This website has been created
to facilitate the traveler who is visiting Chile for the first time or
has traveled there before but has not ventured passed their hotel rooms.
I was born in Chile and currently live in North America but travel to
Chile consistently for 2 months every winter (which is summer in Chile.)
Chile is a very long, narrow and beautiful country in South America,
that stretches to approximately over 4,300 kilometers from the northern
boarder with Peru to Antarctica. Chile is surrounded by the Andes
mountains to the east and the Pacific ocean to the west. Travel and
tourism in Chile has been booming over the fifteen years and for good
If you travel to "Norte Grande" aka the Great North of Chile consists of
the northern most city in Chile which is Arica down to Atacama. The
Atacama desert is the driest desert on the planet and is a great place
to visit. This region is just filled with natural beauty and if you love
the sky approx 70% of the world observatories are located in Norte
Grande and "Norte Chico."
If you travel to "Norte Chico" aka the Little North starts from Copiapo
to north of Valparaiso which is just a little over an hour away from the
capital of "Santiago de Chile." A must stop would be "Bahia Inglesa"
aka English bay. La Serena is another hot vacation spot and drive an
hour into the Andes mountains and you will find Valle del Elqui which
specializes in exporting fruits to world along with many wineries and
The capital of Chile is "Santiago de Chile", which is a lively metropolitan city with almost 7 million inhabitants. Santiago
de Chile is nearing the population size of New York City and this
surprises many who travel to Chile. NYC has its "sex in the city tour"
and Santiago also offers romance but with charisma, charm and character
for those who seek to travel there. Santiago is surrounded by the Andes
mountains that are covered in snow six months of the year. Tourists from
all income levels can enjoy staying in there many 5 star hotels to
affordable hostils located all over the city. Communities like
Providencia, Lo Barnechea, Vitacura, Las Condes offers all the luxuries
and beauty that any prosperous city in the world would envy.
There's lots to do if you travel to Santiago de Chile and if your
adventurous type you can head to the many top rated ski resorts located
deep in the Andes mountains but within a 35 minute drive from Santiago.
If your the romantic type and like wine head to San Jose Maipo, which is
also located in the Andes mountains and also just 15-20 minute drive
from Santiago. If you like fresh seafood you can head to "el Mercado
Central" and taste the very best Chile has to offer. You can enjoy
eating the largest king crabs in the world to the famous Locos that are
highly prized and protected.
If you decide to travel and make Santiago de Chile your first stop you
will not help but notice how cosmopolitan this beautiful city has
become. It doesn't matter where you stay, the Andes mountains will be an
imposing background backdrop.