A getaway to the south of Santiago: Pirque and Cajon del Maipo
A getaway to the south of Santiago de Chile; Pirque and Cajon del Maipo will offer you memorable vineyards and restaurants.
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A getaway to the south of Santiago de Chile; Pirque and Cajon del Maipo will offer you memorable vineyards and restaurants.
Since its inauguration in 2016 more than one million visitors have visited the Bahai temple in Chile. In fact, according to official figures, some 50,000 people arrive there monthly, especially on weekends.
In Santiago de Chile the lack of money is no excuse to stop exercising, because the city offers many options to exercise without spending a single peso. The beautiful parks of the Chilean capital are the perfect setting to interact with nature, breathe fresh air and perform those sports activities of our choice.
The date of foundation of Valparaíso de Chile is not known with exactitude, but it is estimated that it was around 1559, when the Spanish conquerors built the church La Matriz. The boom of the port occurred at the beginning of the 19th century:
Santiago, Chile. Thursday, October 24, 2019.- The Undersecretary of Tourism and the National Tourism Board have reported today that
Wanderlust 2019 takes again this green capital area with more than 15 activities related to this discipline, as well as music and a kitchen area. An unmissable panorama. Since 2012, this festival has been dedicated to yoga and meditation. And is that Wanderlust 2019 has become one of the favorites of yogis.
They were, many of them, industrial zones fallen into oblivion or historical districts threatened by the collapse. At the moment they are colorful and effervescent zones, creative epicentres, shelter of independent stores and restaurants that mark tendency. From Botafogo, in Rio de Janeiro, to Vesterbro, in Copenhagen, we go around the world discovering the most hipsters neighborhoods on the planet.
From the moment you enter the vineyard, you start living a unique experience, especially if you are lovers of wines and nature.
Its an honor for us to share some great news with you: Montes has been chosen in the prestigious ranking World’s Best Vineyards Awards 2019, landing at the 6th spot, among more than 1,500 wineries nominated from all recently published on July 8 at Banqueting House, Westminster, London.
Are you ready to plan your next adventure? Take advantage of the low season, good weather and convenient prices. It's time to assemble your backpack, buy a ticket and get to the destination you've always dreamed of:
As spring advances here, on the other side of the world, in the Chilean Andes, the first flakes are already falling in some of its seasons. Skiing in Chile Chile, which in its continental zone in South America is trapped
Thanks to the fact that the Chilean capital is located in the basin of the Maipo River, within the urban perimeter and in the surrounding valleys there are the ideal climatic and soil conditions to cultivate the best knowledge. Maipo, Casablanca and San Antonio are the places chosen by hundreds of winemakers who produce eight varieties of wines.
A long and extensive territory composed of diverse landscapes make Chile one of the most extravagant countries in the world. Its untamed nature and the hospitality of the people who welcome tourists with open arms, make this country an attractive destination to visit at all times of the year. Take note and know the routes to travel through Chile and learn about its culture, heritage and landscapes.
In the region of the Liberator Bernardo O'Higgins is the Colchagua Valley, one of the most prominent agricultural areas of Chile and also an icon of the wine production of the central area.
Pichilemu in the Mapuche language means "Small forest". Beautiful and tranquil spa located in the center of Chile, in recent decades has become famous worldwide for the quality of its waves and beautiful landscapes that go from sea to mountain range, which has earned the title of:
The appointment already has time and place. On July 2 part of the earth will become shade due to the impressive Solar Eclipse in Chile, which nature gives us and that can be seen in a privileged way on this side of the world.
115 kilometers separates Santiago de Chile from the most important Maritime Coast. The Valparaíso Region includes different spas that are very crowded in the summer to enjoy and visit
Asian food has a great offer in the city of Santiago and the quality is increasing. In addition to the classic China food, we will try the best of Vietnamese, Thai and Indian cuisine.
Chile is a country with enormous diversity. From the driest desert on the planet to the largest glacier in the Southern Ice Field in Patagonia, passing through one of the most isolated territories in the world, attractive and colorful
With spring, warmer days and more daylight hours arrive, so the excuses for leaving home are over. Snow and ice melt giving way to the colors and natural landscapes perfect for this season. Here is a selection of 5 places you can't ...
The great scientist of the nineteenth century Louis Pasteur said that wine is the healthiest and most hygienic drink in the world, obtained from the fermentation of grape juice or grape juice. The fermentation process is produced by the metabolic action of the yeasts, which transform the sugars and acids of the fruits of the Vitis vinifera into alcohol. Miraculous, right?
If you are planning a trip to Chile and need information about what to do in Santiago and surroundings, here we will give you the best recommendations: Cultural activities, outdoor terraces, walks to the Andes, visit the Wine Routes are some of the excursions that can be done during the day from the capital.
Tourism in Chile has grown exponentially in the last decade, doubling the numbers of foreigners who visit the country and increasing the trips linked to the leisure of our own countrymen in the national territory.
It's just raising your head a little from the bed and stomping out the window: it's cloudy; Good time to go for a walk. This 21st floor of the Club Ocean apartment building is like a panoptic from which everything is seen: the long beach
The Colchagua Valley is the land of wines and traditions of the Chilean countryside. A beautiful valley that stands
The consumption of Rose wine is a rising worldwide trend that appears to be here to stay. From soft and refreshing to sweet and eloquent pink, the market for rosé wine is increasingly diversifying.
In Temuco, the capital of the Araucanía region, history is lived at every step. Its cultural wealth is observed in many places, among which you could not miss its museums. In them, you can learn more about the remote and recent past of this area, the nature and regional art of the present. If you are looking for a cultural and entertaining panorama, we invite you to visit these museums in Temuco. Ideal to go with the whole family!
In a quarter known for selling beautiful furniture, Amoble brings design up to date with clean-cut rattan chairs, rustic coffee tables and coal-coloured sofas. More hand-luggage-friendly are the blue ceramic birds and wooden ducks.
Three unmissable hills ... Undoubtedly, within the main tourist sites of Valparaíso, there are about 42 hills that embrace the bay, characteristic for their houses of the most varied architectures, where the eccentric, the precarious, the ancient wealth and the influence are mixed. of European immigrants, through buildings that hang from the hills or fit into the rock, communicating between endless stairs and picturesque lifts. They stand out among them:
The Yeso reservoir is located in the heart of the Andes mountain range, at an altitude of 2500 meters. above sea level. It contains 253 million cubic meters of water that is used to supply drinking water to Santiago and is one of the most important tributaries of the Maipo River.
The Torres del Paine National Park (Chile), located in the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctic region, between the Andes mountain range and the Patagonian Steppe, more than 2,500 kilometers south of Santiago, became the Eighth Wonder of the World after receiving more than five million votes in the contest that made a virtual site.
Getting to Santa Rita is a nice walk, it is located in the pre-mountain range of the Maipo River Valley, in the middle of fields and hills typical of the central area of the country. It is the only vineyard near Santiago that has a boutique hotel within its hacienda - Hotel Casa Real -, ideal for a taste, especially if they are lovers of wine and nature.
There is nothing better than a good family outlook, where adults and children enjoy themselves. And it would be even better if you didn't need to travel hundreds of kilometers or leave the city to find them, don't you think? In the capital of Araucanía they are much closer than it seems, so you may want to pay attention to the following guide of panoramas for children in Temuco that are entertaining for the whole family.
With more than 4300 kilometers of coastline, the sea becomes a permanent landscape of Chile. Thousands of kilometers are available to enjoy the calm and tranquility of peaceful beaches, but at the same time, our country has places
We know that the love of travel is a little bug that wakes up at any age, but it is in childhood when traveling the world is synonymous with education, new friends and, of course, many games.
Patagonia, that mystical region located in the southern tip of America, is one of the most desired destinations by hundreds of travelers
Most people know that the capital of Chile is Santiago and could place Chile on a map. When asked to think of Chile, most people probably think of the Andes and the Chilean rodeos. Here are some unexpected and interesting facts about Chile that you probably did not know about.
The Argentine market represents almost 50% of the tourism in Chile, which last year amounted to 3.4 million visitors, and
This restaurant located on Av. Tabancura has won the hearts of the diners for their incredible Uruguayan preparations.
Sleep between the treetops. This is how it feels when you stay at one of the most magical hotels in Chile, the one with the Huilo Huilo nature reserve, in the Los Ríos region. There you can choose between the Nawelpi Lodge
Applauded worldwide, our Chile has the most pristine, clear and clean skies on the planet to observe the Cosmos, which provides the ideal conditions to contribute to science and decipher the mysteries of the universe.
A different experience is that offered by Cava Colchagua: here guests sleep in two-story barrels of more than 50 years, which in the past fermented 45 thousand liters of wine. It is located on the outskirts of Santa Cruz, so the disconnection here is total: tourists relax in their outdoor pool, stroll through their parks, enjoy a massage in their spa or a bath in wooden jars and They watch the sunset with a glass of wine in hand and a rich cheese and charcuterie table, courtesy of the house, on the patio or in front of a pleasant fireplace.
Winter holidays are approaching and also the doubts and questions about what are all the ski centers of Chile and which one should go. In this post you will find the main information of the 5 best known ski centers so you can plan the next snow season in the best way.
As home to Patagonia, a world-famous and iconic tourist attraction, Chile may seem like a well- established travel destination. In fact, that’s far from the case, according to Jenny Mikkelson, a Chile specialist at Travel Beyond, a luxury tour operator in Wayzata, Minn.
Surrounded by volcanoes, including the highest volcano in South America, the mythical Licancabur, geysers that allow us to feel the force of nature expelling waters at high temperatures emerged from the depths of the earth, highland lagoons surrounded by native flora and fauna protected and completely natural hot springs. All this and much more! It makes the desert be awarded with this important popular vote award.
Back in the late 1980s, Aurelio Montes and Douglas Murray, two leading lights in Chile’s wine industry, decided to make real their long hoped-for dream of producing fine wines in Chile.
With one of the most diverse landscapes on the planet, Chile has become an increasingly popular tourist destination in recent years, especially among nature lovers and adventurers.
The country can be traveled from end to end, but you will have to consider some of the things to decide how to travel to Chile.
As home to Patagonia, a world-famous and iconic tourist attraction, Chile may seem like a well- established travel destination. In fact, that’s far from the case, according to Jenny Mikkelson, a Chile specialist at Travel Beyond, a luxury tour operator in Wayzata, Minn. “Traditionally, travelers have to come to Chile to see Patagonia, but they miss the rest of the country,” she said.
In this Fusion Restaurant Vietnam Discovery, located in Santiago de Chile, you will enjoy our delicious authentic dishes of Vietnamese cuisine in the comfort of a pleasant family atmosphere. Located in on of the best area of Santiago de Chile, their Vietnamese food offers a delicious menu, to enjoy the most exquisite Vietnamese food.
Taking advantage of the particular climatic conditions and the fertility of the soil that the wine valleys of the country present, Chile has been favored with a production of quality wines worthy of export.
Already in the coldest time of the year and with the winter holidays in sight, Chile becomes a very attractive destination to take a few days off. The tourist attractions are varied and the range of activities is greatly renewed.
Chile, due to the many urban and rural events on the territory, is an exciting place to explore with your family.
Traveling is a fantastic experience and being able to travel on a budget makes it much more affordable. Budget travel doesn't have to be less enjoyable. There are inexpensive ways to visit the most emblematic places of Chile.
The Metropolitan Region of Santiago offers a vast and diverse touristic service, providing products relevant to visitors, cultural and historical tourism; nature and adventure; wine tourism, and gastronomic activities.
Although it has been a devastating year both nationally and internationally in terms of tourism, vaccination has undoubtedly reaffirmed the hope of these sectors.
Although Christmas traditions vary by region, throughout Chile the religious sense predominates, and there are still families who celebrate these important dates in a very traditional way.
The southern part of Chile is one of five natural regions into which the country is traditionally divided. Starts from Araucania region and ends at approximately at Seno de Reloncaví. This area is one of the most heterogeneous in terms of landscapes and economic activities.
The Ministry of Economy developed a set of sanitary protocols for hotels, restaurants, ports, and airports, for an opening that will be gradual and safe.
The fact that our routine has been modified, having less activity: not going out, being locked up, not doing physical exercise outdoors
Andrea Wolleter, national director of Sernatur, described the training cycle Chile as "an unprecedented project", your best bet, an initiative that seeks to strengthen the marketing chain of these agencies by deepening their knowledge of the national destinations that will be promoted in the first stage of the reactivation.
The gastronomic solidarity action "Save The Taste" to be carried out in Chile during June - and which will last six weeks - will benefit about 50 restaurants that can count on income to pay some of their fixed costs.
More than 16 million dollars will be invested in social programs that will promote domestic and social tourism in our country, to recover one of the sectors most affected by the pandemic. For a week, the International
Just 45 minutes from Santiago, it is a typical weekend destination full of undiscovered corners, unforgettable vineyards and good restaurants. Here we recommend some of the must-sees in this area that maintains its country air.
To tour around Temuco, the capital of the Araucanía Region, is to go through the hustle and bustle of a modern city, the flavors of the Chilean countryside and the traditions of its Mapuche heritage,
Depending on the kind of expedition we plan, we should approach our luggage in a different way. If we are "ordinary" tourists and we plan to just explore the country and relax on the beach we should take first of all
One of the most special experiences that a traveller can live is to contemplate the peace of the animals in their natural habitat, to see how they live and how their day to day is without being disturbed. In this occasion we want to tell you which are the best places to enjoy the penguins.
Perhaps it will be because of its peculiar orography, being a country so long that it runs practically from the northern tropical area to the southern southern cold,
On the street Suecia of Providencia in Santiago de Chile, the first building in Latin America will be built, which will have an air purification system that will allow decontamination.
The Parisian branch of Christie's held this morning the Art auction of Africa, Oceania and North America, where there was a 44 cm kavakava moka, originating from Rapa Nui. The piece, which had an estimated starting price between 787 thousand and one million dollars, was sold for US $ 958 thousand.
Drive along the scenic roads of the Torres del Paine National Park. Make several photos stops at the main viewpoints allowing you to appreciate the imposing beauty and unique landscape. Enjoy a 1-hour hike through an ancient Lenga forest at Grey Lake.
Sail through the Strait of Magellan to Magdalena and Marta Islands and observe abundant marine life. Marvel at the Magellanic penguins on Magdalena Island, and watch the Patagonian sea lions and other species of marine life on Marta Island.
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