Chile Travel Tips
From salty-desert top to glacier-crowded bottom, Chile is a jaw-dropping reminder of nature's beauty and power. This narrow trickle of a country is jammed with enough geysers, mountains, beaches, forests and volcanoes to keep adventure nuts slavering for a lifetime.
Chile's mountainous geography spanning over 30° of latitude makes for some strange climatic variation.
Written by Viator, August 2010
At the southern terminus of the Panamerican Highway, a fantastic, glacier-carved realm of natural beauty begins. This is the gateway to Antarctica, guarded by sharp-toothed granite peaks and ...
Despite its location in South America, Santiago has a distinctly European feel, from its neoclassical architecture to its efficient metro system, Santiago is one of South America’s most ...
Chile is one of South America’s most diverse, stable and prosperous countries, and Valparaiso exemplifies all of these. From its rich, European-influenced cultural heritage to its bustling seaport, ...
Written by Teresa V, November 2011
This hostel was EXCELLENTE!!! Would definitely recommend if you're staying in Valdivia, Chile. The staff was very friendly and even loaned us a coat when our luggage got left behind en route to ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, August 2011
As the Chilean
coastline plunges south toward the Antarctic, it begins to fray into
glacier-carved fjords and rain-forested islands, beginning with the
Chiloé Archipelago. All but lost in ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, October 2011
Visitors to Santiago with a taste for more modern offerings have plenty to enjoy: MAVI, the Museum of Visual Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art, the free Museo Ralli, and finally, Sculpture Park, ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, August 2012
Much more than just a one-day holiday marking Chile’s independence, September 18th (“Dieciocho”) is really a month-long fiesta that celebrates all things Chilean. From the empanadas and asados ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, May 2011
Though 2011 is still young, it’s already been an excellent year for Chile’s rapidly expanding travel industry. This is awards season in tourism, and Chile has scored top spots on two of the world’s ...
Written by esmith, February 2013
In a country like Chile, with 3,000 miles of coastline, you might imagine a tropical paradise, palm-fringed, white-sand beaches with long stretches of sand. In a word, yes. And no. Chile has many ...
Written by esmith, March 2013
You’d think that a country with 3,000 miles of coastline would have some great surfing. And you’d be absolutely correct. Chile is known for having the longest left break in South America, and hosts ...
Written by Viator, November 2012
In the mostly Roman Catholic country of Chile, every year, tens of thousands of religious pilgrims make the 50-mile (80-km) trek from Santiago to the sanctuary of Lo Vásquez on December 7th and ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, June 2012
Despite its stunning setting and sleek, ultra-modern air, few would characterize the capital of Chile as an endless assortment of tourist attractions on par with, say, Cancun. This is part of its ...
Chile’s second city, known for its dramatic hills and magnificent ocean views, has plenty of family-friendly activities. Keep in mind that the city’s steeply pitched topography setting can be ...
The world’s longest country isn’t well known for its cuisine. Though its exquisite seafood and flavorful melting pot—with Incan, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Middle Eastern heritage—has ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, February 2012
Not far from enigmatic Easter Island is another, lesser known island paradise, long uninhabited and a safe haven for the wildlife that has been all but exhausted around its more famous neighbor. ...
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