Farm and sea, urban areas and rural landscapes, fishing and agriculture, Cobquecura is a land of contrasts and a privileged land with a nice weather which keeps all year round.
With 52 kms of coast, this city hall is known for offering a huge variety of fish and seafood, as well as agricultural products such as legumes and fruits from which the most remarkable are papayas, the most southern in the country with orchards at La Boca and Colmuyao.
But although visitors enjoy and take advantage from the flavors and ingredients provided by nature, most of them get here because of natural landscapes undoubtedly beautiful. For example, coastal area has several beaches such as Buchupureo, most of them with strong waves and nice temperature. Such factors allow the practice of nautical sports such as surf and bodyboard all year round. A typical image in here is to see fishermen taking out their boats out form the sea pulled by bulls
One of the most attractive places in the village is its main square: San José Church built in laja stone and native wood. We strongly recommend to walk along the historical area, declared as Typical Zone and a place in which you will be able to see significant architectural pieces such as big houses built in stone, adobe and tile roofs.
Another musts which make Cobquecura remarkable are the stone church, a rock with the shape of a church in the middle of the beach as well as the lobería, nature sanctuary and residence from dozens of sea lions which are the cityhall’s icon.
How to get there?
If you travel from Concepción take Itata highway and at San Rafael exit take el conquistador route passing by villages such as Ranguelmo, Coelemu, Trehuaco, Quirihue where you take N-50 route to get to Cobquecura.
If you use 5 sur highway get to Cocharcas deviation (coming from the north it is 11 kms before Chillán and if you come from the south it is the same distance after Chillán) turn west accessing route N-50 which will take you to Cobquecura passing trough San Nicolás, Ninhue an Quirihue.
If you come from Maule. Coastal route coming from Chanco, Pelluhue and Curanipe will allow you to get there through a wonderful route which goes along the sea.