Torres del Paine National Park

Chile Once Again Named South America's Leading Adventure Tourism Destination

Huilo Huilo area, South of Chile.
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September 2022.- For nature tourism and extreme sports lovers, Chile offers a variety of options from north to south. For the eighth consecutive year, Chile was crowned the Best Adventure Tourism Destination in South America at the World Travel Awards, an organization recognized worldwide as a seal of quality for tourism-related institutions. It is also the second time that Chile has won the award for the Best Destination in South America, leaving behind emblematic countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, among others.
In the 29th version of the WTA, our country also obtained for the fifth time the title of Best Romantic Destination for the Atacama Desert, a territory with stunning moonscapes, known for being the driest in the world that extends through the regions of Arica and Parinacota, Tarapaca, Antofagasta, Atacama and Coquimbo.

The World Travel Awards recognize the best tourist attractions, hotels, destinations, airlines and institutions in the travel and tourism industry around the world. The regional competitions are held first, to later continue with the world-wide contest, in which Chile will also participate.

More than 100 parks and natural reserves, a coastline of more than 4,000 kms and the driest desert in the world, just to mention some of its natural attractions, consolidate Chile as an unquestionable destination to live adventure without limits thanks to its different natural landscapes from north to south. The wealth of tourist resources has turned the activity into one of the main drivers of the national economy.

View of the Atacama Desert in Chile.
Atacama Desert 
 The Undersecretary of Tourism, VerĂ³nica Kunze, expressed her satisfaction for the titles obtained by the country, mentioning that these recognitions "confirm that
Chile has enormous tourism potential".  For her part, the deputy national director of the National Tourism Service (Sernatur), Beatriz Roman, said that "these achievements reflect the powerful work we have done in promoting our tourist sites. In this sense, our best promotional card is to bring out the great diversity of the national territory, which stands out for its vast natural spaces where you can live unique experiences."

These recognitions confirm that the Chilean tourism industry continues to be at the forefront of South America. In the last ceremony of the contest known as the "Oscars of tourism", the country confirmed that it continues with its positive streak and by the end of the year it will again go for awards, but now at a global level.