Torres del Paine National Park

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Torres del Paine National Park
A View of Torres del Paine - Image: Navimag Ferries, Patagonia.

Thank you for visiting. This blog is dedicated to promote the natural and non-natural attractions of Chile, as well as relevant and interesting news related to our country and the whole world. For this purpose, it will be regularly updated with new information that we hope will be of great help for your travels and knowledge. We are located in the city of Punta Arenas, on the shores of the Strait of Magellan, Chilean Patagonia.

Tourist Information about our Country

Chile is often defined, and rightly so, as a "long, narrow strip of land" located in the extreme southwest of South America, covering an area of 756,102 km2 in its South American territory and the islands of Polynesia (Salas y Gomez and Easter Island), in addition to a claimed territory of 1,250,257 km2 in the Antarctic continent.


Geography, Climates

Its geography extends from 17º29'57'' South latitude to the South Pole, offering a variety of climates and landscapes, such as the immensity of the Desierto de Atacama (Atacama Desert), the driest in the world, where the world's largest astronomical observatories are located due to the clarity of its skies, the enigmatic Rapa Nui (Easter Island), the Andes, natural border between Chile and Argentina, with great peaks, where large winter sports centers bring together athletes from all over the world, the beautiful Los Lagos region, the tourist places of Patagonia with all its wonders, the feared Cape Horn, end of the Americas and union of two oceans, etc. 

The climatic diversity ranges from the subtropical climate of Easter Island to the cold of the Antarctic Province, for this reason tourism in the southernmost region takes place mainly during the spring/summer season.

The North of Chile

Astronomy Tours, Chile
Astrotourism in Northern Chile
Northern Chile is a vast region with a diverse landscape that offers tourists a unique experience. The region is known for its deserts, mountains, and valleys, which offer a variety of activities such as hiking, stargazing, and exploring ancient ruins. San Pedro de Atacama is a popular tourist destination in the region, but there are many other places to visit off the beaten track, such as Parque Nacional Lauca, Monumento Arqueológico Valle del Encanto, La Serena and many others.


Although the waters are not as warm as in other similar latitudes due to the Humboldt Current, Chile also has many beautiful beaches and summer resorts. Among the most famous beaches are those of Viña del Mar, also known as "la Ciudad Jardin" ("The Garden City of Chile"), Algarrobo, La Serena and Coquimbo cities, further north Bahia Inglesa, Antofagasta, Iquique and Arica. Along the Chilean coast there are also world-class beaches for the practice of surfing.

Central Chile

Central Chile is a diverse and fascinating region that offers a wide range of attractions and activities:

Santiago, the capital, a cultural center with many museums, events, theaters, restaurants and bars. There are also large ski resorts and beautiful parks; Valparaiso, the "Jewel of the Pacific," a UNESCO World Heritage Site with colorfully painted houses, rolling coastal hills, steep stairways, and a fascinating history as one of South America's most important ports; Viña del Mar, a modern city known for its beautiful beaches and sunny climate, is an ideal family destination.

Andean Highlands, Central Chile is home to charming small towns in the Andean highlands, offering picturesque landscapes and traditional customs; Coastal Towns, the region has several coastal towns, such as Pichilemu, a laid-back town with beaches and surfing, and Quintay, a seaside resort with a whaling museum; Wine Regions, Central Chile is known for its vineyards and wine production, making it an ideal destination for wine lovers and foodies.

Outdoor Activities, The region offers many opportunities for outdoor activities, from visiting national parks or the world's largest swimming pool at the San Alfonso del Mar resort, to surfing and exploring the scenic coastline between Cobquecura and Pelluhue.

South Zone of the Country

Southern Chile offers a wide variety of attractions and activities. The region is known for its stunning scenery, including snow-capped mountains, winding rivers and beautiful lakes, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers and adventure travelers. Popular activities in the area include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, kayaking and fly fishing.
In the south, large forests, rivers and lakes form a system that is the heart of an ever-increasing ecotourism activity. This is a region rich in hot springs, thermal baths and large winter resorts such as "Nevados de Chillan", "Valle Corralco Ski Center", the beautiful areas of "Petrohue", Reserva Biologica Huilo Huilo, also famous for its lush waterfalls.  

And if we talk about special interest tourism, we cannot forget to mention the Archipelago of Chiloe, islands full of myths, legends, rich folklore and gastronomy, whose inhabitants live mainly from fishing and agriculture, but surrounded by a beautiful environment, lush vegetation, and on the mainland a wild geography, many lakes, rivers and dense forests under the aegis of Wildlife Protected Areas.


Patagonia, the far south of the world

A painting based on the landscapes of  Chilean Patagonia
Patagonia is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world, including the wonderful regions of Los Lagos, Aysen and Magallanes y Antartica Chilena. The North and South Ice Fields, in addition to their majesty, make Patagonia one of the largest freshwater reserves in the world after Antarctica.

Here you will be able to visit many stunning places, just to mention one, Parque Nacional Torres del Paine (Torres del Paine National Park), chosen as "The Eighth Wonder of the World" by the travel portal, of the TripAdvisor Media Group, among more than 300 tourist places around the world, with more than 5 million votes through the Internet.

From Punta Arenas, you can also reach Puerto Williams, the capital of the Chilean Antarctic Province and the southernmost city in the world.

Easter Island  

Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Chile
Rapa Nui, row of Moai
    Easter Island, (Rapa Nui real name), remote extension of Chile in Oceania is another of the preferred tourist destinations by national and international visitors. From mainland Chile, regular flights and cruises arrive to the island to soak up this ancient Polynesian culture and its beautiful environment. 

Archaeologists and historians have tried to find answers to the many mysteries surrounding the arrival of its first inhabitants and lost civilization, who were able to create and move the Moai, stone statues weighing hundreds of tons, without any known help.

Tierra del Fuego

Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire Island), south of the Strait of Magellan, is known worldwide for its glaciers and excellent conditions that offers for the practice of sport fishing in its numerous lakes and rivers, all this amidst beautiful landscapes and virgin nature, almost untouched by human hand.

The main cities are Porvenir in Chile and Rio Grande and Ushuaia in the Argentine part of the island.

Antarctic Tourism

The Antarctic tourism, continent just two hours away by plane from Punta Arenas, where Chile keeps an important presence of cooperation, exploration and research also records a constant growth by means of companies that work towards the white continent through air and sea operations.

Chilean tourism industry   

Santiago de Chile, history and modernity
   Chile's mainland and islands offer stunning private and public national parks and natural monuments, usually included in tourist packages. In addition to the beautiful scenery, Chile is a modern country where you will find attractive commercial centers and advances in many fields. The tourism industry has grown significantly since the mid-1990s and has become one of the main sources of income in many regions of the country.   

Thank you again for your preference, for more information and news about Chile, we invite you to browse our blog.

Raul Silva M.
Chile Travel and News