Central Chile is one of the 5 geographical divisions that make up our national territory; it covers the Metropolitan region, as well as the O’Higgins, Maule and Bío Bío regions, and some parts of the Valparaíso region too.
Concentrating approximately 79% of the country’s population, Central Chile is the most populated area of the nation. Moreover, it concentrates the majority of the country’s economic activity and it is the area where the different powers of the nation converge: executive, legislative and judicial.
By covering different regions, Central Chile is known for having a very particular climate, similar to a Mediterranean one. Due to this combination, the climate in this area can’t be found in other parts of the country.
Moreover, its beaches, mountains, valleys and fields, make Central Chile a preferred spot for those who seek to carry out different outdoor activities, adventure tourism, as well as for those who want to know the history and culture of the country.
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The presence of valleys and an ideal weather for working on fertile fields are part of the tradition of Central Chile and allow it to be the epicenter of the country’s production of fruits. This provides us with the most delicious and most important wines of the country.
Colchagua Valley, Casablanca Valley, among others, are areas where you’ll be able to get lost in green landscapes and taste the best wines.
Chile stands out due to its extensive coast and Central Chile concentrates a great variety of beaches, which is why it has come to be known as “Litoral Central” (Central Coast). Secret beaches with forests, ideal to find peace and disconnect, or, if you prefer it, there’s also the option of beaches within the city that offer an endless list of activities to do during the day or at night.
Santo Domingo Beach, Viña del Mar, Concón, Canelillo, among others, are some of the options that you can enjoy.
Central Chile also counts with protected areas, places whose main objective is to preserve and protect certain species. La Campana National Park, Río Cipreses Reserve, Radal Siete Tazas Park, Torca Lagoon, are some of the most well-known protected areas.