7 beaches that you have to know this summer

7 ideal places in the national territory that allow us to escape the routine and disconnect from our daily lives.

Felipe Cantillana | Fundación Imagen de Chile
Felipe Cantillana | Fundación Imagen de Chile

Chile has a long coast that almost reaches 4.000 kilometers that accompanies almost its whole territory. Thanks to that, there is a wide variety of marvellous beaches that have a unique beauty. From north to south, whether in high or low temperatures, it’s possible to find different natural landscapes that without a doubt will charm those who visit them.

On this opportunity, we have decided to appreciate those beaches that stand out for their beauty, but which are still unknown to many people. Here is a list that could help you choose the perfect beach for you. You decide where to go next!

El Laucho Beach, Arica and Parinacota Region

Two kilometers south of Arica, there’s a beach with warm water and almost no waves waiting for you. It’s perfect for a trip with the family or your group of friends. It’s possible to enjoy the sun, play some volleyball or do kayaking. If you prefer some adventure, you can also practice some scuba diving.

Besides of having a great family environment, parasols and chairs are available for the public. Definitely the perfect place to have some rest.

Alexson Scheppa Peisino | Wikicommons

Alexson Scheppa Peisino | Wikicommons

Zapatilla beach, Atacama Region

25 kilometers from Chañaral in the Atacama Region, it’s the beautiful Zapatilla beach. How to get there? While on the Ruta 5 you have to keep an eye for a sneaker (“zapatilla” in spanish) painted over a rock. This is an indication that you’re on the right path, and that you are only 2 kilometers away from your destination.

Among the different activities that you can enjoy are the small pools, perfect for children to enjoy the beach in a safe way. For the rest of the family the beach also has some big pools. But remember, since this beach it’s located in the north of the country, bathing season can last longer than in other places, allowing visitors to come to this place not only during summer.

Quintay beach, Valparaíso Region

This beach is located 47 kilometers from the city of Valparaíso, and it’s surrounded with delicious traditional food restaurants. This side of the coast is perfect to go for a walk, relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape that mixes the green of the forest, the blue of the sea and the white sand. Besides taking a dip on the ocean, you can take some scuba diving lessons. Boring is not going to be a word on your vocabulary if you spend your summer holiday here.

Andrew Latham | Wikicommons

Andrew Latham | Wikicommons

Buchupureo Beach, Biobío Region

Buchupureo has some smooth sand and some big waves, making it one of the favorite beaches for surfers in the area, reaching heights from 1 meter up to 6 meters. Perfect for a day full of adventure and adrenaline. Once you are in the place, and if you are looking where to stay, there are cabins and restaurants within the area. If you feel like going, take note: it’s locate only 13 kilometer north from Cobquecura beach, and less than an hour from the city.

Maule Beach in Puerto Saavedra, La Araucanía Region

Maule beach is located just 2 kilometers away from Puerto Saavedra and it reaches almost 4 kilometers of black and grey sand. A strange natural phenomenon that gives this place a unique aspect. This beach is located at the feet of the Maule Hill and it is a must for those who visit the area.

Besides, there are several services for tourists, such as camping areas, accommodation and traditional food. Key elements so you can enjoy your stay during this holiday season. Despite the fact that the beach is not suitable for bathing due to its waves, it’s mainly visited by those who love surfing and fishing.

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Chile Sorprendente

Ahui Beach, Los Lagos Region

In Ahuai you can ride a bike, go for a jog or walk through the coast of Ancud. Where is it? In northern Chiloe, in Los Lagos Region. A place where you will be captivated by the mysticism of the region.

If you decide to visit this area this summer, rest assured that you will enjoy an amazing landscape, where you will enjoy clear water and vegetation. On the border of the coast there is a big rock from where you can enjoy the sunset and the Quetalmahue gulf.

Raúl Marín Balmaceda Beach, Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region

Near the Carretera Austral, in the Aysén Region, it’s located the Raúl Marín Balmaceda port. Locals claim that one of the biggest attractions of the area is the idea of visiting a place with untouched landscapes. This quality will make your holidays into the perfect getaway to relax and enjoy a wonderful view.

Now, if you prefer some activity there are adventures waiting for you, such as navigating on a boat, fishing, camping, trekking and enjoying the delicious cuisine. And if all of this is not enough, grab your phone or your camera and capture the beautiful fauna; among many species you will see whales, sea lions and beautiful birds.

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Source: www.chileestuyo.cl

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