This was the beginning of my drive through the Chilean coast. La Portada sits very far outside the coastal city of Antofagasta crossing the Andes mountains through two valleys. If you are planning on seeing La Portada then make sure you stop by the tropic of Capricorn which is just up the road. As you keep driving north on route 1 you will find very small villages and towns that dont have electricity. I was surprised to see this as I didn’t expect the most modernized country in Chile to have this kind of life.