Piedra del Águila is definitely a must-see if you’re traveling around Angol, Concepción or anywhere nearby. It’s the best viewpoint from the whole mountain range and one of the best in Chile.
The Piedra del Águila is located in the Nahuelbuta National Park, a stunning location especially known for its unique Araucarian trees, which are extremely tall and resemble stools popping out over the dense forest below.
These unique trees are native to central and southern Chile and western Argentina. They are considered to be a Chilean national tree and the Nahuelbuta National Park is a great place to see them while also taking in the views of the west and east.
The Piedra del Águila, a large rock that looks out over the great forest and the National Park, offers extraordinary views towards the Pacific Ocean and Mocha Island on one side, and to the volcanoes and towering mountains of the Andes on the other side.
The trek up to the rock alone is an awesome adventure, the Araucaria trees will tower over you as you walk through the dense forest.
From the park entrance, it takes roughly 1 hour to get to the rock, along a 6km track. It’s a suitable walk for people of all ages to come and enjoy so take your family, your friends or even your colleagues to come on the adventure with you!
Spring is the perfect time of the year to start your outdoor activities and get active again after the cold winter and it really is a phenomenal place that you must visit, whether you’re a local or a tourist!
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Quinta Normal Park is located in Barrio Yungay, Santiago. This nearly 40 hectares´ park is a beautiful place where you will be able to explore a rich variety of flora and culture.
In Quinta Normal, you will find a lake where you can sail in small boats. While walking around, you will also find some restaurants, playground, fountains and even areas specially established for watergames. Moreover, there is a train that travels throughout the park allowing you to discover all its secrets.
La Serena was founded in northern Chile in 1544 in the Coquimbo Region, and is the second oldest city in the country after the capital, Santiago.
A little bit of history
Pedro de Valdivia was first ordered to found La Serena during the Spanish occupation. This strategic location was needed in order to keep constant contact between Lima (Peru) and Santiago. During this time, La Serena provided the conquistador with a place to rest and eat mid-journey.
What’s there to do in Santiago? That seems to be a question I hear often. Everyone talks about traveling to Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, or Arica, and although those are interesting places to visit, Santiago also has great places to explore, especially if you want to get in touch with nature and take a break from city life.
If you’re gutted about missing the skiing season, do not fear; sand boarding in Huacachina is the answer. In fact, with so much sand in Southern Peru, you’d be foolish not to try it, whether craving the rush from speeding down a slope at 60mph (rumoured to be the fastest downhill speed possible on a sand board), or simply looking for a unique day out with friends and family. On top of the thrill of sand boarding, you can marvel at the views from atop the world’s tallest sand dune – known locally as the ‘Everest of the Desert’ – as well as dipping your toes in the oasis, said to be inhabited by a Peruvian mermaid (we’re not promising anything).
San Carlos de Bariloche, a small city with a very European style to it in the midst of the impressively green National Park Nahuel Huapi and by the shoreline with the same name has become one of Argentina’s top tourist destinations. Combining the incredible views of stunning nature with a town full of character, it attracts thousands of tourists every year who come to enjoy both summer and winter activities in the Lake Districts.