Combarbala

Combarbala

Combarbalá is a small town located in the Limarí Province at the Coquimbo Region with a population about 13.483 inhabitants. Their economic activity is agriculture, exploitation of goats, stone crafts combarbalita and now finally to the tourist industry driven by the Cruz del Sur Astronomical Center, located on the outside of town.

Originally inhabited by people as prehispanic culture Diaguitas, Combarbalá enjoy attractions such as petroglyphs on the "Rincón de las Chilcas", the Petrified Forest just 5 miles from the town and the San Francisco de Borja Church, which dates from 1754 and is one of its symbols and historical monuments of the town. Has a semiarid climate, with humidity not exceeding 50% and has a high clear skies, ideal for astronomical tourism development, but even with the opening of an observatory designed for this activity was opened in early 2009.

Traditional and very popular is a folk festival called "El Clásico", held at the end of the summer season and in which 2 of the social clubs and sports people will compete for the title of best in town meetings that combine sport and culture, such as theater or cheerleaders presentation.

Posee un clima semiárido, con una humedad atmosférica que no supera el 50% y posee unos cielos de alta claridad, ideal para el desarrollo del turismo astronómico, mas aún con la apertura de un observatorio destinado para esa actividad inaugurado a principios del 2009.

Tradicional y muy popular es una fiesta criolla denominada "El Clásico", que se celebra al terminar la temporada veraniega y en la cual 2 clubes sociales y deportivos del pueblo se disputan el título del mejor de la ciudad en encuentros que mezclan el deporte y la cultura, como obras de teatro o presentación de "cheerleaders".