Chile

About Chile

Situated in the South Pacific Ocean, this narrow strip of land just 109 miles wide clings onto the South American landmass. Its length is 2,700 miles and runs south from Arica in the north down to the fragmented coast at Punta Arenas. Chile is characterised by its low, coastal mountains, a fertile central valley and the mighty Andes marching along its eastern border with Argentina.

It is a country of many climatic variations with the driest desert in the world, Atacama, in the north, passing through a Mediterranean climate and on to a temperate climate in the south.

In the Valle Central, is Santiago, the capital, a thoroughly modern, cosmopolitan city offering all the delights of chic shopping arcades, impressive, modern, towering architecture and culture in the form of theatres, galleries and museums. 

From here you can visit the oldest and most widely cultivated Maipo Valley which is known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot and Carmenère grapes are also very widely used in the Valle Central. Colchagua Valley is the location of the Casa Lapostolle vineyard (which produces a fine Merlot), one of the most famous of the thirty-odd wineries in this locale.

Out to sea in the west, are the world-famous moai (stone statues) on Isla de Pascua (Easter Island) which are well worth a visit. Some of the stones have been re-erected and present a truly awesome sight silhouetted against the skyline as they stare into infinity.

Finally, Patagonia in the far south, a land of valleys, fjords and glaciers with the wild Cape Horn at its southern most point, evoking images of tempestuous seas, towering cliffs, crashing surf and the odd iceberg thrown in for good measure. Definitely a place for the adventurous and a world away from the sophisticated cities of this naturally beautiful country.

Hotels
1.

The Singular Santiago

Santiago & Winelands, Chile
Built to blend seamlessly into the neighbourhood of Lastarria, The Singular...
The Singular Santiago
2.

W Santiago

Santiago & Winelands, Chile
Against a panoramic backdrop of the snow-capped Andes, W Santiago reinvents style and sophistication...
W Santiago
3.

Palacio Astoreca

Valparaiso, Chile
Originally built in 1926 as the home of a European mine owner, the Palacio Astoreca is a chic...
Palacio Astoreca
4.

Alto Atacama

Atacama, Chile
The luxurious Alto Atacama is blessed with a most spectacular and private location, tucked...
Alto Atacama
5.

Awasi Atacama

Atacama, Chile
In the immensity of the Atacama Desert in the north of Chile, the driest, most desolate and arid in...
Awasi Atacama
6.

explora Atacama

Atacama, Chile
explora offers journeys and amazing Atacama travel, not just a place to stay. The lodges form part...
explora Atacama
7.

Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa

Atacama, Chile
Treat yourself to eco-tourism in Chile, a Chilean vacation in one of the world's unique...
Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa
8.

explora Rapa Nui

Easter Island, Chile
Located 3,700 kilometres (2,237 miles) from the American continent, surrounded by the world’s...
explora Rapa Nui
9.

explora Patagonia

Patagonia, Chile
Patagonia is the southernmost region of the American continent and one of the least populated areas...
explora Patagonia
10.

Patagonia Camp

Patagonia, Chile
Patagonia Camp is the first luxury camp in South America. It is an original and distinctive concept...
Patagonia Camp
11.

Indigo Patagonia Hotel & Spa

Patagonia, Chile
Welcome to Indigo, an artful mix of the modern and the traditional all handcrafted amidst some of...
Indigo Patagonia Hotel & Spa
12.

Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa

Patagonia, Chile
Discovering Patagonia means diving into an area close to the end of the world, to discover a...
Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa
13.

The Singular Patagonia

Patagonia, Chile
After a long period of neglect the Bories Cold Sorage Plant, built in 1915, has been given a new...
The Singular Patagonia
14.

Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa

Patagonia, Chile
Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa is a casual but luxurious design hotel with 40 guest rooms. The...
Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa
15.

Awasi Patagonia

Patagonia, Chile
At the end of the 19th century, a British explorer called Florence Dixie arrived in Patagonia,...
Awasi Patagonia
16.

Tierra Chiloé

Patagonia, Chile
Tierra Chiloé, which was previously known as Refugia, is located amid the blue...
Tierra Chiloé
17.

Viña Vik

Millahue, Chile
Viña Vik is an art filled 22-suite avant-garde retreat and wine spa located in Millahue,...
Viña Vik
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