Copiapó is a town in Northern Chile. It's a pleasant stop with a pleasant climate, overlooked by beautiful hills and surrounded by vineyards. Although located in the southern part of the Atacama desert, the driest desert of the world, the area where is situated the city is an oasis along the river Copiapó. The surrounding of Copiapó encompass a variety of different desert landscapes: sand dunes, salt flats, salt lakes, volcanoes, high mountains, glaciers, that permit to have spectacular view.
Copiapó is served by the Desierto de Atacama Airport (50 km from the city), where operates all the major Chilean airlines: Latam, Sky Airlines, and JetSmart. Shared taxi from airport to the city are available at airport with cost ranging from 6000 to 8000 CLP.
Buses pull in from the north (Antofagasta, Iquique, Arica) and south (La Serena, Santiago) at the terminals south of the city centre. Tur-bus has their terminal on Calle Chañarcillo and Pullman has their's on Colipi.