Things To Do in Chile
Chile’s history and awesome natural scenery offer a dazzling array of attractions to explore. A rich local culture and innumerable outdoor activities offer you an unforgettable time.
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Located 93 kilometers to the East of the City of Los Angeles, in the pre-Andes, this national park was created in 1958 and occupies a surface of almost 12 thousand protected hectares. Laguna del Laja National Park is made up mainly of El Laja Volcano and by the lagoon bearing the same name.
During the years of the salt epic, living on Baquedano Street meant being part of the local aristocracy. Today, the street has been covered with cobblestones -just like in the days of yore- in order to slow down the rhythm of modern times and travel back in time.
If the adventure runs through your veins, you are in the right place. This corner of Patagonia challenges you to climb its impressive hills, such as Mackay or Cerro Castillo. The trekking becomes a mandatory excursion and fly fishing gives you a relaxing space in the middle of impressive rivers.
If you plan on discovering Playa de Constitución and all that it has to offer, plan ahead because there are many attractions to visit. A perfect example is Playa de Constitución, a point of interest of Playa de Constitución that you have to add to your travel agenda.
One beach area that you don't want to miss in the south of Chile is the protected area of Mapu Lahual. Located just 60km from the regional city of Osorno lies Mansa Bay and a number of smaller bays and coves with beautiful blue waters and white sand. The most isolated - but possibly most beautiful - of these is Caleta Condor, a bone-white sandy beach that lies in the indigenous Huilliche Reserve, surrounded by forests.
Founded as a fortress at Cape Horn in 1767, Ancud is today one of the most visited attractions by tourists from all over the world for being the best located city in Chiloé. It is the political and military capital, and has a beautiful urban infrastructure planning that combines the typical architecture of the area with the modernity of recent constructions.
The Petrohué River drains Lake Todos los Santos in Vicente Perez Rosales National Park. It is the largest park in the Chilean Lake District and adjoins Nahuel Huapi National Park in Argentina to form one of the biggest contiguous tracts of protected trans-Andean wilderness in South America. Established in 1926, it is the second oldest national park in Chile.
Commissioned to build Laird Brothers, Birkenhead, Poplar on Thames, in England, in 1864, according to the design of Captain Cowper Coles of the Royal Navy, under the "Ericsson" model. His construction contract was signed on August 12, 1864, between Ship Captain José María Salcedo, representing the government of Peru, and the Laird Brothers shipyards.
Cochrane is a Chilean town in the Patagonia Aisén Region. The 2002 census gives its population as 2,867. It had no access by road access to the rest of Chile until 1988 when the Carretera Austral was opened. Cochrane is still the southernmost town along the Austral highway, with only a few villages south of it. We did not pass through Cochrane, but passed close to it, as our route from Argentina dropped us down onto the Carretera Austral just north of the town.
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