Chile Creates Largest Marine Reserve in the Americas
The newly protected waters around the Desventuradas Islands contain many marine species found nowhere else on Earth.
Waking up to the sound of birdsong is a rare pleasure, but in Chile you’ll enjoy the tuneful dawn chorus of innumerable birds. In the forests, on the beaches and hilltops, from the Andean Altiplano right down to Patagonia, you can spot countless species of bird, many unique to Chile.
Chile is the ideal destination for bird-watching enthusiasts. In its 101 protected wilderness areas covering almost 20% of the entire country, you might come into close contact with even the shyest of species. Visit Lake Chungará in the Lauca National Park, where you’ll spot Andean seagulls and avocets, Eurasian coots and giant red-gartered coots, as well as plentiful colonies of flamingos making a bold splash of color on the landscape.
We guarantee you’ll swoon at the cuteness of baby penguins in the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve (you can also see them on Chiloé and in Punta Arenas), and be awestruck by the legendary Andean condor soaring gracefully through the skies over the Torres del Paine National Park, near the San Rafael glacier or in the Alerce Andino National Park.
For an adventurous bird-watching expedition, visit the Omora Ethnobotanical Park on the shores of the Beagle Channel. Its most emblematic inhabitant is the Magellanic woodpecker – listen out for its characteristic (and very loud!) knocking on wood.
Casablanca Grape Harvest Festival Casablanca’s Plaza de Armas brings together wine lovers in its celebration of local grape harvests. The vineyards of Casablanca Valley, known as the “Tenth Wine Capital” and famous for its white and red variety blends from a cold climate, offer tastings of a selective sampling of the valley’s best varieties. Local […]
Curicó Grape Harvest Festival This event that revolves around wine, the oldest of its kind in Chile, is celebrated in the city of Curicó. During the four days of festivities, visitors can enjoy tastings of the valley’s finest musts, handicraft exhibits, Creole cuisine, culture, and entertainment for the entire family. Visitors are also able to […]
Ñam Santiago (Yummy Santiago) Ñam Santiago is the top Latin American culinary festival. Visitors are invited in this event to take part in different workshops and experience an exciting culinary market in various areas of Santiago. This cultural festival takes us on an emotional journey where we will find ourselves face to face with local food […]