Farther-Flung Destinations in Chile
Collected by Liz Caskey, AFAR Local Expert
North and south, this dynamic country offers remote sun-drenched beaches, marble caves, glaciers, and pristine wilderness.
Navidad, O'Higgins Region, Chile
During my stay at the new Hotel Surazo, I fell asleep to the sound of the Pacific surf pounding the sand. Located in Matanzas, a village on the sparsely populated, mountainous central Chilean coast, this low-slung, modern surf lodge is about 50...
Aysén Region, Chile
A three-day journey that included a catamaran trip to the glaciers where we heard and saw the glacier calve, gave us the opportunity to drink our beverage of choice with ice thousands of years old. The first leg of the journey was to the Puyuhuapi...
Paihuano, Región de Coquimbo, Chile
Tucked neatly across the plaza in Pisco Elqui, Mistral Distillery is a charming walk into the past to learn about the Spanish monks who adapted their wine-making process to the arid landscape. The result was pisco, a unique and adaptable drink.
Av. Caupolicán, Puerto Aysen, Aysén, Región de Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, Chile
Board the super adventurer yacht, the Atmosphere, belonging to Nomads of the Seas, and cruise 400 nautical miles south from Puerto Montt towards the Taitao Peninsula into the maze of Chilean channels and fjords making up the northern part of...
Panguipulli, Los Ríos Region, Chile
Part of the Huilo Huilo Biosphere Reserve (declared a site by UNESCO in 2007), this quirky hotel is located within the pristine reserve, a temperate rain forest, with a staggering amount of biodiversity, waterfalls, flora, and fauna. Within the...
Coyhaique, Aysén Region, Chile
La Tirana, Pozo Almonte, Tarapacá Region, Chile
Every year, July 12-16, the quiet northern village of La Tirana, in the arid Tarapaca region of Chile, honors the Virgen del Carmen with one of the largest religious festivals in the country. La Virgen del Carmen is the patron saint of Chile and...
Pichilemu, O'Higgins Region, Chile
On the coast of Colchagua, heading west from Santa Cruz in wine country (and 3 hours south of Santiago), is the surfer town of Pichilemu. Built around a wide, sandy bay at the feet of a steep bluff, the real attraction is Punta de Lobos 3...
Bahía Inglesa, Caldera, Región de Atacama, Chile
North of the mining city of Copiapo, part of the desert north, the Pacific ocean turns turquoise with huge rock formations dotting white, powdery beaches. While isolated (nearly 900 kilometers from Santiago), many Chileans believe this area of the...
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