An unlikely tourist destination, 840 mi/1,350 km north of Santiago, the port city of Antofagasta, Chile, draws business visitors, especially from the mining sector. Primarily an export point for Atacama Desert minerals, it has more flights than Calama, the region's other main city. Sights include La Portada (a natural arch in the Pacific Ocean just north of town), a regional history museum, a state-of-the-art geological museum built on the ruins of a silver foundry, beautiful fin-de-siecleSubscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.