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Fun Facts to Know About Chile by Henry Arnault
With its cosmopolitan capital,
charming coastal cities, internationally acclaimed wines, natural wonders
and magnificent Patagonian landscapes, Chile is one of the best destinations
in South America. Its countless and diverse attractions make it a dream
destination for all types of travelers: from adventure to culture, relaxation
to thrills, Chile has something for everybody. If you don't know much about
this extremely rich country, here are X fun facts you should know - to
help you plan your next Chile vacation or just show off during dinner parties.
is a charming town on the Pacific coast only a few kilometers from the
capital, Santiago. It was recognized
as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2002 thanks to its unique cultural
and architectural treasures. It myriad hills are covered by colorful, chaotic
constructions and all offer amazing views of the Valparaiso bay below.
It's also the only city in Chile with working trolleys, riding up and down
2. Chile is home to the driest
town on earth. The northern desert part of the country, known as the Atacama
Desert, is teeming with extraordinary natural phenomenon, including the
small town of Quillaga. In 2000, a British Television crew visited this
remote town and found sufficient meteorological records to prove that it
really is the driest on the planet.
one of the larger ports of northern Chile, received its name from a derivation
of the native Aymara word "ique-ique", which means "place of rest and tranquility".
The radioactive thermal springs of Mamiña, a nearby town, are believed
to relieve the aches and pains of old age, and were regularly visited by
former dictator General Augusto Pinochet.
4. The smallest member of
the deer family, the Andean pudu has its origins in the Andes of southern
Chile. This tiny 40-centimeter tall deer only weighs up to 10 kg is one
of the most vulnerable species listed in Chile. This is a result of a loss
of habitat but also because their bizarre appearance, with short spiked
antlers, has made them a target for poaching for zoos. The southern Andes
of Chile are also a great place to spot the Andean huemul, a mountain deer
native to the country and one of Chile's symbols.
Island, a small island famous for its archeological treasures and tragic
history is home to an emergency landing site for US space shuttles. Located
3,790 kilometers away from mainland Chile in the Pacific Ocean, the island's
airport has an extended runway built especially for this purpose.
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Terrado Club, Iquique
quiet area of Playa Brava is located Terrado Club, a hotel that perfectly
combines the relaxing environment with the business activities. The ideal
place to experience the pleasure of visiting Iquique. Lucky to be a few
steps from the most important beaches of the city, shopping malls and banks,
makes the shift from Terrado Club to any point in Iquique very speedy.
Meanwhile, for those who seek to prioritize the perfect break during your
sleep-time, its suites have been carefully designed to deliver it. And
when is time for eat or talk of business together Haute Cuisine, El Jardín
Restaurant and Humberstone Bar, stand as the best option within their facilities.
just down the street from the Playa Brava and Cavancha districts, the Radisson
Iquique hotel is nestled comfortably between the beautiful Pacific Ocean
and the mighty Atacama Desert. Here, you'll enjoy 78 spacious hotel rooms,
high-speed, wireless Internet access, meeting rooms and our on-site restaurant.
In addition, our Iquique, Chile hotel features a 24-hour Business Center,
Health Club, outdoor pool and a Cocktail Lounge. Reserve your guest room
online today and discover the comfort and convenience of the Radisson Hotel
Iquique. Brick Restaurant at the Radisson blends international cuisine
with local Chilean specialties, with an emphasis on delicious seafood.