Travel Inspiration: Chile
I'm starting a new section of my blog dedicated to showing inspiring places to visit around the world. I'm going to be sharing some of the things that makes each place unique, cool areas to visit in the region/country/city/state, fascinating places to see and much more. In this blog post, Chile is the country of choice.
Chile is a beautiful country that I would love to see more of. I've been once on a brief trip back in 2016-2017 to celebrate New Years. In the short time I spent in Santiago, I really enjoyed the city and everything it had to offer. I've recently read up a lot more on the top things to do and see within the country and I wanted to share that here. We're going to look at some of Chile's spectral natural features and very unique areas that certainly attract my attention. Here are some of the places and things I'd love to see and do.
1. Atacama Desert
The Atacama Desert is one of the driest places on earth and home to some truly breathtaking scenery. Extreme temperatures ensure that only certain types of wildlife can inhabit this land and a trip to this desert can mean spotting of rare types of birds and mammals. In addition to this, this is one of the only places on earth with 300+ days of clear skies a year and zero light pollution exist. This is also where the world's largest ground telescope is located.
2. San Alfonso del Mar
This private resort in Algarrobo, Chile has the world's largest pool by square area. Sitting at over 3,300 feet in length, this pool s indeed so big that you can not only swim in it, but also do many water sports such as paddle board, kayak, and sail. Who doesn't want to sail a boat across the world's largest pool?
3. El Tito Geyser
This natural geyser is located in the Andes Mountains and is the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere. The lagoons and surrounding valleys make this natural beauty a must see. When you visit expect to see steam and sometimes violent-looking eruptions.
4. Climb The Andes
The Andes is one of the largest mountain ranges in the world, stretching across the western coast of South America. What makes climbing these mountains so unique is the varied terrain you may encounter. The mountains have vast forests, deserts, volcanos, and other beautiful sights to be seen. If seeing the Andes isn't already on your bucket list, now may be the time to add it.
5. Easter Island
Now this place is certainly unique. Easter Island is a remote volcanic land mass located more than 2,000 miles off the coast of Chile. Many of you have probably seen the giant Easter Island heads this place is famous for. I think of Night at the Museum every time I see them. Currently there is only one airline that flies to the tiny island, (LATAM Chile), and flights are often infrequent.
All of the above gives me the desire to visit Chile again and explore its many wonders. If there is a certain country you're interested in traveling to write it in the comments below and it might become the next travel inspiration post.