Valparaiso in Depth.
Do you love window shopping and choosing the perfect keepsake? Shop for lovely things to your heart’s content in Chile’s many duty-free malls, luxury shops and countless arts and crafts markets Artisanal crafts in wool and horse hair, for example, make excellent souvenirs.
Visit the Tax Free Zone in the northern city of Iquique; a duty-free haven where you’ll find everything from perfume to electronic devices. Just a stone’s throw from the beach in La Serena, La Recova market has a great selection of typical local products like preserved papayas, spaghetti squash jam and dried fruits.
In Santiago, independent designer shops can be found in cosmopolitan districts like Lastarria and Italia. If your taste is for more refined luxuries, visit the Alonso de Córdova neighborhood for exclusive international brands and elegant local boutiques.
Looking for that special gift? At the Castro arts and crafts market on Chiloé, you’ll find textiles of every kind, from typical Chilote hats, gloves and socks, to beautiful woollen ponchos with intricate indigenous designs.
Valparaiso in Depth.
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 […]
Colchagua Grape Harvest Festival For three straight days, the most important Creole festival in Chile brings the traditions and cultural heritage to life of this south-central rural region of the country. The wine cellars of Colchagua allow visitors to participate in activities during the festival, and to learn how the experts implement all of the […]
REC Festival. Rock in Concepción The REC festival brings together all of the best performers from Chile’s rock ‘n’ roll history in the south of the country. Creole artists, as well as international guests, celebrate Concepción’s musical legacy before a crowd of more than 20,000 people. Bicentennial Park is turned into an outdoor stage for […]