The beaches of Chile are varied, from quiet coves to rocky, crashing waves, long left breaks for surfing, horseshoe-shaped lagoons and everything in between. While in much of the country the water is prohibitively cold for all but the most intrepid of swimmers (and children, who seem not to mind the cool temperatures), way up north near the Peruvian border, the icy Humboldt current bypasses the shores, leaving them tepid enough for all but the most sensitive bathers. Arica is a perfect jumping off point for checking out some of the beaches of the north of Chile, with a little something for everyone.
Category: Things To Do
January 14, 2015
It is well-established that the north of Chile has some of the most perfect conditions for observing the cosmos. In addition to many areas having little population (and therefore no light pollution), the dry air and (normally) lack of cloud cover makes for ideal conditions many nights of the year. The main thing that gets […]
January 7, 2015
While many Americans may think of parks as the place where people take a rest, come to play, or walk their dogs, and while Santiago, Chile has many such parks, the core of many Latin American cities is actually its other, lesser public spaces, its parks and plazas. In Santiago, there are several iconic spots where you can get a good view of what’s going on in the city, do some people watching, and (depending on the plaza), have a snack and get some good photos in before moving on to your next destination.
December 23, 2014
Easter Island, that tiny speck in what feels like the middle of nowhere (though there are daily flights to mainland Chile, and frequent flights to Tahiti) is best known for its moai, the giant stone statues varying in height up to about 10 meters. They were constructed as part of a culture of reverence to […]
December 17, 2014
The North of Chile, an area comprised of two main parts, the Norte Chico and the Norte Grande (roughly the north that is close to Santiago and the north that is further away), is a surprisingly good area in which to see wildlife.
December 10, 2014
Most travelers to Chile enter the country through Santiago, the capital city. And while it is full of museums, historical neighborhoods, a bustling nightlife, and some of the country’s best food, sometimes a bit of time outside of the city is just what you need. Or maybe you’re in Santiago as part of a quick business trip and won’t get to see much of the rest of the country, but you do have a day or two free. Santiago is well-located between the mountains and coast, and close to several wineries as well. Below are some of the more popular day trips tourists enjoy with Santiago as a starting point.