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.
Chile’s territory combines over 4,000 kilometers of wind-blown, ocean-swept coastline, the immense, mineral-rich northern desert, the majestic peaks of the Andes range, with thousands of active volcanoes strung along its length, and the hushed mystique of the southern evergreen forests. Come and experience the full glory of nature in Chile!
Visit the vast salt flats of the Atacama desert and the ice fields of Patagonia, passing through the fertile sun-soaked central valleys, famed World Biosphere Reserves and the myriad natural parks and reserves throughout the country.
Get away from it all and truly unwind in a remote desert oasis in the north of Chile, or revitalize your senses in rich southern landscapes filled with native species like the Araucaria pine.
Contemplate the immense Pacific ocean, swim in the cool waters of the calm southern lakes and absorb the invigorating energy of fast-moving Andean rivers. Breathe deeply in the purest air and delight in nature at its finest in Chile.
If you’re an animal lover, you’ll see well-known species in abundance and discover others that are simply unique to Chile. From the delicate miniature pudu deer through to giant cetaceans, Chile’s national parks and marine reserves are a veritable haven for fauna. Multiple species of flamingo and penguin, camelids like alpacas, guanacos and vicuñas and an infinite variety of small creatures will enliven your travels in Chile.
Festival of the Virgin of La Tirana Every year, in the town of La Tirana located some 72 km from Iquique, the Festival of the Virgin of La Tirana takes place. More than 250,000 people come to the town to be part of this celebration, which lasts a little over a week. But La Tirana […]
Chancho Muerto Traditional Festival Head to this celebration that takes place in the Maule countryside. This traditional festivity revolves around pork-related products, where their slogan is “We’re celebrating the dead pig (Chanco Muerto) in Talca”. This regional celebration praises the qualities and importance of these animal products in the origins of Chilean cuisine and also […]
Festival of la Pampilla The festival of la Pampilla takes place every year on the 18th and 19th of September in the city of Coquimbo. During this period (and even from weeks before the activity) hundreds of families set up their tents and vehicles on the hills and areas surrounding the Pampilla’s main esplanade. The […]