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Looking at a map of South America, the Republic of Chile appears to occupy a mere thin ribbon of land. It is actually a long coastal strip between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean that extends 2,600 miles from north to south but has as average width of only 110 miles. Its neighbors are Argentina to the east, Bolivia to the northeast and Peru to the north. When the Inca Empire extended into middle Chile, the Incas were not able to subdue the Araucanian Indians, the original inhabitants of the area. Two tribes of the Araucanians, the Mapuche and Huilliche were fierce, well-organized warriors and it is to their credit that the Araucanian tribes were generally seen as possessing immense courage and superior military powers. The Spanish conquistadors who came also encountered heavy resistance from the Araucanians. It was impossible to conquer the land in one sweep as the Europeans suffered repeated setbacks from the locals. The founder of the first permanent European settlement in Santiago, Pedro de Valdivia, died during a massive Mapuche insurrection. The Indians were pushed southward during the 16th and 17th centuries but they continued to clash with the Spanish.

All you need to know about Chile
Are you looking for the best hotels in Chile? It is a wonderful destination. This country has a lot to offer: a beautiful nature, delicious food and drink, monumental buildings and a wonderful culture. There are numerous hotels to book. The most affordable budget hotels are available from €54,00 per overnight stay. Are you looking for a luxury accommodation? Then you pay an average of €157,00 per overnight stay. You can enjoy a sun holiday here. It is also a beautiful country in winter. Book your own hotel room in Chile without hassle via the internet. View the featured providers below and view the best last-minute deals.

CountryChile
Capital citySantiago
Average hotel room price€99,00
LanguageSpanish
CurrencyChilean peso (CLP)
Best time to visitNovember to February
Population19.603.733
Area of the country756950 km2
Time zoneUTC−06:00-UTC−03:00
Flag AirlineLATAM Chile
Central Airport Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (IATA:SCL)
Government websitewww.gob.cl

Handy travel information
Are you planning your trip to Chile? It is smart to read well in advance. One of the most important cities is Santiago. People pay here with Chilean peso (CLP). The Chilean time zone is UTC−06:00-UTC−03:00. The official language: Spanish. The current population is about 19.603.733 residents. The total land area is 756950 km2. Most important information about electricity: the current voltage is 220 V, 50 Hz and the type of plug is C / L. The prefix is +56.

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Tourist regions for your hotel stay in Chile

Chile has special areas where you can spend time during your holiday. Choose from the available regions in the list below. We will then share additional data and check the current hotel offer. Also explore hotel accommodations in Japan and Saudi Arabia.

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Main Attractions of Chile

Atacama and Altiplano
The Atacama Desert is known as the driest desert in the world because there are no precipitations recorded in some of its parts. The Altiplano is Chile’s link to the Central Andes civilization as this is where one can find a traditional society of the Aymara Indians.

Central Chile
Central Chile is the center of development of the country. This is where one can find Chile’s universities, vineyards, finest agricultural lands, colonial haciendas and excellent hotels. Recreational activities offered are swimming, skiing, hiking and mountaineering.

Chilean Patagonia
This is where one of the world’s last great expanse of wilderness is located. It can provide a traveler with adventure or solitude.

Easter Island
This is one of the world’s most isolated lands. The Rapa Nui National Park is in charge of protecting the island’s archaeological sites. Recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, scuba diving and snorkeling.

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Information about public transportation in Chile

Chile has a well laid out public transport network. A good domestic airport is Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. They offer reliable flights. The flag carrier is LATAM Chile. They fly to different destinations. You can also book a last minute deal. Via www.gob.cl you can find more information about: tax for tourists, laws and regulations and residence permits (visas) and passports.

Getting There

Travelers can fly into Chile thru the Santiago International Airport where transportation in going to one’s particular destination is not difficult to find. Land transportation from Argentina to Chile is available thru a high pass in the Andes Mountains. This trip could be quite tiring though, as it is long. Ferries to Chile are also available along the southern coast. Traveling by land or ferry will reward a traveler with beautiful, unspoiled sceneries.

Getting Around

Public transportation in its capital, Santiago is quite efficient. Below you can find more information. 

By Metro
The Metro lines go both from north to south and east to west. The underground Metro is the most commonly used transportation by business people and residents.

By Taxi
Taxis can be found anywhere but choose one which has a meter to avoid problems. For city to city travel, a negotiated price with the taxi driver will be more appropriate.

By Bus
Buses are best for short commutes only as they are mostly crowded and thus uncomfortable. Intercity travel thru bus varies according to the service class chosen. The luxury service is recommended for long distance trips.

By Train
Train service is more expensive than bus service although it is a more comfortable option to travel by road especially for long journeys.

Car Rental
Most major car rental companies are represented at the airport.

Normal hotel prices

Chilean hotel prices depend on many factors. You can view the expected rates in the list below.

Type of overnight stayRates
Basic accommodation€54,00
Standard room€99,00
Luxurious accommodation€157,00
Weekend holiday€297,00
Dinner (per person)€25,00
Basic rates for an hotel stay in Chile

Climate & Weather Forecasts July 2024

Chile is a special country. The climate can best be described as a Warm-summer Mediterranean climate. The normal annual temperature is 8,7 degrees Celsius °C. In the winter months it is slightly colder. It is then (on average) about 2,7°C degrees. Summer can get pretty hot. Assume 14,1 degrees centigrade. In the table below you will find the weather forecast for the next 7 days.


Holiday in Chile

The capital city Santiago is a modern, prosperous metropolis with traditional as well as contemporary high rise architecture, a well developed public transport system and smart shopping centers. Many of the older buildings have perished in this earthquake prone zone but many do remain from the Spanish colonial ear. The city has many parks and is specifically designed to be bicycle friendly. In addition there is the fine arts museum, impressive government buildings, central squares and impressive sports venues to admire here. One of the major tourist attractions is the special region of Chile, Easter Island, which lies just of the western coast in the Pacific Ocean. The large stone statues of the ‘Moai’ (a total of 887 monolithic statues) which are the symbol of Easter Island, date back to 1100–1680 AD. In addition, beach towns like Iquique, Arica, La Serena, Antofagasta, and Coquimbo as well as Pucón on the shores of Lake Villarrica are other attractions of Chile. The extreme zones of Chile provide many options for travel and sightseeing. The northern areas offer attractions such as the altiplano lakes, the valley of the Moon and several impressive volcanoes as well at the ancient Incaic architecture to admire. There are stunning Chilean beaches that offer some of the best surfing locations in the world. To the south there are several world class ski resorts. In addition there are world heritage sites here, national parks, and more if you decide to make Chile a holiday destination.

Some history about the country

The first steps toward independence were taken after the King of Spain had been deposed and imprisoned by Napoleon I of France. Many of the Chilean troops, headed by Bernardo O’ Higgins escaped to Argentina where they joined forces with revolutionary leader Jose de San Martin. San Martin’s army defeated the royalist forces. O’ Higgins formally declared Chile’s independence on February 12th 1818 and became the first head of state. After a period of confusion, a stable government was established under an orderly succession of presidents. But as internal control was gained, boundary disputes and conflicts of interest with its neighbors arose. Chile remained neutral in World War I and experienced economic boom due to the great increase in the demand for nitrates. During World War II, Chile broke diplomatic relations with the axis countries. The country continued to expand industrially after the war. International trade plays a very important role in Chile’s economy. Copper has long been its primary export product but non-mineral exports such as fresh fruits, processed food and wine, have grown faster in the recent years. Chile is presently an active member of the United Nations family of agencies and is involved in peace keeping activities. Chileans call their country Pais de Poetas. There are numerous major poets, novelists and short story writers in the country. Chile may very well be called the Land of Poets for producing two Nobel Literature laureates in the person of Gabriela Mistral and Pablo Neruda.

What is the climate like?

Chile has three broad climatic zones roughly corresponding to their three major natural regions. Northern Chile has an arid low latitude type of climate, middle Chile as far south as Concepcion has the dry summer subtropical or Mediterranean type of climate while southern Chile south of Concepcion has a climate similar to that of the northwestern coast of North America. Summers are cool, winter is relatively mild and rain falls abundantly throughout the year.

How many regions are there?

Chile is divided into 13 regions which is designated by a name and a Roman numeral. Assigning of numbers is from north to south. The Roman numeral is usually used instead of the name with the exception of RM (Region Metropoletana) wherein its capital, Santiago is located.