 1810, it did not achieve decisive victory over the Spanish until 1818. In the War of the Pacific (1879-83), Chile defeated Peru and Bolivia to win its present northern regions. In the 1880s, the Chilean central government gained control over the central and southern regions inhabited by the Mapuche. After a series of elected governments, the three-year-old Marxist government of Salvador ALLENDE was overthrown in 1973 by a military coup led by General Augusto PINOCHET, who ruled until a democratically-elected president was inaugurated in 1990. Sound economic policies, maintained consistently since the 1980s, contributed to steady growth, reduced poverty rates by over half, and helped secure the country's commitment to democratic and representative government. Chile has increasingly assumed regional and international leadership roles befitting its status as a stable, democratic nation.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

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