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Chile Travel Tips

Torres del Paine Trip

By Viator, October 2013

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The views on the open steppe of Patagonia, carved by glaciers and wind that pushes trees into gnarled forms are only part of what inspire people to visit Chile’s Torres del Paine. Diminutive trees ...  Read more

Wine Tasting Near Santiago

By Viator, July 2013

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

It is no secret that many people come to Chile for the wine, and even people for whom it’s not their only reason for coming to Chile usually make time to visit a winery or two. And with good reason.  ...  Read more

Visiting Chile's El Tatio Geysers

By esmith , March 2013

The Geysers at El Tatio are one of the most exciting, unique and photogenic spots in the north of Chile . They are visited from the small desert outpost town of San Pedro de Atacama, the seat ...  Read more

Things to do in Puerto Montt, Chile

By esmith , March 2013

Puerto Montt is the last city in continental Chile before a series of islands and fjords take over. It is the jumping-off point to Chiloé, with its iconic wooden churches and the starting point ...  Read more

Chile’s Best Surf Spots

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 ...  Read more

Santiago for Foodies

By esmith , February 2013

From the dry north that gives Chile the the olives and olive oil that flavor food around the world, to the central region, where most of the agricultural powerhouse of the country is located, to ...  Read more

Viña del Mar, Chile’s Garden City

By esmith , February 2013

Viña del Mar, known as Chile’s garden city, is a short drive from the capital of Santiago. It’s a coastal city, with castles and gardens, museums, long pedestrian walkways and an enviable ...  Read more

Chile’s Best Beaches

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 ...  Read more

New Year's Eve in Valparaiso, Chile

By esmith , December 2012

You might think that for New Year’s Eve, the place to be in Chile would be Santiago . While there are (not insubstantial) fireworks ( fuegos artificiales ) in Santiago, the biggest party of the ...  Read more

Visit Chiloé, Chile's Largest Island

By esmith , December 2012

Chiloé is the large island about two thirds of the way down skinny Chile . Chiloé is the largest of the islands that break off the continent at that point, and is often referred to in ...  Read more

When to Go to Patagonia

By Paige , Nicaragua, December 2012

As South America narrows to a slender cone, pointing the way toward icy Antarctica, the climate and landscape change dramatically. Rather than the lush tropical rainforest of the Amazon or arid ...  Read more

Spending Christmas in Santiago, Chile

By esmith , December 2012

As you might imagine, there is no giant ice-skating rink with a big Christmas tree in the middle in Santiago, Chile at Christmas time. It’s summertime here, and while you will find some sweaty, ...  Read more

Villa Grimaldi in Chile

By Paige , Nicaragua, December 2012

Once a lovely old mansion sprawling in the hills of the posh Penalolen neighborhood on the outskirts of Santiago, the melodically named Villa Grimaldi became much more after September 11, 1973. ...  Read more

Chile’s Sanctuary of Lo Vásquez

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 ...  Read more

Summer in Chile

By Paige , Nicaragua, October 2012

Feeling chilly? Consider a trip to the sunny Southern Hemisphere, where summer is just about to get started. Chile and the Southern Cone begin warming up around October, and by December temperatures ...  Read more

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