Destination of the Month - February
Where it’s warm and certainly not -15 degrees outside. Chile is known for the Andes Mountains, Atacama Desert and its UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Santiago is the capital of Chile and surrounded by vast mountain-tops. Here you are able to shop, dance and eat like a Chilean. Since Chile is so close to the Pacific coast, seafood is a local favourite.
Easter Island is best known for the Moai statues. These statues were created dating all the way back to the 13th and 16th centuries. They are human like statues thought to be made in honour of past ancestors and chiefs.
Torres del Paine National Park has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1978. It is known for its Cordillera Paine mountains and bright blue glaciers and lakes.
Valparaiso, “The Jewel of the Pacific”, is filled with colour and character. It is overflowing with narrow roads, hills and staircases; a large inspiration for poets and painters.
The Hand of the Desert is in the middle of the Atacama Desert. It is simply a hand-shaped sculpture that is known all across the world. This landmark is free to visit, far from the city and 36 feet tall!
Did you know?
Chile is home to the world’s largest swimming pool, it can hold 66 million gallons of water.
It is a World Class wine destination.
Chile has lots of wildlife, even penguins.
There are five UNESCO World Heritage sites.