Chile is a stunning South American country with a diverse range of natural landscapes that attract tourists from all over the world. From the driest desert in the world to snow-covered peaks, pristine beaches, and breathtaking national parks, Chile offers a variety of experiences that cater to all sorts of travelers.

This country is blessed with both natural and cultural attractions, including ancient ruins, picturesque vineyards, quaint towns, and vibrant cities. Chile’s rich cultural heritage is also evident in its museums, art galleries, and historic sites, including UNESCO World Heritage sites like the churches of Chiloé and the mining town of Sewell.
Whether you want to go hiking in the Andes or relax on the beach, explore the vibrant cities or experience the local culture, Chile is a destination that won’t disappoint. In this guide, we will highlight some of the best tourist attractions in Chile that you won’t want to miss on your next visit.

Cerro San Cristóbal

Cerro San Cristóbal is a hill in northern Santiago with a beautiful view over the city and, on a clear day, the Andes. At the peak, there is a church and a 22 meter (72 feet) statue of the Virgin Mary. The summit can be reached by cable car or a long hike. Cerro San Cristóbal houses the Parque Metropolitano, Santiago’s largest public park. In the park there is also a botanical garden, zoo and two swimming pools.

Los Pingüinos Natural Monument

The largest penguin colonies in southern Chile, Los Pingüinos Natural Monument is home to more than 120,000 Magellanic penguins. Located on the small Magdalena Island, just one square kilometer and topped by a pretty red lighthouse, it lies 35km (22 miles) northeast of Punta Arenas. In September or October each year, the birds migrate back here and find their mate. By the end of March the penguins have returned to sea again.

Chiloé Island

Chiloé Island is the largest island of the Chiloé Archipelago in the Los Lagos Region and the second-largest island in South America after Tierra del Fuego. In part because of its physical isolation from the rest of Chile, Chiloé has a very special architecture and local culture. The Spanish who arrived in the 16th century, and Jesuit missionaries who followed, constructed hundreds of unique wooden churches in an attempt to bring Christianity to the archipelago. The result was a mixing of Catholicism and indigenous Chilean beliefs.


Get lost in the colorful chaos of Valparaiso - an artistic port city that exudes bohemian vibes, street art, and breathtaking views of the Pacific

Get lost in the colorful chaos of Valparaiso – an artistic port city that exudes bohemian vibes, street art, and breathtaking views of the Pacific

Located on the Pacific coast of the central region of Chile, Valparaíso is known for its brightly colored houses, bohemian culture and beautiful seaside views. Built upon dozens of steep hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Valparaíso boasts a labyrinth of streets and cobblestone alleyways, embodying a rich architectural and cultural legacy.

San Rafael Glacier

Located within the Laguna San Rafael National Park, the San Rafael Glacier is a giant glacier that calves into the Laguna San Rafael. The glacier is accessible only by boat or plane. The journey by boat is a spectacle in itself, passing through the narrow channels of the isolated Aisén region. What you can see from the boat is in fact just the end of the glacier’s, which extends some 15km (9 miles) from its source.