The Cities of Chile descriptions and their Hotels.

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algarrobo Algarrobo , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
A serene and beautiful ocean resort in the central region of Chile at about the same latitude as Santiago, it's only about 1 1/2 hours by Hertz rental car from the capital. It's noted for warm ocean waters and a surf without waves, picturesque marinas and beautiful landscape add to its distinctive charm.
ancud Ancud , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
A small town on the north western tip of the big island of Chiloe it's a town steeped in its maritime heritage from it's museums to its unique seafood cuisine.
antofagasta Antofagasta , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
An older city, Antofagasta is the most important sea port in the north of Chile. You have probably seen on TV or in books a picture of the rock formation out at sea in the shape of a gigantic arch called Portada, that's here too. It also has good beaches with a warm surf (20C). It is located in the world's richest copper mining area and is the site of the world's largest open pit copper mine. Some great Marlin fishing can be found in the surrounding ocean. 
arica Arica , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Known as the city of eternal spring, it is only 30 miles south of the Peruvian border. It's known for delightful restaurants and comfortable, modern hotels. Arica also has a lively night life with the gambling casino open all year round. This city of eternal spring also features some of the nicest beaches in Chile. In addition it was the center of a number of pre-Colombian Indian cultures and in it's museums can be found mummies that pre-date the Egyptians by 2,000 years! It is a great vacation spot.
bahia inglesa Bahia Inglesa , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Located in the northern end of the bay by the same name (translated English Bay) it has excellent beaches and camp sites. The restaurant Portal del Inca features an excellent menu not to be missed.
calama Calama , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Great for sight seeing, Calama is close to El Tatio Geysers, the geoliths of the Atacama Desert, and just lots of fun stuff to explore. In the middle of an incredibly beautiful desert, Calama is so dry the locals attach their postage stamps with staples rather than lick them!
caldera Caldera , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Caldera is located 75 km northeast of Copiapó. In the old days it was the port for the city of Copiapó, it was there that minerals extracted from the mine of Chañarcillo were exported. Today it is one of the most important resorts of the region. Caldera is made up of 3 bays with warm waters, interconnected by paved roads. The first is Playa Mansa located right opposite the city, Playa Brava lies to the extreme north, and finally Playa Loreto, 3 km southeast. During the year, the port has a very varied commerce, ranging from the first grapes of the year, destined for international markets, to the transport of copper concentrate. It’s also an important port for traditional and industrial fishermen. While there you should visit the San Vicente Church, built in 1862, and near the coast, the Old Railroad Station built in 1850.!
castro Castro , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
The second largest town on Chiloe island it is located on the coast side facing the continent. Castro was founded in 1567. Its unique and delicious local cuisine features Curanto which is seafood and pork cooked in the ground with hot stones.That may sound a little strange but the taste is great.
Chaiten Chaiten , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
The capital of Palena Province boasts 3,500 inhabitants, it is important as a port for ferries to Puerto Montt and Quellon and is a growing center for adventure tourism and fishing excursions. Off shore there is a Sea Lion colony on Puduguapi Island that can be visited by boat.
Chillan Chillan , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
A sleepy, dusty agricultural town about 280 miles south of Santiago on the Panamericana like everything else. It's claim to fame is a ski resort about 40 miles away. It is the birthplace of Bernardo O'Higgins, liberator of Chile and good buddy of San Martin, of course they're both dead but there is a very nice park there in his honor. Chillan also has one of Chile's largest tourist flea markets where you can buy all manner of tourist stuff at not so bad prices. The ski area deserves special comment. It is about a 1 1/2 hour drive from Chillan and it features hot mineral baths, saunas and other ways to relax. They are great to have handy because it's ski slopes can certainly give you a workout. There are a number of hotels there with all the ski type stuff, bars, restaurants and of course beds SEE ALSO LAS TRANCAS SKI AREA.
Colchagua Colchagua , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
The Colchagua Valley is one of the World's best wine growing areas. In fact in 2005 it was voted the World's best wine producing area. It is located about 75 miles southwest of Santiago and easily reached by Chile's main North/South highway, the Panamericana. The Colchagua Valley itself is about 73 miles long and approximately 23 miles wide. As with all premier wine growing area the keys to its success are weather and soil.  The valley has a balmy, climate matched only by parts of France and California also known for a reputation of producing fine wines. The air is exceptionally clear without smog or pollutants, and blessed by abundant sunshine and pure water. The average annual rainfall is an ideal 25 inches and happens mostly in Chile's winter months (May to August) and freezing temperatures are very, very rare. The Colchagua Valley is not unlike the Sonoma and Napa valleys of California.These ideal situations from a vintners point of has made this area the home of Chile's most honored wine producers. A tour of it a must do for anyone who really wants to understand Chile's wine producers and who appreciates fine wines.
colina Colina , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Located about 60 Km north of Santiago, Colina is an agricultural town that once was the site of a large Inca settlement. Mixing the old with the new, nearby is the joint NASA and Chilean University satellite tracking station.
concepcion Concepcion , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
One of the largest cities in Chile (after Santiago of course) with about 300,000 people it is primarily a commercial center. Located on the huge Bio Bio river, it is only a short drive to the seaport of Talcahuano. It also features one of the larger Universities in Chile, the University of Concepcion.
con con Con-Con , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Less than 30 minutes from Vina Del Mar via a picturesque ocean side highway there you will find mini-castles,cafes, street vendor stalls and some of the most outstanding restaurants in Chile. Try Congrio ( an eel like fish) either fried or in a casserole, abalone, or crab pie accompanied by some of the great local wines. 
copiapo Copiapo , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
This small town is located about 500 Km. south of Antofagasta is situated in the fertile Copiapo River valley, an oasis in the desert. Good day tours are available to see the valley and in Copaipo the San Francisco Church and Convent founded in 1662 is certainly worth a visit.
coquimbo Coquimbo , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
This picturesque and once thriving port seems somehow to be frozen in time. Houses with endless steps seem to have come directly out of a century old photograph. Not to be missed is its market featuring handicrafts unique to the region and at very good prices.
Coyhaique Coyhaique , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
One of the newest cities in Chile it was founded in 1929 to encourage settlement in this sparsely settled region far to the south, it today boasts 40,000 inhabitants. It also features an unsquare town square ( shaped like a pentagon), a large agricultural college and the nearby Coyhaique Natural Reserve awaits the nature lover/hiker.
curico Curico , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
A small town in the center of the wine country. It is about 200 Km. south of Santiago on the Panamericana,there called Ruta 5 Sur. Curico offers a quite pastoral setting with old world charm.
dichato Dichato , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
A small town in the center of the wine country. It is about 200 Km. south of Santiago on the Panamericana, there called Ruta 5 Sur. Curico offers a quite pastoral setting with old world charm.
easter island Easter Island , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
In Chile it's called Isla de Pascua and the natives there call it Rapa Nui or Te Pito te Henua ( world's belly button). It is 14 miles long by 7 miles wide and it's actually about the only city not on the Panamericana, it's about 2,332 miles off the coast. Known for its Moais (stone statues), it is a must for people into ancient mysteries. Some of these Moais weigh up to 50 tons and are over 25 feet high. Also ancient shrines, some 240 in all, dot the island. It is about a 3 day do. Don't expect a lot of discos and movie houses, but its natural beauty more than makes up for their absence. There are frequent flights from Santiago that take about 4 or 5 hours.
el colorado El Colorado , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
One of the newer ski areas, El Colorado is located only 40 Km. from Santiago at an altitude of 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) and is the highest of the two sister ski villages (Farellones being the other) . This is a modern ski complex with 19 ski lifts, lodging, ski shops, restaurants, night clubs and artificial snow making equipment ( just in case) El Colorado is a great place to have that weekend or longer ski holiday. 
Ensenada , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Located right on the shore of Lake Llanquihue, it is one of the ports of call of the regular boat tours originating in Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt. Things worth seeing are the beautiful Green Lagoon which gets its unique color and name from a peculiar algae and the nearby Vicente Perez Rosales National Park.
entre lagos Entre Lagos , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Located 45 Km from Osorno this small lake port serves the timber industry of region. For some of the best steaks available be sure and stop at the Pub de Campo.
Farellones Farellones , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
One of the hot snow ski areas, it's only 50 Km from Santiago and features over 16 ski lifts it shares with its sister city El Colorado.
Frutillar Frutillar , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
World renowned for it's music weeks (Semanas Musicas) held every year in February, Fruitillar is also a summer resort. A center of German immigration founded in 1856 it boasts of the having the most southern living palm tree in the world. Worth seeing are the Settler's Museum and the German Cemetery. 
iquique Iquique , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Once the center of the mining of nitrates ( used in explosives and fertilizer), Iquique still maintains the nostalgic mood of that bygone era in many of the older buildings that have been preserved. It was also the site of one of the largest naval battles in history. It features a duty free shopping area and beautiful white sand beaches for those who just want to relax. Just off the coast the sportsman will find excellent salt water fishing. Iquique is located about 350 km. south of Arica.
isla negra Isla Negra , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
This is a small and beautiful village located on a rocky point on the coast roughly parallel to Santiago and is flanked by some of the best beaches in Chile. The Cordoba Lagoon is one of the highlights, but the main attraction is the former beach house of Pablo Neruda a Noble Prize winning writer . Unique and world renown are the Isla Negra Weavers who have created an special style of embroidered tapestry prized around the world for its beauty. 
jahuel Jahuel , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Traveling east from Santiago one encounters Los Andes, San Felipe, Almendral and finally at an altitude of 1180 meters Termas de Jahuel. With a breathtaking view of the valley it features hot spring baths and really great eating.
La herradura La Herradura , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Just 12 minutes south of La Serena it is in a unique cove with a strong mining history and a heavy tourist inclination these days. In almost no time it has grown from a 1 hotel cove to now boasting a large selection of sophisticated hotels and restaurants. Close to just about everything, and having some of the best beaches in Chile it is the "in" spot of the region.
la parva La Parva , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
A winter ski center, it is a little over an hour by car from Santiago. It is so close to its neighboring resort cities of Farellones and El Colorado that you can actually shift between all three by using different lifts.
la serena La Serena , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
This is one of the fastest growing tourist areas in Chile. It is known for the beauty of its colonial and neo colonial architecture. It also has one of the largest handicraft markets in the area where you can find the unique Indian pottery of the Diaguitas Indians, woolens and articles made of the beautiful Guayacan wood. It also has great beaches and modern hotels.
termas chillan Las Termas de Chillan and Las Trancas ski area , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Las Trancas is on the main road from Chillán City  to Nevados de Chillán. Nevados de Chillan (also known as Termas de Chillan) has world class skiing, with some of the best powder snow in South America, set in pristine native forests. It has unmatched snow conditions, and is regularly used for Olympic ski training for skiers from the Northern Hemisphere during their summer months.  Las Trancas itself is 65 km (40miles from the city of  Chillan via paved road, and just 8km (4.5 miles) to the ski resort. The village has a number of bars, restaurants and small supermarkets, it has a good number of tourist facilities including resorts at a considerable cost saving over the one at Nevados de Chillan.
la union La Union , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
With less than 20,000 people it is located on the banks of the Rio Bueno ( Good River) and has a decidedly German flavor. Founded as a support for German immigrants its main business today is agriculture.
lican ray Lican Ray , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Now it is a small but lively summer tourist destination located on the shores of Lake Calafquen in the Lake District near Villarrica. In 1958 it was a quaint village of settlers connected to the rest of the world only by boat. In that dark year the land the town was on was targeted to be flooded by the construction of the Pullinque dam. Well it didn't happen so instead the government targeted it as a new tourist development. From that dark hour to today it has developed into a small but thriving tourist area with a complete infrastructure for enjoying its many charms. 
Linares Linares , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Founded in 1794, Linares is the now center of the sugar beet industry . It is a smallish agricultural town in the center of Chile. Linaresis also noted for a number of nearby thermal springs resorts.
los andes Los Andes , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Two and a half hours north of Santiago by car, it is famous for its Chilean style rodeos and it holds on to its cowboy traditions. Chilean cowboy traditions. 
los angeles Los Angeles , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
A city of about 70,000 people in the near south or about 340 miles from Santiago, it lies on the banks of the Quilque river. Founded in 1739 it is now an agricultural center with a strong emphasis on dairy products. It is just to the north of the lake country but not actually "Lake Country" It is on Panamericana, as is almost everything else in Chile, and has very limited and spotty air service. It is a nice little agricultural town, just like "LA"(California) give or take 7 million people. 
los vilos Los Vilos , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
If you are going to Coquimbo or La Serena it is a mandatory stop about three and a half hours north of Santiago. Its largest group of inhabitants seem to be the Pelicans but it also has a lot of summer camps, good hotels and great seafood.
maitencillo chile Maitencillo , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Actually it is an ocean resort made of two long beaches, interestingly broken up here and there by rock formations and tidal pools. 
maitencillo Marbella Resort , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Actually more of a resort than a city it is only 145 KM. by good highway from Santiago and only 40 minutes from Vina Del Mar. It features a variety of hotels and villas in the Mediterranean style, 18 hole championship golf course, restaurants and night clubs. A great place to get away for a week or a weekend. It is fashionable for the corporate vacationer and conventions.
osorno Osorno , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
In the heart of the Lake District and the German presence in the south, Osorno has breath taking scenery year round but is especially nice in the summer, their summer. It is on the Panamericana and also has fairly frequent air service from Santiago. There is some really great fishing there. Close by Antillanca is a favored ski area with firm snow, fine hotel and 4 ski lifts.
Panguipulli Panguipulli , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
The guide to pronunciation not available, but you don't have to pronounce it to find it and it's worth it when you do. Part of the Interlake transportation service in the south it is located around a cove of a lake of the same name. If the beauty of the scenery wasn't enough the inhabitants have embellished it with roses that abound.
Peulla Peulla , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
In the Lake District, Peulla is the eastern port of Lake Todos Los Santos. The emerald green waters that surround it are almost as exciting as the launch rides across it. After stopping at Ensenada, Petrohue Falls and Petrohue Village the daily ferry takes you across All Saints Lake to Peulla. You can either stay at the very comfortable hotel or go through Perez Rosales pass to Casa Pangue in Argentina and continue to San Carlos Bariloche. Peulla is a great place for honeymoons or getting away from it all.
Pichidangui Pichidangui , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Another phonetic exercise it is located very close to the Pan-American Highway just before Los Vilos on the way to La Herradura. It has a very nice beach and is well liked by local water sports enthusiasts.
Portillo Portillo , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
This is one of the oldest and best known ski resorts in Chile, starting operations in 1946. It is located next to the Inca Lagoon high in the Andes 145 KM. from Santiago. It has a variety of slopes with 12 lifts and reaching a summit of 3,350 meters. Its ski slopes will challenge both the experienced and beginning skier. The hotel with over 400 beds, heated swimming pool, saunas, discos, solarium, movies and restaurants insure its popularity. See also other Chilean ski areas like Valle Nevado, El Colorado, Farellones etc.
Pucon Pucon , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
In the Lake District, set in the southeast shore of Lake Villarrica, Villarrica Volcano provides not only a dramatic backdrop behind the town but also slopes for skiing in the winter. Fishing here in the summer is superb and there is gambling for the more adventurous. Pucón is one of the hottest tourist destination in all of southern Chile, both for Chileans and foreigners. Pucón is nestled against the Villarrica volcano, on the shores of lake Villarrica. It has the feel of an undiscovered Aspen Colorado, with fly fishing, skiing, and rafting at the core tourist activities. Unlike Aspen Colorado, Pucón has something different to offer. 
Puerto Aysen Puerto Aysen , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
With only 14,000 inhabitants it has long been pioneer country and bears the burden of its harsh climate. When you leave Coyhaique going south to Puerto Aysen you pass by two great scenic spots the Rio Simpson National Park and the Velo de la Novia (Bride's Veil Falls) both worth the stop.
Puerto Montt Puerto Montt , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Located at the end of continental Chile it offers everything: a gateway to Puerto Varas and the scenic lakes of the south; launching site for the fabulous boat tours that take tourists to the southern channels region it is also a busy port and center for the agriculture and timber trades. You know those gigantic trout you hear about, well fisherman come to this area for great fly fishing. It is about 1,000 KM. south of Santiago. This is a truly great place for those that love the outdoors.
Puerto Natales Puerto Natales , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
The biggest point from the view of the tourist is that it is the entrance to the Torres del Paine, magnificent and complex granite peaks in a microclimate that attract tourists from around the world. Located in the far south, from here you can take one of those famous boat rides to the area's glaciers where you can toast with a scotch on the rocks, with ice over 20,000 years old. The area offers the rugged scenic vistas Chile is known for.
Puyuhuapi Puerto Puyuhuapi , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
It is a small seaport in the south located between Puerto Montt and Coyhaique. It offers just basic tourist services but among them are 2 very comfortable hosterias run by German immigrants. To relax the tourist, nearby thermal spas are just the right thing.
Puerto Varas Puerto Varas , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Puerto Varas is one of Chile's most charming villages, located on the shore of Lago Llanquihue. Like Pucón, it is an adventure travel hub, and it is also the gateway to the Parque Nacional Vicente Pérez Rosales. Unlike its neighbor Puerto Montt, 20 minutes away, it is a spruce little town, with wood-shingled homes, a rose-encircled plaza, a handsomely designed casino, and an excellent tourism infrastructure that provides all the necessary services for visitors without seeming touristy.A great vacation city in the Lake District, just a short ride north from Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas has casinos, restaurants and hotels. Called the city of roses, it stands beside Chile's largest lake, Lake Llanquihue. Across the lake scenery is provided by two magnificent volcanoes. If you are to see just one city in Chile this is it.
Puerto Williams Puerto Williams , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
The Southernmost city in the world. Jumping off point for tours of Antarctica, the Darwin Mountains and the Beagle Channel. Once the hunting grounds for nomadic indian tribes, it first gained notoriety because of the many cruises of Charles Darwin. It is located on Navarino Island, separated from the mainland by the Beagle Channel.
Punta Arenas Punta Arenas , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
The capital of the southern area of Chile it sits on the western shore of the Straits of Magellan. It is the world's southernmost city. Just across the big island of Tierra del Fuego this is a busy city of around 100,000 caters to the oil, sheep and coal industry. This is the kick off point for boat tours of the Straits and a lot of great scenery. It can get cold here in the winter, it's very close to Antarctica.
Putre Putre , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Inland and further north than Arica it's a good place to acclimate yourself before going on an excursion of the highlands of Chungara Lake, It's 3,500 above sea level. You won't feel crowded either, there are only 600 inhabitants.
Puyehue Puyehue , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Near Osorno (75Km), on the road to Argentina, and the hot springs. It has spacious accommodations and a hotel with a hot spring fed swimming pool. Just a bit south is the Puyehue National Park where another thermal resort, Aguas Calientes can be found.
Quillota Quillota , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Fifty one Km from Con Con lies this agricultural community once the center of the Inca administration for the large valley . Quite steeped in history, Quillota's valley is the fruit producing area of the region. Lots of old buildings and pastoral surrounding make for a relaxing stay.
Quintero Quintero , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
A beach resort located only minutes north from Vina Del Mar, its quite clean beaches offer some of the finest sun worshipping in the world.
rancagua Rancagua , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
A largely industrial and agricultural center an hour south of Santiago, Rancagua has a very fast growing economy. Coupled with its growth for the future it also has some important links with the past. It was the site, actually in the town square, where patriots made a brave stand against the Spaniards ( something like the Alamo in Texas) and today it is called the Heroes Square. It has some interesting colonial architecture in La Casa de Pilar de la Esquina and La Casa de la Cultura, its Regional Museum also deserves a visit.
renaca Renaca , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
It's only 6 km from Vina del Mar and halfway between Vina and Concon . Really only starting in 1947 its recent growth and development with fashionable hotels , restaurants, boulevards, cafes, and discos have made it the must see of the Chilean seaside resort cities . 
rinihue Rinihue , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Starting from Villarrica, you go through Lican-Ray and then Lake Rinihue. It was formerly a main port and ship loading area but now the main port has moved leaving it to the vacationers. It is so close to Rininahue (they even share area codes) even the locals sometimes end up in the wrong place.
rininahue Rininahue , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Difficult to describe except that it is just like its sister city Rinihue.
Robinson Crusoe Robinson Crusoe Island , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Yes it is !! There was really a Robinson Crusoe (actually Alexander Selkirk) and Friday and the island where he was marooned. It's still there off the coast of Chile. Of course with hotels and airplanes it's tough to get marooned unless you want to, sometimes not a bad idea! If you do there is flora and fauna galore, from brilliant red hummingbirds to the incredible number of sandalwood trees.
salto del laja Salto del Laja , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
This is really not a city but a scenic location about 400 miles south of Santiago or about 100 Km south of Chillan. It is a beautiful waterfalls surrounded by trees and greenery. It boasts a number of smaller resorts and the main resort there has accommodations with a magnificent view of the falls and all the amenities including a conference center. It is called the start of the South of Chile.
san antonio San Antonio , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Really a bustling and growing seaport roughly on a line with Santiago and about an hour and some to its west, its growth has been phenomenal. It arguable has the best seafood restaurant in the world, La Juanita.
san carlos San Carlos , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
A small (40,000) agricultural town on the Panamericana about 250 miles south of Santiago. This is the home of the Hussars, a hunting and fishing club. A town noted for its friendliness, it annually features one of the largest fairs in the region.
san felipe San Felipe , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
In the center of the northern farming country, it offers a slice of the agricultural life. There you can see Chile's links to the colonial period in buildings dating back to the 1700's. 
San Fernando San Fernando , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
A strong agricultural past is obvious here in this city founded in 1742. It is in a beautiful valley noted for its warm days and cool evenings. Of special note is Los Lingues, actually 15 Km away, a true colonial house now a hotel , but more than a hotel it is a tradition. Managed by the descendants of the original owners Los Lingues is now listed in Relais and Chateaux, it is really one of the highlights of any visit to Chile.
San Pedro San Pedro de Atacama , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Atacama says it all, dry hot and your basic desert. It is at 2,440 meters and has only 900 inhabitants but surprisingly has good accommodations and even taxis for hire. However, near here are some incredible and mysterious monoliths and petroliths and a bunch of other liths, "Chariot of the Gods" type stuff.. Also not to be missed is the Archeological Museum founded by a priest, Father Gustavo Le Paige. The story of how he built it single handed is impressive enough until you actually visit it and see the wonders there, from mummies to pre Inca artifacts it is a real lesson of the distant past of the area.
santa cruz Santa Cruz , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Santa Cruz, Chile, means Wine. Santa Cruz is located at the heart of the Colchagua Valley, one of the most traditional and picturesque wine regions of Chile. The vineyard surrounds the town, and the tourism industry has taken off in recent years as the vineyards have turned to international marketing. This is also one of the destinations of the wine train in Chile, that shuttles tourists from Santiago directly to the vineyards. Santa Cruz is located 110 miles South of  Santiago about 2 hours by car. It is just 27 miles west from San Fernando and the Panamerican highway. It is a great place to know the best of Chilean wines.
santiago Santiago , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
The capital city is Santiago with 5 million people, a modern, clean, cheap and efficient Metro, opera, modern hotels and restaurants. It is quite cosmopolitan with shopping malls that would rival any in the world and trendy areas like El Bosque and Bellavista with great dining and trendy shops. Spanish is the language and there are many in Chile who speak English, however finding them is difficult, so don't count on it. You can count on the Chilean hospitality that almost more than makes up for language problems you may have. Santiago is the business center with the government offices, stock exchange and for transportation features a large and modern International Airport at Pudahuel, about 25 KM. from Santiago. Santiago has some great tourist things like San Cristobal hill (mountain) that has spectacular city views if the smog doesn't get in the way, yes they have that too. At exactly 12 noon they fire a cannon so don't worry if you hear it, it's loaded with blanks.
   
  Santiago major districts are:
  Downtown/Central: Santiago has Chile’s major government and financial institutions, museums, the Presidential Palace (La Moneda), libraries and is the historic center of Santiago. Here you will find Santiago’s largest outdoor market. It is 18 miles from Santiago's airports and is Santiago’s transportation center with its main train and bus stations.
   
  EL Golf: is the ultra-chic area of Santiago, where world class golf courses can be enjoyed and some world renowned hotels are located. It is located in Northern Santiago, 22 Miles from Santiago’s airports.
   
  Las Condes: located in the upper northeast of Santiago is centered around Apoquindo Avenue, most of the large, high-end hotels are located in this area as are newer business centers. It is adjacent(east of)to Providencia and 23 miles from Santiago's airports.
   
  Providencia: is known for trendy shops, boutiques, and restaurants. This is one of the best parts of the city for nightlife and diversion. In Providencia you will find moderately priced hotels among the very expensive ones. It is the center of most major business and financial institutions, and quiet upscale residences. It is just east of Santiago central and 22 miles from Santiago's International and Domestic Airports.
   
  Pudahuel: (Santiago's domestic and international airport) is located in the northwest of Greater Santiago 18 miles from the center of Santiago, Pudahuel is the location of Santiago’s International and Domestic Airports.
   
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santo domingo Santo Domingo , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
115 Km from Santiago, roughly west of Santiago on the coast, at the mouth of the Maipo river, it is the elite place for summer vacation for Santiago dwellers. The golf club is superb but most of the area is under a condominium system so access is limited.
socos Socos and termas de Socos , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Located about 270 Km north from Santiago, you leave the Pan-American Highway by turning right on the road to Ovalle. After 2 Km you leave the paved road and take the dirt road where the is a kiosk of Socos, that will take you straight to it. Seriously, it is a bit tricky to find and once you have you encounter a vegetated area (which here is a luxury), thermal pools, a campsite and other accommodations. It is definitely off the beaten path, pretty nearly off any known path
talca Talca , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
It is a fairly large agricultural and industrial city with about 130,000 people. It is about 145 miles from Santiago (south) on the Panamericana. It is in the Central valley and a good place to stop if you are making a tour of Chile's wine area.  It has some surprising good hotela and even a casino.
talcahuano Talcahuano , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
With over 200,000 inhabitants it is the leading port in the area and actually the sea port for neighboring Concepcion. It actually has two ports on at Concepcion Bay and one at San Vincente Bay. Of tourist interest is the big fish market featuring small restaurants with food that is good and even by Chilean standards cheap. Another point of interest is a visit to the Huascar, at one time one of the most powerful iron clads afloat. It was captured from Peru in the Pacific War over 100 years ago.
temuco Temuco , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
In the Lake District, 640 Km. south from Santiago, Temuco was the capital for the Mapuches Indians, who were never actually beaten by the settlers. They ruled most of the south of Chile and spent their time smoking, drinking, and playing hockey...yes hockey. They let their women do all the hard work. That was then, now it is the fastest growing city in Chile and largely business. As to sight seeing Nielol hill and the National Park should not be missed. In Temuco you'll find Huasos (cowboys, Chile style)at work. There is also a large indoor flea market where you can find that special treasure.
tongoy Tongoy , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Located 60 Km south of La Serena in the north of Chile after a short detour off the Panamericana you'll discover Tongoy and its beaches, one over 14Km . It is a summer place with private summer homes but there are also accommodations for vacationers, restaurants, and water sport facilities.
ttorres del paine Torres del Paine , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Actually a national park in the far south of Chile, it is accessed from Punta Arenas by road. Once you actually enter the park you will find a park road that acts as a self guided tour . It can boast of some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the world. Most noted are the group of mountains known as the Cuernos (Horns) whose dramatic rise into the clear southern skies is truly breathtaking.
valdivia Valdivia , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
A beautiful town that sits on the banks of the Calle-Calle river it was founded in 1552 and now has a population of over 120,000. The overwhelming beauty of the river makes sightseeing of the islands, the ancient forts and surrounding an experience few can resist. Before leaving be certain to try the crab dishes washed down with a crisp local white wine. For the sportsman, go east toward the mountains you will find the world's best fly fishing.
valle nevado Valle Nevado , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
The "IN" place to ski in Chile. A short distance (more or less except that it is straight up!) 60 KM from Santiago by car, this is one of the newer and more popular Chilean ski resorts. It is located in one of the most spectacular regions of the Andes and features all the amenities one would expect in an international class ski resort: large modern hotel; 8 lifts ( 2 chair); ski lessons; apartments etc.
valparaiso Valparaiso , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
This is the working sister city to Vina del Mar. They actually border on each other, more or less. It is about 120 Km west of Santiago. This is the site of the Naval College, and it is the largest sea port for Chile. Its older streets and buildings speak to you strongly of the days when there was no Panama Canal and almost every ship that came around The Horn stopped and left a little of itself and its crew here. Being situated 1/2 on the plane and 1/2 on the surrounding hills its cable cars and dwellings perched on the bluffs offer a unique look to the city. Excellent restaurants, old sailors bars, Viennese coffee shops...this might be your city. 120 KM. west north-west of Santiago and has excellent roads going there.
vicuna Vicuna , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
About 70 Km. from La Serena to the north lies this little village that was founded in 1821. With less than 2,000 souls it an ideal place to relax. It is famous as the birth place of Gabriela Mistral, the Chilean Noble prize poet.
villarica Villarica , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
This small friendly town sits on the southwest corner of the heavily wooded shores of Lake Villarrica. In the winter fishing on the Tolten River is replaced by snow skiing as the favorite recreation. Its views of the Villarrica volcano are part of the inescapable charm of the city.
vina del mar Vina del Mar , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
Sister city to the largest Chilean seaport, Valparaiso which it actually borders "Vina" as the Chileans call it is Chile's "Riviera"... with casinos, restaurants, night clubs, discos ( yes discos) swimming beach and other resort facilities. Only 120 KM. by car from Santiago it is Santiago's playground and can be very crowded in the summer, Chile's summer months (October to May). In Vina you must dress smart, otherwise you will feel like the ugly duckling so leave your Wrangler bluejeans cutoffs at home.
zapallar Zapallar , (For individual hotel listing and information click on the city's name)See Map Location
One of the treasured beaches to Santiago's elite, it is in a sheltered cove with a tremendous boulder in the middle...very recognizable. Beautiful trees and carefully manicured gardens surrounding mansions characterize this resort. 

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