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The Rough Guide to Chile - 1848361750Regions in Chile [ regiones ]: Aisen del General Carlos Ibanez del Campo, Antofagasta, Araucania, Atacama, Bio-Bio, Coquimbo, Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins, Los Lagos, Magallanes y de la Antartica Chilena, Maule, Region Metropolitana, Tarapaca, Valparaiso

Republic of Chile  -  Republica de Chile, located on the southwestern coast of South America, a long and narrow strip of land between the Andes mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

Capital City Chile: Santiago City

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National Parks in Chile

  Puyehue National Park   -   Parque Nacional Puyehue
Located in the Andes, in Los Ríos and Los Lagos Region of Chile. The park is dominated by Puyehue volcano, Cordón Caulle and Antillanca Group. The rivers Gol-Gol and Chanleufú flow through the park, whereas the major lakes within it are Gris and Constancia. The park features numerous waterfalls. Among them is 'Salto del Indio.
  Rapa Nui National Park   -   Easter Island
Protects most of the island's archaeological sites, and the native todomiro forests that once graced the island are being replanted. Opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding abound on the island, while a rich marine ecosystem of corals and colorful tropical fish makes Easter Island a prime destination for scuba diving and snorkeling.
Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park.
  Radal Siete Tazas National Reserve is a nature reserve straddling the border between the provinces of Curicó and Talca, Maule Region. Situated in a pre-Andean area close to Descabezado Grande volcano. See  

  Conaf [ Corporación Nacional Forestal ]
The main task of the Chile National Forest Corporation is to manage Chile's forest policy and to promote sector development.

  List of national parks of Chile

  Gochile  -  national parks
National Parks, National Reserves, Natural Monuments, About Conaf, Tours in National Parks, Recommendations, Books, Pictures gallery

Travel Agencies / Tour Operators / Chili Specialists

  G Adventures
*   Active Easter Island
Highlights: Pondering the mysteries and intrigue of the giant moai statues while biking, hiking and camping on Rapa Nui Island.
Active Easter Island
But also Patagonia Experience & Antarctica Classic [ trekking through patagonia's Glacier national Park and Tores del Paine ], The Atacama Crossing [ Discovering Bolivia's colonial cities and incredible culture, conquering the salt flats of Uyuni, crossing high mountain wilderness by 4x4 ], ande much more..   

Kuoni   -   South American Panorama   -   Classic Escorted Tour
Experience the spectacular scenery, history and treasures.


  Arica Surf House Hostel 
Located in the center of town and run by it's owners. A special place for surfers where you can share your experiences and enjoy a nice atmosphere with young people.
  Hello Chile   -   Spanish learning and tutoring
  Termas de Chillán
Termas de Chillan is a spa and ski resort located 82 km east of the Chilean city of Chillán. It has three hotels.
 The ski resort is located 1,650 meters above sea level with 28 runs, 11 lifts, 35 km prepared and 10,000 ha for skiing. This ski resort has the longest run in South America, called 'Las Tres Marias', with a total of 13 Km. Besides the spa it has nine pools of sulfur and iron available all year. The beautiful natural attractions can be visited in both winter and summer.
The hot springs of Chillan have hot water, with temperatures averaging 60 ° C and recommended to relieve arthritis, skin diseases and respiratory diseases. Since ancient times the Indians knew the healing powers of these springs, and in 1954 the Ministry of Health of Chile declared healing springs.
The waters of these springs are sulfaltadas and contain iron, sulfur, manganese, magnesium and potassium, among other minerals. In addition they are of medium mineralization.
Wine Tasting in Chile is taking off as a tourist attraction. Most of the wineries are clustered around Santiago in the Maipo Valley, although there are also many wineries in the Rapel, Curico and Maule Valleys that will open their doors to thirsty tourists. Top historic and pretty wineries to visit include Concha y Toro and Cousino Macul.

  Andean Trails 
Andean Trails is a specialist tour operator offering challenging small-group trekking, mountain biking and jungle expeditions in the South American Andes and Amazon.
  Austral Tours   -   Latin America specialists
  Guerba World Travel Limited   -   Adventure Holidays & Discovery Tours
Find the best selection of culture, adventure activity, safari, overlanding and trekking holidays.
  JLA - Journey Latin America
Active Adventures, Tailor-Made - Bespoke Holidays for Individuals, Escorted Group Trips [journeys and tours].
  Last Frontiers   -   a small, specialist Tour Operator for Latin America
  Latin Odyssey   -   Latin America Specialist
Latin Odyssey specialises in personalised itineraries, creating private tours based on your interests and budget, with an emphasis on service.
  Skiing America   -   Portillo and  Valle Nevado
Summer skiing no longer has to mean limited skiing on slushy Alpine glaciers - you can relieve your withdrawal symptons with a break in Chile, in the soft powder of the Andes during their June to October season. Enjoy the incredible high mountain scenery and if you would like a longer stay, add on the attractions of Santiago.
  Preston Reid   -   Tailor Made Travel to Chili
  South American Experience   -   one of the leading specialists for Latin America.
All their tailor-made itineraries which involve flights and ground arrangements are ATOL protected.
  Whitney & Smith   -   Legendary Expeditions   -   The Heart of Patagonia
Trekking Southern Argentina and Chile wilderness adventure in the Heart of Patagonia.

Travel Guides Chile / Related books

Chile and Easter Island (Lonely Planet Country Guide) - 174104779X Travel Guides Chile  [ ]

  Chile and Easter Island (Lonely Planet Country Guide) - 174104779X
Kevin Raub and Carolyn McCarthy 
This title features expanded coverage of Patagonia, including new adventure options in Puerto Natales and more information on Chile's crown jewel, Torres del Paine National Park.Strong cultural coverage gets under the skin of this skinny country including a special feature on wine from a noted Chilean vintner.More DIY coverage lets readers find their own new and exciting adventures.It includes GreenDex mini-index that quickly identifies the properties, tour operators and activity outfitters that operate according to sustainable principles.
Paperback: 528 pages; Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 8th Revised edition edition (1 Feb 2009); ISBN-10: 174104779X; ISBN-13: 978-1741047790.

  The Rough Guide to Chile   -   Melissa Graham  - 1848361750
The Rough Guide to Chile is the essential travel guide with clear maps and detailed coverage all the top attractions and scenic journeys along the length of this country. Discover all corners of Chile, from the vast Atacama Desert and magnificent, snow-capped Volcán Osorno to the granite spires of the Torres del Paine massif in Southern Patagonia and the mysterious moai statues on Easter Island. Full-colour features explore adventure sports in Chile and the wildlife of Chile, while a practical Spanish language tips will get you started on learning Chilean Spanish. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Chile while relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels in Chile, restaurants and bars in Chile, plus all the insider shopping and entertainment tips to make the most of the spectacular Chilean festivals . You'll find expert tips on exploring Chile's varied landscapes and outdoor activities, including trekking towering volcanoes, white-water rafting, and skiing and snowboarding snowy slopes; with an authoritative background on Chile's history and culture. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Chile.
Paperback: 592 pages; Publisher: Rough Guides; 4 edition (3 Aug 2009); ISBN-10: 1848361750; ISBN-13: 978-1848361751.

Transportation / How do I travel to Chile

  Santiago Airport   -   Santiago Arturo Meriono Benitez International
Also kown as Santiago Pudahuel Airport. Santiago Airport is ca. 17 km [ 10.6 miles ] driving from Santiago's city centre. See Aeropuerto de Santiago.

  Iquique Airport   -   Diego Aracena International Airport [ IATA: IQQ, ICAO: SCDA ]
Located 48 km south of the city Iquique, capital city of the Tarapacá Region in Chile.

  La Serena Airport   -   La Florida Airport [ IATA: LSC, ICAO: SCSE ]

El Tepual Airport   -   a few miles west of Puerto Montt
Cañal Bajo Carlos Hott Siebert Airport   -   a few miles east of Osorno.


   -   Flights to Chile / Flights to Santiago
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LAN Airlines UK   -   Flight tickets Chile
Serves all the main cities within Chile with a several times daily service. They also provide regular flights to other South American cities such as Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Córdoba, Lima, Montevideo, Río de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Quito, Guayaquil, Bogotá and Caracas.

  Plataforma 10   -   bus tickets and boat tickets
Platform 10 distributes services of more than 70 important businesses of transportation at more than 1600 destinies in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

  Online Maps of Chile [ Uni Texas - Perry-Castañeda Library - Map Collection ]


Chile shares borders with Argentina to the east, Bolivia to the northeast and Peru to the north.

  Visit Chile  -  Tourism and travel information, tour operators in Chile
Hotels & Lodges, Touristic Services, Getting Arouns, Seasons & Weather, Gastronomy, How to get there

  Tourist Board Chile   -   Servicio National de Turisme de Chile 

  Santiago   -   Capital City of Chile and colonial center
Cultural and economic center of the nation. Santiago occupies a spectacular intermontane basin at the foot of the highest peaks in the Andes. It features excellent restaurants and hotels, cultural events and shopping. Nearby ski areas, national parks, colonial haciendas and wineries all make it easy fir day trips from Santiago.
  Greater Santiago

  Antofagasta [ Antofagasta Province ]   -   port city in northern Chile
The city is the centre of a major mining area in Chile [ copper mining and nonmetallic minerals such as nitrate and iodine ]. Antofagasta is known in Chile as 'The Pearl of the North' for its historical and economic importance. The city is inserted into the Atacama Desert, which is the world's driest desert. See Municipality of Antofagasta.
  Arica   -   port city in northern Chile's Arica and Parinacota Region
Located 18 km / 11 mi south of the border with Peru. It's the capital of both the Arica Province and the Arica and Parinacota Region. Arica is known as the 'city of the eternal spring' and originally a part of Peru but lost after the Treaty of Ancon as part of the results of the War of the Pacific.
Arica has a turbulent history. From 1545 Arica was the port for exporting the silver of Potosí [ Bolivia ] and because of that a crucial port for the Spanish Empire. Dring time the port was looted by such famous pirates, buccaneers, and privateers as Francis Drake, Thomas Cavendish, Richard Hawkins, Joris van Spilbergen, John Watling, Simon de Cordes, Leandro de Valencia, Bartholomew Sharp, William Dampier, and John Clipperton.
On August 13, 1868 an devastating eartquake struck near the city with an estimated magnitude of 8.0 to 9.0, killing many people and produced a tsunami recorded in Hawaii, Japan and New Zealand.
Nearby is Chungará Lake [ ca. 4517 meters ]. It is located within the Lauca National Park. Surf Arica is a world -famous spot for surfing. The wave known as "El Gringo" hosts surfing and bodyboarding world championships every year.
  Chillán  -   city in the Biobío Region and capital of Ñuble Province
The nearby mountains are a popular skiing destination. See Municipality of Chillan, Termas de Chillán [ the best Spa of South Americas Mountain, Skiing, snowboarding, Dog-sledging, Snow mobiles, Nordic ski, Night skiing ].
  Conception / Greater Concepción
The capital of the Eighth Region (Región del Bio Bio) and second largest city of Chile. It is situated about 500 km to the south of Chile´s capital and can easily be reached by car, bus, plane, train, and a new highway. Concepción has about 220.000 inhabitants and is a major center for distribution and services.
The best cafés are at the city center, around the Plaza de la Independencia. A must to visit is the Peninsula of Hualpén with the Desembocadura where the Bio Bio, Chile´s broadest river, meets the Pacific Ocean. Within the park, which is called Pedro del Río Zañartu, a museum can be visited in which you find species from all over the world.
Only twenty minutes away from the city center is the Reserva Nonguén, a Natural Preserve where the Pudú (dwarf deer), the Rana de Darwin and several other endemic species can be found in the middle of the native forest.
The city was founded by Pedro de Valdivia in 1550 north of the Bío-Bío River. Earthquakes and tsunamis, which razed the town in 1570, 1657, 1687, 1730 and 1751, led the authorities to move the town to its current site in the Valle de la Mocha. A recent earthquake [ February 27, 2010 with an 8.8 magnitude ] displaced the city roughly 3 meters (10 feet) to the west [ GPS-data ].
Greater Concepción / Gran Concepción includes Talcahuano, San Pedro de la Paz, Hualpén, Chiguayante, Penco, Tomé, Lota, Coronel, Hualqui and Concepción. See Municipalidad Concepcion.e
  Coquimbo    -   port city, commune and capital of the Elqui Province
Coquimbo lies in a valley 10 km (6 mi) south of La Serena, with which it forms Greater La Serena with more than 400,000 inhabitants. It is an access point for popular beach towns to the south, such as Guanaqueros and Tongoy. See Municipality of Coquimbo
  La Serena   -   capital of both the Elqui Province and the Coquimbo Region
It's Chile's second oldest city [ Founded in 1544 ] after the national capital, Santiago. La Serena, with a cool desert climate, is an important tourist destination, especially during the summer. Then the population almost doubles, mainly for the beaches [ not suitable for swimming ], recreational activities, musical festivals, concerts, and Fashion Week. La Serena has a sizable Palestinian community.
The city suffered continuous attacks from pirates during the 17th century. July 8, 1730 La Serena experienced an almost total destruction resulting from an earthquake. See Turismo - Municipio La Serena and Turismo La Serena.
  Iquique   -   port city and commune in northern Chile
Located at the north of the country [1.820 km from Santiago ] on the Pacific coast, west of the Atacama Desert and the Pampa del Tamarugal, Iquique is the capital of both the Iquique Province and Tarapacá Region.
With a beautiful and extensive pedestrian coastline, miles of warm beaches with sunshine all year-round, Iquique attracts a lot of tourists. The most recognized beaches are Cavancha (most popular), Lobito, Primeras Piedras, Brava, los Verdes and Aguila.
Iquique has one of the largest duty-free commercial port centers (or Zona Franca) of South America and has been traditionally called Zofri area with warehouses, banking branches, and restaurants.
Copper mining, mainly in Quebrada Blanca, Cerro Colorado, and Doña Inés de Collahuasí, is also an important industry in Iquique.
The city was the scene of the battles that faced Peru and Bolivia against Chile for the Pacific War which exploded in 1879. See Zona Franca de Iquique and - beaches/iquique.
  Pichilemu   -   Chile's prime surf spot
Pichilemu has many expansive dark sand beaches. Several surf championships take place in the city each year at Punta de Lobos, one of the best surfing in South America year-round. Activities include bodyboarding, surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing.
  Punta Arenas   -   Chile's southernmost city
See Municipality of Punto Arenas.
  Rancagua conurbation  -   city and community in central Chile
Rancagua is the capital of the Cachapoal Province and of the O'Higgins Region. The main economic activities range from mining activity, tourism, agriculture [ e.g. wine ], wood industry, to food production. The city is also known for the largest underground copper mine in the World [ El Teniente, owned by Codelco ], located ca. 40 km of the city in the Andes mountain range. See Municipality of Rancagua - City of Heroes.
  San Antonio   -   Major Chilean port 
San Antonio is the busiest port on the west coast of South America and a hub for fishing [ spanning the Chilean coast from Rocas de Santo Domingo to Cartagena ].
The seaport is situated on hills and coastal dunes, north of the mouth of the Maipo River and crossed in two sections by estuaries, of Arévalo to the north and of El Sauce in the section of Llolleo. See Municipality of San Antonio .
  Talca   -   capital of both Talca Province and Maule Region
Talca played a role in Chile's independence. It was the site Bernardo O'Higgins' proclamation of Chilean independence in 1818. Also home of Mgr. José Ignacio Cienfuegos.
The city is an important economic center, with agricultural (wheat) and manufacturing activities, as well as wine production. See Municipality of Talca
  Temuco   -   capital of the Cautín Province and Araucanía Region in southern Chile
Temuco is located in the center-south of Chile, equidistant between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, 670 km south of Santiago. 
Nobel Poets Gabriela Mistral and Pablo Neruda (Neftali Reyes) both lived in Temuco.
  Valparaiso   -   one of the Chili's most important seaports
In the second half of the 19th century Valparaiso served as a major stopover for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans by crossing the Straits of Magellan.
During its golden age, when the city was known by international sailors as "Little San Francisco" and "The Jewel of the Pacific", Valparaíso was a magnet for European immigrants.
The opening of the Panama Canal and reduction in ship traffic dealt a staggering blow to Valparaíso, though the city has staged an impressive renaissance in recent years.
Examples of the former glory include Latin America's oldest stock exchange, the continent's first volunteer fire department, Chile's first public library, and the oldest Spanish language newspaper in continuous publication in the world.
The city is also an interesting place to visit if you are a fan of Pablo Neruda's poetry, as you can visit one of his houses in this colonial port town.
Greater Valparaíso metropolitan area. Includes Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Quilpué and Villa Alemana. It has the third largest concentration of population in the country. See Municipality de Valparaiso and Things to do in Valparaiso

  Aisen Region   -   The capital of the region is Coihaique
The shape of the landscape is marked by several glaciations that formed a lot of lakes, channels and fjords. The region still has icefields including the Northern Patagonian Ice Field and the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, the world's largest after those in Antarctica and Greenland. Laguna San Rafael National Park, reachable only by boat or plane, is one of its most popular tourist destinations.
Municipalities in Aisén : Aysén, Chile Chico, Cisnes, Cochrane, Coihaique, Guaitecas, Lago Verde, O'Higgins, Río Ibáñez, Torte. See
The Antofagasta Region is the heart of the mining industry, Chile's main source of export revenue. It represents 53% of Chile's mining output, led by copper and followed by potassium nitrate, gold, iodine, and lithium. The capital of the region is the port city of Antofagasta, another important city is Calama. See Gobierno Regional de Antofagasta.
  Altacama desert & Altiplano
Speckled with lakes, marshes, salt flats, and geysers, crowned by 20,000 foot volcanoes, the Altiplano is Chile's link with the great civilizations of the Central Andes. Today, a traditional society of Aymara Indians wanders the Altiplano with their domesticated llamas and alpacas, congregating periodically for festivals in eerily whitewashed 'ceremonial villages'. A system of spectacular national parks -- including Lauca National Park, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve -- protects vast expanses of this singular landscape.
Dest. : Arica, Putre, Iquique, Pica, San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta
The Antarctic Peninsula, which stretches north like a finger towards Cape Horn, is the northernmost and consequently warmest portion of the continent. Nine countries have research stations on the Antarctic Peninsula and its outlying islands.
  Astronomic North and Beaches
Dest.: Bahía Inlgesa, , Elqui Valley, Pisco Elqui, La Serena, Coquimbo
Lakes, Volcanoes, Pucón, Termas de Chillán, Temuco, Pucón, Villarrica. A large part of this natural wealth is protected in various National Parks (Nahuelbuta, Tolhuaca. Conguillío, Villarrica, and Huerquehue), or National Reserves (Malalcahuello, Las Nalcas, and Alto Biobío). The capital of the region is Temuco. Other important cities include Angol and Villarrica. The main tourist centres are the Villarrica Lake and Pucón. See Gobierno Regional de la Araucanía
The capital of the Region is Concepción. Other important cities include Chillán, Coronel, Chile, Hualpén, Los Ángeles, and Talcahuano. The region contains almost 44% of Chile's forest plantations, of which around 82% are radiata pine. The fishing industry is another thriving sector. See Portal Gobierno Regional de la Region Bio Bio 
The Coquimbo Region forms the narrowest part, or 'waist' of Chile, and is hence one of the country's more mountainous regions, as the Andes range runs closer to the sea than elsewhere.
The capital and largest city is La Serena, other important cities include the seaport Coquimbo and the agricultural centre Ovalle. See Gobierno Regional de Coquimbo
  Central Valley
All of Chile's largest cities are located here, as are most of its universities and industries, its vineyards, finest agricultural lands, colonial and early republican architecture. In fact, central Chile is something of a microcosm of the country, balanced between deserts to the north and forests to the south, with the capital poised between the highest peaks in the Americas and a host of premier beach resorts.
Dest.: Vineyards, Santiago, Portillo, Valle Nevado, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Pichilemu
  Chiloé Island and Fjords
Valdivia, Antillanca, Llanquihue Lake, Puyehue, Puerto Montt, Chiloé
  Easter Island
This is the world's most isolated bit of land, a tiny pinprick in the great pacific, a mound of consolidated lava and ash from three submarine volcanoes. The natives call their island Rapa Nui or Te Pito o Te Henua, 'the navel of the earth.'
  Lake District
Chile's southern region of lakes and volcanoes is an expression of nature's inimitable aesthetic and startling exuberance. Between volcanic cataclysms, glacial sculpting, torrential rivers and massive temperate rainforests, this is very much a landscape in flux, modeling and remodeling itself before our eyes.
This area is home to one of the most remarkable indigenous cultures in the Americas, the Mapuches. For nearly three centuries, the Mapuches defended their homeland, La Araucania, from the Spanish conquistadors. Three centuries: such vigor! But that is the nature of the lake region.
  Lake Puyehue 
With several lake islands, including Isla Fresia, which has been developed for sport hunting species such as red deer, fallow deer, mouflon and pheasant. On its banks there are also some resorts such as Bay Futacullín, Golgol, Rio Pilmaiquen, Mantilhue, Ñilque lace, and Termas de Puyehue [ Spa resort ].
  Los Lagos
The Los Lagos Region contains the country's second largest island, Chiloé, and the second largest lake, Llanquihue. Its capital is Puerto Montt; other important cities include Osorno, Castro, Ancud, and Puerto Varas, Frutillar. Protected areas include 7 national parks, 2 private-owned parks and 2 natural monuments. East of Osorno lies the Cardenal Antonio Samoré Pass, a major mountain pass across the Andes to Argentina via Route 215. Antillanca ski resort. See Gobierno regional de Los Lagos.
  Northern Desert
  Maule Region
Capital city Maul region is Talca. The region takes its name from the Maule River. The Maule region is Chile's leading wine-making region. The Maule River feeds five hydroelectric power plants, including the Colbún -Machicura complex. Important cities :  Talca, Curicó, Linares, Cauquenes, Constitución, and Parral. See Gobierno Regional del Maule.
  O'Higgins Region
The region is named in honour of Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme, one of Chile's founding fathers. The main industrial and export activity takes place at Codelco's El Teniente mine. The capital and largest city of the region is Rancagua. The second major town is San Fernando. See Región del Libertador General Bernardo O´Higgins.
  Patagonia   -   Southern Patagonia and Northern Patagonia
The first Europeans to lay eyes on this landscape were led by Ferdinand Magellan, who pioneered passage through the treacherous strait that now bears his name. His expedition named the mainland 'Tierra de los Patagones,' unwittingly spawning the myth of a race of Patagonian giants. To the south, they saw the horizon darkened by smoke from the natives' fires, and named the great island Tierra del Fuego. The legend of Patagonia was set in motion.
Dest. : Carretera Austral, Puyuhuapi Hot Springs,  Elizalde Lake,  Puerto Chacabuco, Caleta Tortel, Cochrane, Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Porvenir, Torres del Paine, Tierra del Fuego
  Puyehue and Cordón Caulle [ Volcanos ]
Both are coalesced volcanic vents are located along the intersection of a traverse fault with the larger north -south Liquiñe-Ofqui Fault and are part of a major mountain massif in Puyehue National Park in the Andes of Ranco Province. See Wikipedia and Parque Nacional Puyehue. See also Lake Puyehue.
  Region of Magellan and Chilean Antarctica [ the last is a disputed area ]
Chile's southernmost, largest and second least populated region. With places and geographical features like Torres del Paine, Cape Horn, Tierra del Fuego island, and the Strait of Magellan. It also includes the Antarctic territory claimed by Chile.  Punta Arenas [ Sandy Point ] is the region's capital city. Punta Arenas is said to have the largest percentage of Croatians in the world outside Croatia and the former Yugoslavia. See Gobierno Regional Magallanes y Antártica Chilena.
  Robinson Crusoe Island   -   Archipelago Juan Fernandez
This tiny group of islands, located some four hundred miles off the Chilean coast, includes what is probably literature's most famous 'deserted' island. Isla Robinson Crusoe is the very island on which the Scottish mariner Alexander Selkirk was marooned for over four years: his recollections of the ordeal gave rise to Daniel Defoe's famous novel and the island dreams which so many share.
  Tarapacá Region
The Tarapaca Region was the most important site of saltpeter in the world, being the platform for extracting saltpeter called "Salitreras" untill because Fritz Haber discovered the synthetic nitrate. The port city of Iquique is the capital of this region. See Gobierno Regional de Tarapacá.

  Antillanca ski resort   -   resort in the Puyehue National Park in southern Chile
Situated on the slope of the Casablanca Volcano. The nearest city is Osorno, 98 kilometers away. See Centro de Ski Antillanca
The Atacama is a 970 km long, very dry desert in northern Chile, mainly in the Atacama region. Smaller portions are in adjacent parts of Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. The desert is the driest desert in the world known. The desert has rich deposits of copper and other minerals, and the world's largest natural supply of sodium nitrate. Located in the Atacama is the Paranal Observatory, an observatory on the Cerro Paranal Mountain, which is managed by the European Southern Observatory (ESO).

  News from Chile   -   El Mercurio   -   Chilean newspaper
  Press   -   La Tercera   -   newspaper
  News form Punta Arenas   -   La Prensa Austral

  Skiing   -   Chilean Ski   -   Ski Resorts Chile and Snowboarding Centers Andes Mountains
Ski resorts in Chile: Antillanca, Antuco, Cerro Mirador, Chapa Verde, El Colorado, El Fraile, La Parva, Lagunillas, Las Araucarias, Portillo, Ski Pucón, Termas de Chillán, and Valle Nevado.

  University of Antofagasta
  University   -  Catholic University of the North
  Universidad de Concepción
  Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción
  Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
  Universidad del Bío-Bío
  Universidad de Talca
  Catholic University of Maule [ Talca ]

Cuisine  -  Chilean Recipes

  Chile For The Gourmet Traveler
Popular Foods & National Cuisine [ Cazuela, Empanadas, Pastel De Choclo, Seafood ], Popular Beverages & National Drinks [ Pisco, Wine ], Best Dining Destinations [ Santiago, Vina Del Mar ]

  Tasting Chile: A Celebration of Authentic Chilean Foods and Wines by Daniel Joelson
Publisher: Hippocrene Books; (May 2004); ISBN: 0781810280

South American Food and Cooking: Ingredients, Techniques and Signature Recipes from the Undiscovered Traditional Cuisines 
Jane Milton, Jenni Fleetwood, Marina Filippelli
This exciting guide presents over 70 recipes capturing the rich, exotic culinary culture of the South American continent which enables readers to explore the ingredients, techniques and signature recipes from the undiscovered traditional cuisines of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Columbia and Venezuela
Paperback 160 pages (November 2005);  Publisher: Southwater;  Language: English;  ISBN: 1844761797

History of Chile

Independence: 18 September 1810 from Spain

  Chile's History   -   Wikipedia
Early history of Chile, Independence of Chile, The 19th Century, The 20th Century [ 1970-1973 / 1973-1978 / 1978-1990 ], Return to Democracy, Timeline history Chile

Also known as the 'Disaster of Rancagua', which occurred in October 1814 when rebel Chilean forces were defeated by Spanish troops.

  Kingdom of Araucania and Patagonia
The Kingdom of Araucanía and Patagonia was an unrecognized state established in the 19th century by a French lawyer and adventurer named Orélie-Antoine de Tounens in southern South America.
  Museo National de Historia Natural
  Easter Island. Faces of Mystery   -   Mysterious Places   -   virtual tour
The people of Easter Island called themselves the Rapa Nui. Where did they come from and why did they disappear? Science has learned much about the enigma of Easter Island and has put to rest some of the more bizarre theories, but questions and controversies remain. Explore this site to get the latest information on the island's history and current research
MysteriousPlaces seeks to give the visitor information, educational materials, and personal observations about the remains of ancient civilizations, sacred sites and unusual locations from around the world.
  Salvador Allende   -   president of Chile from 1970 until 1973
In 1973 he was overthrown in a military coup d'état during which he committed suicide. See also the Allende Memorial Site.

Music, Art & Culture Chili, Events

Chile, has a rich tradition of folkloric music, with profound roots in Spanish tradition, and also with Argentine and Mexican influences. There are many genres in Chilean music.

  Chilean traditional music   -   Música chilena: archivos MIDI y textos
Cueca, Tonada, Waltz, Chilean polka and more ....

  Culture of Chile

Valparaiso is an increasing cultural center in the Southwest Pacific hemisphere.

  Centro artístico cultural Víctor Jara [ Chillán ]
  Santiago Convention Bureau  -   see 'Eventos'
  Things to do in Valparaiso   -   Agenda de panoramas para Concenption

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