Seasoned travellers have heard the phrase ‘UNESCO World Heritage Site’ countless times. They know that it usually applies to the most breath-taking areas of natural beauty and the most impressive places of historical interest. But what does this coveted title really mean? And what is there to see in Chile that proudly claims to be in this elite group of the very best tourist spots of the world?
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.
New Year’s Eve is a massive event celebrated in all corners of the word, and the colorful city of Valparaíso, just under two hours away from the capital city of Santiago, Chile, is no exception.
New Year’s Eve in Valparaíso is mostly known for its spectacular firework display, which is one of the most famous New Year’s fireworks display in the world, but also for its party atmosphere. The ‘party city’ does not disappoint at this time of the year with its bustling bars, restaurants, clubs and street parties as well as the pyrotechnical show which lights up the sky over the bay, reflecting in the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Continue reading
Valparaíso, Chile, port city, city of colors, whatever you may know it by, it is your soon-to-be second home in Chile. Here are some unique, Airbnb provided accommodations in this one of a kind town.
First things first – Airbnb.
Airbnb is a trusted and reliable marketplace connecting people all over the world to provide unique travel experiences. With over 3 million listings, you can find a place of your liking in more than 65,000 cities in 191 countries. Bohemian villa, castle in the woods, or tiny hipster room for two – Airbnb has you covered. In this post you will discover some of what Valparaíso has to offer – from quirky styles, to special locations, to all around different – these unique accommodations provided by Airbnb will make you even more excited about your stay in Chile.
Chile. You know, that long skinny country at the bottom of South America? You may not realize it, but that sliver of coastline is full of spectacular landscapes and exciting adventures. Think dazzling blue seas, sprawling cities, rolling deserts, towering mountains, and so much more. Maybe you’re planning a trip way down south, or perhaps Chile is just now catching your eye. Either way, it’s time to get Chile on your radar and experience its awe-inspiring wonders. To give you just a taste of what the country has to offer, here is a list of the Top 5 Destinations in Chile:
Welcome to Chile, one of the best countries in Latin America and the longest country in the world! There are a ton of reasons to visit and live in Chile. Not only is its capital, Santiago a beautiful and lively city, but there are also so many other bucket list destinations that you must visit.
Chile is home to the Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world! It’s also a part of Patagonia where the famous Torres del Paine reside. And you can’t forget about Easter Island (Isla de Pascua) which is the most isolated island in the whole word. It’s famous for its 887 Moais.
Once the most important port cities in South America, Valparaiso is now a popular destination for tourists coming to Chile, as well as locals who just want to go for a visit. Just 90 minutes from Santiago, more and more people are visiting the coastal city of Valparaiso, to explore its many quirks and compelling characteristics.
The city is nestled in cerros (hills) which are scattered within a labyrinth of vibrant, steep streets and alleyways, and an abundance of innovative street art, which can be viewed on a bike tour of the city’s most beautiful murals. Another fantastic way to experience these diverse surroundings is through Valparaiso’s funicular system. Valparaiso has 22 funiculars in total, all unique in their history, with some dating back to the 19th century.