Tomé

Tomé lies 29 km. north of the city of Concepción. A port and seaside resort famous for its textile industry, endowed with wide streets and modern buildings. It’s coastal and rural setting makes it an important tourist center.Tomé’s beaches begin further south of Punta de Parra. Punta de Parra, accessible by train, was in the past the favorite place for bathers and summer holidaymakers. Playa Bellavista lies at the entrance to the city, and is also the name given to the textile factory here.In this district, within this industrial area, is a chapel, the architecture of which reflects the Germanic origin of those who arranged its construction, and that of the nearby housing and factory buildings. The most important visitor attractions of Tomé and its outskirts are the Museo del Mar, Playa El Morro, Dichato, Puda Burca, Coliumo, Pingueral, Bellavista, Punta de Parra, Bay of Coliumo, Merquiche, Purema and, 31 km north, Las Vegas de Itata.

To visit in Tomé:

Iglesia Cristo RedentorKnown as the Parish Church of Bellavista, it was built in 1923 in Romantic Byzantine style by the textile businessman Carlos Werner.Playa El Morro White sand beach with calm waters, flanked by the coastal road. This is the heart of the seaside resort.

Places to visit around Tomé

Punta de Parra An exclusive beach which combines the greenness of the countryside with white sands. Suitable for swimming and water sports. There you will find restaurants, cabañas, children’s games, paths through the woods and picnic areas.Playa y Caleta CocholgüeLocated 4 km from Tomé, here you will find summer houses next to a beautiful cove that has a beach with rock-pools.Coliumo BayThis beach is accessed by a road leading of at 9km from Tomé. It’s a lovely place with summer residences, on the little peninsula that closes off the Bay of Dichato from three close-by regions – Coliumo, Caleta and Tres Morros. Here you will find good beaches with calm waters. There are places to eat and stay. Vegas de ItataFound 31km away at the mouth of the river Itata. A path lined with ancient eucalyptus trees leads to the bank of the river where boatmen work to carry you to its opposite bank.La PollaLocated to 20 km to the south-east of Tomé, we can find a beautiful natural so called swimming pool " La Polla ", place very visited by tourists in the summer. Ithas zone of camping, fields of football, court to install tents, etc.

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