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Villarrica is a relaxed little town on Lake Villarrica, it's much nicer than touristy Pucon.
Villarrica, Chile, is often compared to Pucón. The majority of tourists will undoubtedly head for the latter town, so people who wish to avoid the crowds might be better off heading toward Villarrica. With only a half-hour drive between them, they offer mainly the same activities and are both located at Lake Villarrica …
Punta Arenas, Chile, is a little city that is sometimes confronted with very strong winds, so dress appropriately! Every year it draws a huge amount of tourists for having the airport closest to the popular hiking spot, Torres Del Paine. The hostels in Punta Arenas, Chile, take advantage of this, and might charge …
Puerto Natales is in Chilean Patagonia, almost as far south as you can go in that long and narrow country. About 250 km northwest of Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales isn’t the most exciting town you’ll find in Chile, but that hardly matters as your main reason for visiting is probably one of two things: trekking in the …
Easter Island. Isla de Pascua. Rapa Nui. Whatever you choose to call it, it’s a destination quite unlike any other and an experience you won’t forget if you can stretch your budget to make it this far. The magical, mystical, mysterious moai may haunt your dreams for months afterwords. There is one town on tiny …
When asked about their favourite town in Chile, travellers often answer Pucón, Chile. This little town in the Los Ríos region offers many activities -- much more than the quiet Villarrica nearby. It draws a huge amount of tourists every year, due to its close proximity to the Villarrica and Huerquehue national parks. …
Perched in the northern tip of Chile just 20 km from the Peruvian border, is Arica. Situated right on the ocean, its long stretches of sand and stellar surf breaks make it a prime beach destination in this part of the world. Development can tend toward the tacky, but on a clear, hot, summer day, you’ll be willing to …
The colourful university city of Valdivia, Chile, enchants with its rich historical heritage, therefore appealing mostly to the more culture-minded tourists. It is located at the east of Chile and it is also the capital of the Los Ríos region. Most hostels in Valdivia, Portugal -- and there are not that many -- are …
La Serena is a seaside resort in Chile. While not well-known outside of the country, it is famous in Chile, because of its long sandy beaches. It has also a lovely historical center, which dates back to the colonial time. While visiting a hostel in La Serena don’t miss the small beach shacks which serve the freshest …
Cucao is an idyllic location in Chiloe Island, southern Chile. According to the local oral tradition, this is a place where fairies live, and if you ask a regular local person, you'll see that they actually believe this is true! Cucao is the town that gives its name to Cucao National Park, a reserve that contains …
Santiago is the capitol of Chile and its largest city. It's set approximately in the middle of this long and narrow country. It doesn’t have the glitz and drama of Buenos Aires, but it has its own kind of charm for the traveler who chooses to stay in a Santiago hostel. On a clear day, Santiago is spectacular – ringed …
Puerto Varas is a friendly little town in southern Chile, just north of Puerto Montt. Within easy reach of all the facilities of its larger neighbor (just an hour by bus) and much more attractive to boot, Puerto Varas makes a good base for exploring the area. It’s also a good stopping point for those fresh off the …
Viña del Mar is situated on the Pacific coast of central Chile, only about an hour's drive from Santiago. Viña del Mar roughly translates into “vineyard of the seas” despite the fact that there are actually no vineyards within the town (there are a number of popular wineries and vineyards in the surrounding area, …
San Pedro de Atacama seems much too small to absorb the throngs of tourists attracted here by the weird and wonderful scenery of the surrounding area but it does. Every backpacker in northern Chile seems to pass through here, and San Pedro de Atacama hostels welcome them. San Pedro de Atacama hostels are plentiful and …
Iquique is a port town in the northern part of Chile, on the Pacific coast. It has a dry desert climate. Buses operate through the town, heading north to Peru, and south to Chile’s capital, Santiago. There are also flights that operate from the Diego Aracena International Airport in Iquique. There are many Iquique …