Chile Hotels, Restaurants, Spas and More
sunny beaches to ski slopes, volcanoes to glaciers, Chile
is a country of contrast and beauty. Located between The
Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, the country offers
a multitude of wildly different adventures which travelers
would normally have to experience in many different places.
Northern Chile is home to the world’s driest desert,
while the center of the country comprises farmland, beach
resorts, lakes, ski slopes and looming mountains. The central
valley is also home to Santiago, the country’s capital
and most populated city. Visitors can explore the ice fields
of Patagonia and Antarctica at the southern tip and then
go out to sea to visit Easter Island and Robinson Crusoe
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It is believed the natives of Easter Island carved massive heads out of stone hundreds of years ago to honor their ancestors. Today, there are 887 "moai," as the statues are called. Whether you're a travel enthusiast or history buff, this is one site you should add to your bucket list.
"If you walk further, you fall off this world", wrote Pablo Neruda, the great Chilean poet. You won't fall off the world if you visit Patagonia, but you will find a world much different than your own. This almost-virgin land shared by 150,000 humans, two million sheep and 500,000 penguins will surprise and delight visitors of any age.
A safe, modern European city, Santiago isn't your typical South American metropolis. Not just a destination, this diverse Chilean city is also a point of departure to places that attract visitors from all over, like Patagonia, Antarctica and Easter Island.
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Robinson Crusoe's Cave
in the mood for an adventure can spend the night in
a rustic cave formerly inhabited by Alexander Selkirk,
who was the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's Robinson
Crusoe. Located on Robinson Crusoe Island, the
cave is where Selkirk lived for over four years before
being rescued in 1709.
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Hacienda Los Andes
This 1,000-acre spread
at the gateway to the Andes reaches from the Rio Hurtado
to the top of the Cerro Gigante Mountains. Among the options
at this ranch are eight-day stays, which include overnight
camping along riding trails.
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Casa Real, Santa Rita Vineyards
Just south of Santiago, the Maipo Valley
is the country's oldest wine region, birthplace of many
a Cabernet Sauvignon. This 19th-century manor house at
the Santa Rita Winery includes sixteen swanky European-style
bedrooms and gardens full of olive, almond, orange and
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Hotels in Santiago
If you've saved up those vacation days for a trip to Santiago, make them count. Whether you've come to tour the vineyards or view Pablo Neruda's home, find the perfect accommodations using these hotel reviews, ratings and room photos.
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(Updated: 04/19/13 CT)