LAND OF CONTRASTS
Surrounded by the Andes and the Pacific Ocean you can find Chile, a country full of history, culture and traditions. The variety of climates and geography makes Chile a land of extremes, palpable in its climates, its geography and its people.
The longest and thinnest country in the world runs from the Andes to the Pacific. As well as sharing borders with Argentina, Peru and Bolivia. Chile also has territories in Polynesia and Antarctica, making it a tricontinental nation.
From the high Andean plateau to the untouched southern territories at the end of the world, Chile invites you to live adventures in the middle of the world’s driest desert, in the unique rainy temperate forest of South America, in front of millennial glaciers that are waiting to be discovered or under the watchful eye of the Andes in the middle of the buzz of modern cities like its capital, Santiago.
These cultural and climatic contrasts have left an imprint on the identity of the country and its people. Warm, energetic, approachable and kind, Chileans share the love for their land, which invites you to build relationships beyond boundaries, to live unique experiences and to discover Chile.
Climate in Chile: there are places that have not seen a drop of rain in decades, while there are others where the rain brings out the green in the millennial forests. This diversity captivates and surprises its visitors. Because, as a consequence of its geography, Chile has all the climates of the planet and the four seasons are well differentiated. The warmest season is between October and April and the coldest, from May to September.
The temperature drops down as you travel south. In the north, the heat of the day remains during the day while the nights are quite cold. The central area has more of a Mediterranean climate and the south has lower temperatures and recurring rainfall throughout the year.
CHILE'S CUSTOMS & TRADITIONS
The wisdom and expressions of the soul that are passed on from generation to generation are manifested in customs that are as diverse as our landscapes.
Festivals that enchant and capture their participants, feature costumes and masks that shine under the Altiplanic sun during the Tirana Festival. Myths and legends come to life in the magical Polynesian rituals of Easter Island. While in Chiloé, the solidarity of the
Minga celebrates the common effort of building or moving a local house by a group of people. There is a broad diversity of festivities, where the Independence Day celebrations are central.
During September 18th and 19th, we celebrate our independence with parties. We gather in “fondas” to enjoy typical food, while we dance to the rhythm of “cueca” and other popular music.
It is the imaginarium of a country and its people, which preserves and recreates the essence of an ancestral past throughout the entire country.