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.
Teatro a mil (Theater for a thousand pesos) During the “Santiago a mil” (“Santiago for a thousand pesos”) festival, public areas are taken over by local productions, as well as theater, dance, and music performances, circus acts, and parades. International theater adaptations and original foreign productions from troupes in Europe, Oceania, and Latin America leave […]
Conquista Volcán Osorno (Conquest of the Osorno Volcano) Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, Chile’s oldest national park, is home to this mountain bike competition that covers 77 kms of terrain, crossing through sand banks and hills. This course allows competitors to travel through different landscapes, passing by the Petrohué Falls, the shore of Lake Llanquihue, […]
Route of the Huemul Festival Every year during the last weekend in January, a festival is held to bring about awareness of the huemul and to promote its safekeeping and protection. The huemul is an emblematic animal featured on the Chilean coat of arms and it is also an endangered species. The primary event entails […]