Top 10 Places to Visit in Chile
Easter Island is another Pacific Chilean possession, situated 3800 km (2361 miles) west of the mainland. It is most famous for the Moai, gigantic stone figures up to 9 m (30 ft) tall which are found all over the island. Other sites include the crater of the volcano Rano Kao, the rock carvings at Oronco, and the museum in the main town of Hanga Roa.
Santiago is a vast sprawl set between the Andes and a coastal mountain range. It has several museums and attractions that are well worth a visit, and a reasonable choice of accommodation and restaurants. It is also home to theater, music, opera and ballet.
Tierra del Fuego
Tierra del Fuego is the end of the world. It is the closest city to Antarctica, and while the climate is cold, the scenery never disappoints. The national park represents the southernmost protected natural area of Argentina, apart from being the only one with a coast.
Valdivia, the City of Rivers
Valdivia, the City of Rivers is great for boating, fishing, kayaking and bird watching, to name just a few things you’ll want to do there
Valparaíso is Chile’s main seaport and a great attraction of this city is its elevators or funiculars that go up and down the hills. Spend a day touring on them to enjoy one-of-a-kind views.
San Pedro de Atacama
San Pedro de Atacama is known for its salt flats. You can see wild flamingoes and other wildlife native to the area, as well as one of the most stunning sunsets the world has to offer. Take the opportunity to also visit Salar de Atacama, the world’s largest salt lake.
Strait of Magellan
Navigate this waterway, considered the most important natural passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Viña del Mar
Viña del Mar is known for having the third largest surfing circuit in the world, so if you want to catch some waves, this is the place to be, not only to enjoy the waves, but also the beautiful beaches.
Just north of the city lies the largest open pit copper mine in the world. You can also enjoy a casino and unique flora and fauna, in addition to the El Tatio Geysers and hotsprings.
Arica, near the northern border with Peru, is an excellent tourist center. It has good beaches and the famous San Marcos Cathedral. Conditions in the area are ideal for deep-sea fishing.