Almost every part of Chile deserves a mention under the tag of splendid, and almost every attraction is worth your time. But there are few that are simply in a league of their own. Dramatic' is how tourists like to introduce Chile in a nutshell. And that is exactly how Chile is. It is a very narrow
country with no more than 450 km at its widest point. It runs along the coastline covering many thousands a kilometer.
The northern part of Chile is covered by arid deserts and is totally different from the southern side which is covered by glacial landscape. It seems as if they are two different countries. Chile covers a total distance of nearly 756,950 km2 and shares a border with Peru in north, Bolivia to the northeast, and Argentina in the south.
Easter Islands, for example, is one of its kind attraction, famous for its gigantic statues called Easter Heads. The national parks too are considered the best in entire South America. They are very well maintained giving tourists a better chance to sight animal species. They are also known for the wonderful trek routes taking you to even the most remote sections of the parks.
Adventure sports, especially water sports have played a major role in promoting Chile as a global tourism destination. With a coastline of more than 6000 km, Cuba has some really diverse beaches. Every beach has its own specialty. Some are splendid for surfing, some for diving, few are good for swimming and some are great just to hang around. The Andes mountain has also brought many adventure lovers to Chile for its unmatched trekking and skiing opportunities.
Santiago is the capital and the largest city of Chile. It is situated right in the center of the country. The city has seen a surge in its economic activity making it one of the most developed metropolitan city in South America. Major attractions in Santiago are Centro Cultural Palacio de La Moneda, Museo Arqueológico de Santiago and Palacio de La Moneda . Other important cities of Chile are Puente Alto, Maipú and La Florida. [-]