There is no place quite like Chile, literally.
This long and narrow country which snakes down the side of Argentina in South America unifies contrasting climates and terrains, which feel like they should be worlds apart. The snow-capped peaks of the Andes are only a few hours from the Pacific coastline, and the dry desert of Atacama in the north of Chile contrasts massively from the frozen Patagonian fjords in the south.
Its complex topography and impressive length (2,670 miles from top to bottom), make Chile the most incredible place to visit, as it offers an incredible array of different places to explore and adventures to cross off the bucket-list.
Here is a list of the unmissable experiences and most spectacular places to visit in Chile.
The island of Chiloé is a land filled with myths and legends. On top of the unique folklore and culinary traditions, there is an array of incredible wildlife and amazing sights that will blow you away. From the moment you first set foot on this extraordinary island, its unique identity will take you by surprise, and you will never want to leave.
On the island, you’ll be able to discover the colorful wooden churches, spot blue whales, countless birds and penguins, trek through stunning national parks, and much more. Here’s a list of some of the things you can’t miss on this incredible piece of land.
Las Condes- the Manhattan of Santiago and home to Chile’s “economic elite” is an exceptional neighborhood to book your Airbnb stay while visiting Santiago. Though most of the population is dressed in business casual, this is also a great spot for families and traveling couples. Las Condes has the most amount of craft shops, great arcades and cinemas, and if you want to be extra touristy Sky Costanera is the highest observatory in South America. Continue reading
Staying in the Vitacura neighborhood of Santiago, Chile is sure to be a luxurious time well $pent. There is a lot of money in Vitacura as its the shopping center of Santiago. Louis Vuitton, Armani, and Brooks Brothers are all household names. Your Airbnb stay will allow you live a life of luxury even if only temporarily- not to mention a pretty decent exchange rate from USD to Chilean Peso.
Barrio Brasil is nested tightly in the center of Santiago. Once home to the rich and elite, then long forgotten, has since been re-discovered and given a fresh coat of paint. Santiago’s comeback kid has a strong cultural and artistic scene. Watching the neighborhood rebuild itself is part of Barrio Brasil’s charm and choosing your Airbnb stay here makes you a part of that. If you’re a fan of architecture, Barrio Brasil will have you acting like a kid in a candy shop. This neighborhood is part Spanish-style, part Haussmann-style, with the famous Basilica del Salvador a neo-gothic castle built in 1781, aside the suspected traditional Chilean housing. Phew! That’s a lot to see!
Barrio Lastarria is one of the most touristic sectors in Santiago. Characterized by beautiful historical architecture, the street of Lastarria and the neighborhood that encompasses it, are surrounded by bars, restaurants, cultural centers, boutiques, and a variety of activities.