Chilean geography is best known for its variety of climates and sceneries. Arid desert, fields of fruit and beautiful beaches, volcanoes, lakes, worlds second largest rain forest, plus fyords and canals, pampas and glaciers. Well known “Easter Island” is off the coast. The deserts in the North, the central valleys, and the Lake Region in the South make Chile an ideal place for vacation and adventure. Throughout the years, Chile has become a politically stable country with a growing economy which, in turn, makes it a safe and perfect place to immerse oneself in the culture. Chile’s population is about 15 million. Official language is “Spanish”, and its currency the Chilean peso. Overall, it is a “mestizo” country, of mixed European and indigenous extraction.
Vina Del Mar, known as “The Garden City” was founded in 1874. It is considered as the capital of Chilean “tourism”, for it is the most important resort area in Chile along the Pacific shoreline. Vina Del Mar is part of the Fifth Region and it is located next to the Regional Capital City of Santiago, as well as links with sister-city “Valparaiso” which is the main seaport and seat of Parliament. The climate is similar to San Francisco, Blue Coast in the Mediterranean Sea, Cape City in South Africa, and Perth, Australia.