Coastal Drylands – Camino Real de la Costa

Follow this route for an encounter with rural spaces that are veritable museums of Chilean history. The landscape brings together the countryside and the sea – customs associated to fishing, harvesting algae and shellfish, side-by-side with sheep and goat raising.

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Location: Cardenal Caro Province, Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins Region.

Distance: 167 km.

Travel Time: 2 days.

Travel Mode: Automobile.

Season: Year round.

Landmarks: 12.

Main Attractions: Follow this route for an encounter with rural spaces that are veritable museums of Chilean history. The landscape brings together the countryside and the sea – customs associated to fishing, harvesting algae and shellfish, side-by-side with sheep and goat raising. The products of both were transported to Valparaiso through this route. During the colonial period, it was the only access route between Corregimiento Colchagua and the port of Valparaiso, for the shipment of products to Spain and the Viceroyship of Peru. During your drive, enjoy the classic colonial rural architecture of large adobe houses with clay roof tiles and inner courtyards.

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