CHILE: An Attractive Country
To the North, we border with Peru, to the Northeast with Bolivia. In the northern
part of Chile, our lands have broad, white sandy beaches, desert and the Andes.
There, you will find the largest copper mines in the world, salt flats, archaeological
sites, lagoons and volcanoes over six thousand meters high.
Over 4.500 kilometers of mountains and seashore make Chile the longest and narrowest
country in the world with startling contrasts and extreme beauty. Attractions
range from the towering volcanic peaks of the Andes (with the highest volcano
in South America), the most arid desert worldwide, ancient forests in the Lake
District and hosting the coldest yet most beautiful icy scenery of the southern
Chile is a land of contrasts with its lakes, snow, millennial forests, and sand
and iron summits. Its people are friendly and a mixture of Native Indian, Spanish,
German, Italian, English, Croatian, Arabian, and other backgrounds; its inhabitants
are people who once traveled to this exotic land, fell in love with it and stayed.
The central area of the country is greener than the North due to increased rains
and therefore, allowing for a much more developed agricultural sector. Chile's
best known wines are grown in this area, which is also known for its luscious
fruits and vegetables, rodeos, mountain-climbing, colonial buildings and the opportunity
to ski in the morning and sunbathe in the beach in the afternoon. The South is
host to rivers running wild, snow-capped volcanoes, thermal hot springs, fly-fishing,
ancient forests visited and studied by Charles Darwin, beautiful fjords, small
picturesque towns founded by German immigrants and the biodiversity unique of
Patagonia. The pathway across Cape Horn leads to Chile's greatest treasure: its
Antarctic territory, surrounded by penguins, whales and walruses swimming wild
and inhabited by Chilean families and more than a few bold and daring scientist.
Finally, Chile also has the privilege of owning the mysterious Easter Island and
its silent giant statues, which are the legacy of a fascinating civilization disappeared