|Torres del Paine National Park, Chilean Patagonia - Photo: chiledesarrollosustentable.cl|
The recognition is well- deserved because Chile has everything a traveller could wish, covering a territory that spans over 6,000 km. from the Atacama Desert, the driest in the World on the North end of the country down to the Antarctic Continent. Precisely the main factors that explain the variety of climates and landscapes in Chile is the lenght of the country, which spans more than 39 degrees of latitude and reaching 72 if the Antarctic Territory is included. Its crazy geography also highlights The Andes, with incredible mountains that are home to numerous world-class Ski Resorts; the Valdivian temperate rain forests, the only temperate rainy forests in South America; Southern Chile, recognized as one of the most beautiful places on Earth, full of unforgettable landscapes, slopes of volcanoes and mountains that in the Winter turn into crowded Winter Sports Centers, lakes, rivers and beautiful nature, which don't leave anyone indifferent; Chiloe Island, rich in Mythologhy, Gastronomy, traditions and nature.
|Surfing at Pichilemu Beach, Central Chile - Photo: chiledesarrollosustentable.cl|