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Try Chile's classic hot dog for "Completo Day"!

May 24, 2017 - 17:36

In Chile, May 24th can only mean one thing: it’s Dia de Completo, or Completo Day!

What is a completo? It’s Chile’s favorite kind of dog - hot dog, that is.

Just as with cities like Chicago and New York, which have their own quintessential versions of hotdogs in the “Chicago Dog” or the “New York hotdog”, the completo is Chile’s classic fast food ‘dog, although they’re a little more lenient with swapping out toppings.

These Chilean Hot Springs Are The Perfect Place To Soak During Winter

May 16, 2017 - 15:04
colina_hotspring_el_morado

Chile’s location on the far end of the Pacific Ring of Fire - a geographic hotspot of tectonic plate movement and active fault lines that results in regular volcanic and seismic activity - has an unexpected but welcome side effect: a network of close to 270 thermal hot springs spanning the length of the country, many of them perfect for a relaxing soak on a cold winter’s day.

The Ultimate Guide to Skiing in Chile

May 11, 2017 - 15:23
SKI, VALLE NEVADO, SANTIAGO, CONCHA Y TORO

Perched above steep valleys and clinging to snow-covered slopes throughout one of the most dramatic mountain ranges on Earth, Chile’s world-class ski resorts have everything you need to hit the slopes and spend your days “shoop-shoop-shooping” down some pretty epic runs and soaking up that high altitude sunshine and chilled air.

But with so many choices, how to pick the best resort for your skiing needs? Are you a downhill person, or more nordic? What about variety of runs? Different terrains? Groomed or powder? Where has the best snowfall?

EcoCamp’s 15th Anniversary Celebration With Chilean Band BORAJ

May 8, 2017 - 12:55

The 2016-17 season is over.

Yet for all those who traveled to EcoCamp – or worked with us – during these 8 months, this season was unlike any other season. EcoCamp was born 15 years ago, when Javier Lopez, Yerko Ivelic and Nani Astorga founded the first geodesic hotel in the world in the wilds of Torres del Paine National Park. During the past 15 years EcoCamp has become one of the most inspiring hotels in the world, while creating lifelasting memories for guests from around the world and serving as a model for sustainable tourism worldwide.

Celebrate World Penguin Day With These 15 Facts about Penguins in Chile

April 25, 2017 - 11:32
penguins in chile

Who doesn’t love an adorable penguin!? With their waddling gait, cute cries, and whimsical personalities, they are loved the world over, and Chile is one of the best places to see several species of penguins up close and personal.

So to celebrate World Penguin Day, enjoy these facts about Chile’s favorite flightless birds (sorry, Lesser Rhea).

4 Books About Chile to Fuel Your Wanderlust for International Book Day

April 23, 2017 - 15:19
reading on the terrace

As any lover of literature knows, reading takes you to places you’ve never been, and travel writing is especially transportive. Weaving personal experience with useful and insightful facts and information, travel books, or “travelogues”, have been a part of travel since the time of Marco Polo. Since then, as humans have traveled and explored the globe, they’ve kept records of their travels to help those who will follow in their footsteps.

10 dishes from north to south that Chileans love to eat during the winter

April 17, 2017 - 15:31
cordero al palo

It may be heading toward summer in the northern hemisphere, but down in the southern half of the world, winter has getting ready to set in, and nothing helps people get through the long, cold days and nights better than some hearty seasonal foods and beverages using delicious native ingredients and recipes passed down from generation to generation. 

Get to know Puerto Natales - The Gateway to Torres del Paine

March 16, 2017 - 12:07
Hotel on Puerto Natales Waterfront

Known as the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park, the town of Puerto Natales may seen by many as a quick stopover before heading off into the surrounding wilderness in search of adventure and natural wonder, but taking a few days to explore the town and its immediate surroundings offers a glimpse into the diverse and fascinating history and culture of this part of Patagonia.

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