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Visiting Chile


Chile is a long strip of land extending more than 4,000 km. (2.485 mi.) in its Continental territory. For this reason, there are seven distinct climate subtypes in the country, depending on the region and its closeness to the mountains or to the sea

  • Northern Chile

    The north of the country features a Desert climate characterized by high temperatures and low rainfall which create striking scenery such as the flowering desert in Atacama.

    In the cities closer to the coast higher humidity leads to usual cloudiness, while the Andean regions are dry, with sharp temperature changes between day and night.

  • Central Chile

    The central part of the country is mostly characterized by a Mediterranean climate, where rainfall is scarce and intense in wintertime, in contrast with dry and very hot summers.

    On the other hand, the areas closer to the Andean Cordillera feature a Tundra and Glacier climate with low temperatures, no trees and heavy snowdrift.

  • Southern Chile

    The south of Chile is characterized by its Oceanic climate, with a clear predominance of low temperatures and heavy rainfall during most of the year.

    It is also the most humid area of the country, particularly in places most distant from Santiago. 

  • Easter Island

    This Polynesian island has a Tropical climate with relative constant temperatures during day and night throughout all seasons of the year as a result of the influence of the Pacific Ocean.

    It is also one of the rainiest places in Chile, as its location and atmospheric conditions provide a perfect scenario for rainfall every month.

  • Antarctic Territory

    Very low (below 0°C) temperatures, with dry air and glaciers covering nearly all the territory are some of the characteristics of the Polar climate in the Antarctic.

    Precipitation is quite low, mainly in the form of snowfall, and overall conditions are very hostile for human life.