There are many places worth visiting while in Chile, the following listings are from attractions located less than 3 hours from Estudio del Sur. However, we are happy to arrange a visit to the most powerful telescopes in the world, The Atacama Desert, The Patagonian Rainforest, Antarctica, exclusive Fly-Fishing lodges, Easter Island, and any other attractions in Chile that you would like to visit.
A relative newcomer to winegrowing, the Casablanca Valley was first planted to vine in the mid-1980s. It quickly turned a page in Chile's winemaking history. Chile's first cool-climate coastal region soon turned out crisp, fresh wines that caught the world's attention, and Chile's search for new terroirs was on.
Casablanca is located 60 miles (100km) north-west of the country's capital, Santiago and being only 20 miles (30km) from the Pacific Ocean at the furthest point, Casablanca is strongly influenced by the cooling effects of the Humboldt Current, which flows up the west coast of Chile from the Antarctic.
Valparaíso played a very important geopolitical role in the second half of the 19th century, when the city served as a major stopover for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans by crossing the Straits of Magellan. Always a magnet for European immigrants, Valparaíso mushroomed during its golden age, when the city was known by international sailors as "Little San Francisco" and "The Jewel of the Pacific". In 2003, the historic quarter of Valparaíso was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a new national law named the city "Chile's Cultural Capital."
Examples of Valparaíso's former glory include Latin America's oldest stock exchange, the continent's first volunteer fire department, Chile's first public library, and the oldest Spanish language newspaper in continuous publication in the world, El Mercurio de Valparaíso. The opening of the Panama Canal and reduction in ship traffic dealt a staggering blow to Valparaíso. The second half of the twentieth century was not kind to Valparaíso, as many wealthy families abandoned the city. Over the past 15 years, the city has staged an impressive renaissance attracting many artists and cultural entrepreneurs who have set up shop in the city's hillside historic districts. Today, many thousands of tourists visit Valparaíso from around the world to marvel and the city's unique labyrinth of cobbled alleys and colorful buildings.
Right next to Valparaiso is located the city of Viña del Mar, that is known for its placid resorts, malls, extensive coastal high buildings, hotels and various entertainment venues. The city attracts an important influx of national as well as international visitors throughout the year. If you are in the mood for a swim on the Pacific Ocean or you feel lucky to go gambling, then Viña del Mar is might be a good choice for an afternoon escape.