From a tourist point of view, few countries in the world offer the possibilities that Chile offers. Its latitudinal amplitude, its relief and the influence of the Pacific Ocean are the main factors that explain the variety of climates and landscapes in Chile, which makes it a country with a multitude of ecosystems and very different landscapes: the dream of any traveler. Deserts, mountains, beaches and volcanoes are just some of the hundreds of things to do in this South American country. Here are some of the most attractive areas of the country.
Torres del Paine National Park
Located in the extreme south of Chile, it was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978. Full of turquoise waters, glaciers and mountains, it is an ideal place for trekking and is especially appropriate to visit in summer, when the 17 hours of daylight and the weather make this place a magical spot.
Located in the Antofagasta region, it is the second most arid zone on the planet and one of its most visited areas is the city of San Pedro de Atcama. Its main tourist attractions are el Valle de la Luna, the geysers or its astronomical observatory, where if you are lucky with the weather you can enjoy breathtaking views.
Isla de Pascua
Isla de Pascua also known as Rapa Nui, is home to some 5,000 people, many of them dedicated to the tourism sector. It is only about 165 km² and is located about 3,500 km west of the coast of Chile. As a noteworthy fact, more than 40% of the island belongs to a protected national park and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.
Other Places to visit
Although in this post we have only pointed out some of the most remarkable destinations in Chile, the Latin American country is full of sites with an enormous visual richness, some of which are:
- Valle del Elqui
- Puerto Montt
So now you know, if what you are looking for is a destination full of possibilities and with a lot of adventure tourism, Chile is the place for you!