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Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is variably defined either as being a region of the Americas in its own right or as the southern portion of North America. Physiographically, Central America is a tropical isthmus that connects North and South America. It includes 7 countries and many small offshore islands. Overall, the land is fertile and rugged, and dominated through its heart by a string of volcanic mountain ranges with a few active volcanos.

Arica is a port city in northern Chile, located only 18 kilometers from south of the border with Peru. It is the capital of the Arica province in the Tarapaca region and has a population of approximately 200,000 and is also known as the city of the eternal spring. Economically, it is an important port for Chilean ore and its tropical latitute, dry climate, and the city's beach, have made Arica a popular tourist destination.
It is also a centre of rail communication with Bolivia and has its own international airport. Arica has strong ties with the city of Tacna, Peru, many people cross the border everyday to visit this city and also because many services are cheaper on the Peruvian side. Arica is connected to Tacna and to La Paz, Bolivia by separate railroad lines. Arica is also known as one of the driest inhabited places on Earth.

Arica is the kind of town you daydream about. It is a city with endless recreational opportunities, rich history, and modern day luxuries.

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