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I liked this street much more than the mall as you can stroll a pedestrian way, look at the shops... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2018
Thomas V
Oakland, California

The prettiest street in town, 21 de Mayo is the promenade preferred by Ariqueños to have a walk... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 4 December 2018

I liked this street much more than the mall as you can stroll a pedestrian way, look at the shops, stop for food or drink, maybe outdoors. Very lively.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 29 September 2018

The prettiest street in town, 21 de Mayo is the promenade preferred by Ariqueños to have a walk anytime during the day, to have a nice espresso, meal and meet with friends at lunch and after hours. This is the social centre of the city...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shilean
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Great place to stroll around, especially in the afternoon, and heaps of shops, restaurants, people selling seemingly everything, live music, and some bars down one of the side streets.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Spent some time strolling along Paseo 21 de Mayo. It’s wall to wall shops and stalls selling everything imaginable. There was a really good musical puppet show on when we visited. I guess you can’t visit Arica without visiting here.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SAB5859
Reviewed 5 November 2017

beautiful city their beaches just fantastic .... fall in love with Arica I will come to you Arica every single year of my life.... people so friendly and delicious food

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Juan S
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We visited Paseo 21 de Mayo several times during our visit to Arica. We found everything we needed plus more. If your visiting Arica a trip to Paseo 21 de Mayo is an absolute must.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank LynnKruse
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Nice to stroll around the streets without cars, and look at all the little stalls selling cheap trinkets and souveniors!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank toyotakev
Reviewed 3 June 2017

You want you and your money parted quickly stay on this street. Over priced, street vendors trying to sell their goods. Do yourself a favor go up the 18 September, turn left at McDonald's go one block and take a right up that street (Maipu...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank d1deleonrn
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

With a de Mayo name had to pass through a section of the pedestrian street. The are shops and shops and more shops and lots of window shoppers. I always enjoy those Pedestrian Streets that you find in South America. De Mayo is a major...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Jnanayog
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This city is so gross so many people on drugs so much crime and graffiti everywhere. The beaches are beautiful but that's about it. This city has really gone down hill in recent years. Very disappointed this place could be so cool if they got...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank savagesharkbait
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18 October 2017|
Response from d1deleonrn | Reviewed this property |
Go out the main gate of terminal, go across the street to where the fish vendors are and curve right up the hill. It's all foot traffic. Once you get to McDonald's take a left (if you're more daring) and go 1/2 block and... More