5 places in Chile You Didn’t Know Existed
Chile is a long country, and, as a consequence, it has a great variety of climates and places to visit. This makes for a very long list of tourist attractions. In the north, an arid and desert-like climate is found, whereas the southern end of the country offers a more humid weather, and therefore, green landscapes with lush forests.
Maybe you’ve heard about Bahía Inglesa, Torres del Paine, Villarrica, Punta Arenas, Iquique, among others. However, all the regions in Chile have amazing places to visit, even some that are not really well-known, and which we barely knew existed.
Here is a list of 5 places you didn’t know existed in Chile and that you should add to your list of places to visit.
- Juncal Waterfall in the Atacama Region
In the Atacama region, towards the cordillera, you can live an adventure in the Juncada Waterfall, a place that during winter offers a wonderful view of the frozen waterfall.
The vistas from the Atacama Cordillera are amazing throughout the year, but during cold season, when the water of the waterfall solidifies, they are truly breath-taking. Moreover, there are also thermal baths in the same place.
- Legía Lagoon in the Antofagasta Region
In the northern part of Chile, in the Antofagasta region, you’ll marvel at one of the few saltwater lagoons located towards the high plateau area.
At 4,350 meters above sea level, you’ll be able to appreciate the reflection of the sky and of the volcanic belt in the waters of the lagoon.
- Polloquere Termal Baths
In the Surire Salt Flat National Monument, located in the Arica and Parinacota Region, you can find two lagoons with temperatures around 60ºC, which are the hottest thermal waters in the country.
While you enjoy a bath in the water full of minerals you can also appreciate the landscape and the fauna that surrounds the area; among the fauna present in this place, you can find a great number of flamencos, and because of this, it is necessary to keep quiet.
- La Olla Waterfall in Puyehue
In the south of Chile, in the Los Lagos region, towards Puyehue, you can find a waterfall that’s 20 meters high, which is surrounded by a lush forest and rocks that turn reddish due to the effect of the water. Depending on the dates you visit, the intensity of the water falling will vary.
- Jeinimeni Lunar Valley
The Aysén region keeps a lot of secrets, and one of those is the Jeinimeni Lunar Valley. Surrounded by strange rock formations of intense red colors, you’ll feel like you’re in a sci-fi movie.