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.
Machaq Mara The Aymara and Quechua indigenous cultures share the same spirit of ancestral celebrations for welcoming in the arrival of a new cycle since many thousands of years ago. This tradition remains alive in the north of Chile thanks to the indigenous peoples who have not forgotten their roots and who proudly preserve their […]
Winter Festival in Patagonia This is a colorful and joyous carnival that celebrates the beginning of winter, and along with it, the longest night of the year. It is a traditional festival with decorated floats, dance troupes, and costumes that flood the streets of the snow-covered city, creating a one-of-a-kind spectacle. During the winter festival […]
Torrencial Valdivia Trail Rain, mud, and the cold are some of the challenges that runners of this extreme trail running must overcome, in a race that places competitors in direct contact with untamed nature and challenges of a coastal mountain range during the winter season. This sporting challenge cuts through the Pilunkura Reserve, Oncol Park, […]