Welcome to Chile! The Republic of Chile is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chilean territory also includes the Pacific islands such as Easter Island in Oceania.

Chile has understood how to become an authentic development magnet for its citizens and professionals around the world, given the consistency of its institutions and economy. With a privileged geography in terms of landscape variety, Chile welcomes foreigners with a perfect mix of natural beauty, social security, political stability, growing human development and modern infrastructure. Together, these features make our country one of the best living destinations in Latin America.

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Valparaíso

Located only 40 miles away from one of the most important valleys in the country, Casablanca Valley. The increasing importance of Valparaiso as the first port of the Pacific, made the colonial road linking the port with Santiago an important route for the country.  Despite not having a formal foundation as a city, it is today an important administrative, commercial and cultural centre and university town.

Valparaiso's main features in terms of tourism are its houses teetering on the hills, its funiculars and its people. Due to the geographical distribution of Valparaiso, places like Mirador Portales, Mirador Esperanza, Mirador O'Higgins, Mirador Marina Mercante, 21 de Mayo, Paseo Yugoslavo, Paseo Gervasoni, Paseo Atkinson and Dimalow are ideal locations to enjoy outstanding panoramic views of the city port. More recently, several boutique hotels, restaurants and shops have opened, making Valparaiso a bohemian city with a variety of things to enjoy.

Valparaíso is a port city on Chilean coast. It's known for its steep funiculars and colorful, clifftop homes.

For its history, architecture and cultural diversity, UNESCO declared it "World Heritage" in July 2, 2003. At present, it is the legislative capital of Chile and the seat for four traditional universities. In the tourist scope, it is considered "The Jewel of the Pacific" for its natural charm and history. It has been the inspiration for well known plastic artists, writers and poets.

Bohemian and colorful, Valparaiso's maze of hills has long inspired poets and writers. You'll discover something new at every turn: a gem of a building, a remarkable art gallery or some little gastronomic 'find'.

Casablanca

Casablanca is nowadays considered one of the Premium cold climate valleys producing excellent white and red wines and a range of other quality varieties that have earned great international prestige. Casablanca is the birthplace of the best Sauvignon Blanc in Chile, followed closely by excellent Chardonnay and other white varieties.

Among the red varieties, the most characteristic are the excellent cold-climate Pinot Noir and Syrah that have been the most recent success stories in Chile. However, Casablanca offers a large diversity of soils and some vineyards have started to grow Cabernet Franc and Malbec.

Along with these wines, Casablanca has ventured into the production of sparkling wine, thanks to the quality of their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.