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Chile: 5 reasons why it is the best South American destination 2020

By: Chile Travel | Date: 5 November, 2020 | In: Blog ,

Chile has the driest desert in the world and at the same time has more than 4,000 kilometers of coastline and the largest glacier reserves in South America.  Natural contrasts recognized again during the 27th version of the World Travel Awards giving Chile the Best South American Destination 2020 award for the first time.

The awards granted by the WTA highlight the main tourist destinations at regional and global level and are chosen by popular online voting.  The 2020 awards for South America in which Chile obtained 5 awards were announced on November 5th.

Below we leave you with a list of 5 reasons why Chile is the best destination in South America 2020:

South America’s Leading Destination 2020:

For the first time since the creation of the World Travel Awards, also known as the “Oscars of Tourism”, Chile is recognized as the Best South American Destination 2020.

Little by little our country has managed to position itself overseas as a destination of interest thanks to the diverse options of its destinations, tourist attractions, and the different activities that can be enjoyed such as outdoor, cultural or meeting activities.

This award is reinforced thanks to other recognitions that our country received during this version of the WTA.

Best Adventure Tourism destination 2020:

For the sixth consecutive year we kept the award for adventure tourism fans.  In the 16 regions of our country you will be able to enjoy several activities like climbing the mighty Andes and its volcanos, an assortment of aquatic sports in the 4 thousand kilometers of coast and trekking the most arid desert of the world or the Patagonia’s millennial forests.  We assure you that in Chile you will find the best outdoor gym in the region.

Best Natural Destination 2020:

Chile has a natural heritage that includes approximately 18.6 million hectares where you can walk through the driest desert in the world, climb the highest and most active volcanoes in South America, walk through native forests in the south-austral zone, or sail through archipelagos to see ancient glaciers.  All these attractions are protected in 43 National Parks, 45 National Reserves, and 18 Natural Monuments that invite tourists to meet our country in a responsible way.

Best Romantic Destination 2020:

Is there anything more romantic than watching the stars with your partner and exploring the secrets of the Chilean desert together?  Northern Chile has the most pristine skies and clearest nights of the year.  Our stars natural reserve makes us the perfect destination to fall in love.  This is how San Pedro de Atacama obtained for the third consecutive year the most romantic destination in South America award.

Leading Festival and Event Destination:

Thanks to the great connectivity offered by the city of Santiago and the great variety of urban and cultural activities, the capital has awakened the interest of the most cosmopolitan tourists.  These features have allowed it to attract festival, event, and meeting organizers which in 2020 positioned Santiago as the Leading Event and Festival South American Destination.


Written by: Chile Travel

Chile Travel
A guide to discover extraordinary destinations from north to south of Chile, sharing information and important data with travelers that love its untamed nature, landscapes full of contrasts and, above all, the warmth of its people.

A guide to discover extraordinary destinations from north to south of Chile, sharing information and important data with travelers that love its untamed nature, landscapes full of contrasts and, above all, the warmth of its people.