Chile‏ reveals its hidden little gems

10th May 2013

Chile's tourism leaders, not content with a record-breaking summer, aren't resting on their laurels.

They're promoting little-known destinations to lure even more tourists on tailor-made holidays to their South American country.

The National Tourism Service (Sernatur) has announced the following unsung travel spots it wants to give higher profiles to:

- Ollague: A little town at the bottom of the Aucalquincha Volcano in the Bolivian border's Antofagasta region, boasting the ruins of a mining camp.

- Caleta Los Hornos: Renowned for its fresh seafood, beaches and fishing.

- Matanzas: A "must-see" destination for surfers, windsurfers and divers in the O'Higgins Region south of Santiago.

- Romeral: Ideal for trekking holidays and renowned for its fresh fruit, hiking, river swimming and eco-tourism.

- Quinchamali: A small town in the Bio Bio region which will charm tourists with its authentic arts and crafts.

- Laraquete: A coastal town also in Bio Bio, with plenty for lovers of fresh seafood, beaches and camping.


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