Humboldt Penguin National Reserve
It is formed by three islands at the border of both regions; Chañaral Island, Choros Island and Damas Island. Just as its name says, this reserve is known for the presence of a colony of Humboldt penguin, that can be easily observed by booking a tour. Beside the penguins, it’s possible to watch sea lions, dolphins and several birds. It has been reported that during the summer it is possible to watch sperm and blue whales.
Surf paradise at the end of the world. Your board and rubber suit will be the best company to enjoy its epic waves of almost 9 meters high and adrenaline water pipes that are a delight for athletes from around the world.
Caleta Portales Beach
It is the northernmost of the beaches of Valparaíso and also the most extensive, with its three hundred meters wide. It is located in the vicinity of the homonymous cove, and is well known for its numerous restaurants specializing in fish and seafood of excellent quality.
Salto del Laja
It is one of the undisputed tourist icons of southern Chile and you have surely seen it in brochures and guides that graph it in all its splendor, but nothing compares to feeling the noise of the water falling with strength or observing very closely how thousands and thousands liters fall from 35 meters high. Los Saltos del Laja are, without a doubt, a spectacle of our nature that you should know.
Located 37 kilometers from Concepción and 9 kilometers from Tomé, the town of Dichato develops in front of a closed bay, in the form of a crescent, with white sands and cold and calm waters, which are very favorable for the practice of water sports and walks in boat. Dichato beach has an area of 2,400 meters and is very busy during the summer.
Rio Clarillo National Reserve
Located no more than 50 kilometers from downtown Santiago, the Rio Clarillo National Reserve is considered one of the only forest within the Metropolitan Region. The reserve also plays a fundamental role in the protection and conservation of birds such as the patagonian sierra finch, thorn-tailed rayadito and the white-crested elaenia. Among its 13,000 hectares it’s possible to find three differents trekking trails: Quebrada Jorquera, Aliwén Mahuida and Arboretum
Cordillera de la Sal (Salt Mountains) was formed million of years ago. It was an old lake, which bottom went raising by the same movements of the terrestrial coast which gave origin to the Andes Mountains. Moulded through time by rain, wind and the Sun of the Atacama Desert, its final form that we know nowadays counts with a great variety of natural sculptures, different types of stratifications and varied colorations by the mineral diversity of the place.
San Cristobal Hill
Cerro San Cristóbal is located within the Metropolitan Park of Santiago (the largest urban park in Chile) and is worth a visit to access a panoramic view of the city and the Andes, 700 meters high.