Chile Travel Guide
Everything from the jewelry to the jam to the paintings on the walls is made in Chile. Take home a 22-piece set of cypress-and-alerce (a prized South American spruce) spoons and forks, carved by two sisters from Chiloe Island. A downy baby-alpaca poncho comes from the north.
Chilean architect José Cruz Ovalle (a former sculptor) has created an elegantly sinuous pavilion of curved laminated wood to house the tasting room and production facilities of Viña Pérez Cruz, in the Malpo Alto Valley southeast of Santiago.
Although showing its age, Pablo Neruda's five-story former residence is packed with tourists—and the Nobel Prize–winning poet's eclectic keepsakes (like a stuffed Venezuelan caro caro bird and Coptic tapestry from Ethiopia).
Javiera Munizaga's shoes (zebra-patterned flats, alligator stilettos) are favorites of the well-heeled.
The Aymara, Mapuche, and Ona tribal cultures serve as inspiration for the modern clothing and jewelry at Tampu.
Built to resemble a typical Chilean country house, this oak-and-stone winery is already turning out award-winning wines—after only four vintages.
Popular spot—with live music—on a street dotted with restaurants and bars.
With separate areas for different styles of music and dance, this fantastically cavernous warehouse of a club (it has room for 1,000 people) dominates a disco-filled block of oceanfront Avenida Errazuriz.
Earthwatch Institute promises a “National Geographic moment” for volunteers on the Easter Island Culture expedition.
When fashion-savvy Santiagans want to buy locally, they head to Kebo, for Carla Godoy's flirty skirts and kimonos