Popular Tourist Attractions in Chile

Popular Tourist Attractions in Chile
Places to Visit in Chile
Wondering what there is to see in Chile?

If you’re wondering how Chile compares to other vacation destinations in South America such as Argentina and Brazil, you’ll be glad to know that there are lots of attractions to see and visit in Chile that you’ll be spoiled for choice!

Some of our favorite attractions in Chile that you must visit are as follows:

Easter Island Moai Headstones

The stone heads in Easter Island are without a doubt, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Chile. In fact, the majority of people that travel to Chile on vacation come to see these enigmatic Moai headstone statues.

Most of these headstones are located on the Rapa Nui National Park which also includes the Rano Raraku crater where the largest of the Moai headstones is located (over 70ft in height and over 200 tons in weight).

San Pedro de Atacama

The town of San Pedro de Atacama is a popular base for trekking and climbing tours in Chile as the area is surrounded by volcanoes such as the Licancabur Volcano, and fantastic landscape such as the Atacama Desert where you’ll find the elusive Llamas.
San Pedro de Atacama in Chile
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Besides climbing and trekking tours, San Pedro de Atacama is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Chile because of the Tulor and El Tatio attractions.

El Tatio boasts lots of geysers which you can see bubbling away, while the Tulor is an archeological site where you can see a village remains, and visit the famous Archeological Museum of Gustavo Le Paige where you can see an interesting collection of artifacts belonging to the Atacameno people.

Vina del Mar

The city of Viña del Mar boasts four of the most popular tourist attractions in Chile which are Renaca Beach, Fonck Museum, Casino Vina del Mar, and the International Song Festival. the latter one is no doubt, the biggest event in Chile and one of the top music events in South America as it draws hundreds of famous artists from every corner of the world.
Vina del Mar in Chile

Out of all four, the Fonck Museum can easily be the highlight of your trip to Vina del Mar, especially if you can’t make the trip to Easter Inland, as the museum boasts the only Moai headstone in mainland Chile, as well as many objects of the native cultures from Chile such as Rapanui, Atacameños, Diaguitas and Mapuches.

In addition to this, the Fonck museum boasts of a wide collection of Peruvian pre-Columbian jars. In the area of natural sciences there is a complete sample of arthropods and animals of different zones of the country. You'll find the Fonck museum in Viña del mar at 4 norte #786 corner 1 oriente. It's open: Mon 10:00-14:00 and 15:00-18:00; Tues-Sat 10:00-18:00; Sunday and holidays 10:00-14:00

Isla (island) Mocha

Isla Mocha is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts in Chile looking to enjoy long treks and walks along the beach, or ecotourism.

You’ll be able to do everything from fishing and whale watching tours to excursions into the the island's nature reserve as well as wreck diving excursions to explore pirate shipwrecks.
Mocha Island in Chile

If you're wondering hoe to get here, you can get to Mocha Island either by boat from the town of Tirua, or with a tour company in Concepcion who organizes trips to Mocha Island by plane.

Stone Eagle

Stone Eagle lookout point is located in Nahuelbuta National Park and it’s one of the most popular tourist attractions in Chile as this viewpoint offers memorable views of the ocean and the Andes Mountains.
Stone Eagle Lookout in Chile

If you’re wondering how to get to Nahuelbuta National Park, the park is located around 2 hours’ drive from the city of Los Angeles and it’s easily accessible by car.

Pichilemu Surf Competitions

Pichilemu Surf Competitions are some of the popular tourist attractions in Chile, especially if you're a surfing enthusiast looking to see some of the best surfers in the world.
Attractions in Chile

Surfing competitions are held in early November in Punta de Lobos Beach (around 3 miles from Pichilemu), which is actually one of the best surfing spots in Chile for extreme surfing.

Punta de Lobos is also not far from the beach resort of Pichilemu, and it’s definitely worth passing by since you'll be able to check out black-sand beaches, the old railway station and the museum of Nino Rural which boasts cool pre-Columbian artifacts.

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