The hidden treasures of Chile are not necessarily remote places, but very little visited For the tourists. Each of them has a natural beauty that shakes and makes it worth the trip to visit them.
The most interesting of these sites is precisely the fact that they have not yet been invaded by tourism commercial. Therefore, they allow a deep encounter with nature. They are a true gift for the senses.
Almost all regions of that country have sites that have been little explored, despite their beauty or uniqueness. They are especially suitable for hiking enthusiasts, since many of them are only accessible on foot. These are 10 of those hidden treasures of Chile.
The lagoons of Cotacotani are one of those hidden treasures of Chile that are worth knowing. The place is surrounded by snowy peaks. They have a large number of islands and islets of volcanic origin. The site is home to at least 120 native species, among which the flamingo duck stands out.
This beautiful lagoon is called 'the secret best kept of Biobío '. And the truth is that very few travelers get there. It is accessed through the vehicular road of Fundo Rañilhueno, in the Tricauco mountain range. The place is suitable for fans of trekking and camping. Its landscape is spectacular.
Punta Estaquilla is one of those fabulous places that are not yet exploited even if they have all the potential for it. That is precisely one of its charms: the place is still oblivious to the invasion of commerce. There are penguins and wolves, in addition to fabulous beaches. It is very easily accessed from Puerto Montt.
The Lejía lagoon is almost 4500 meters above sea level. Perhaps because of that, or because of the particular conditions of the Atacama, the site is absolutely beautiful. Its waters are hypersaline and this gives them a fantastic color. It is a natural water mirror for Lascar volcano and offers a dreamlike panorama.
The Juncal waterfall is a spectacle of nature. It is in the heart of the Atacama mountain range and its great peculiarity is that the fall of water freezes in winter and offers a panorama that can rarely be seen in the world. There are also fabulous hot springs there. You get there on Route 32 from Copiapó and then on the way to El Salvador.
The Pichillancahue glacier is very different from others of its kind. This is located in the Villarrica volcano and therefore remains covered with ashes. It is reached on a route that starts from Pucón and begins in a fabulous forest of araucarias. The walk takes a total of about three and a half hours. In the end, the landscape rewards with its panoramic.
They look like a wonderful replica of the famous Torres del Paine. It is a dream for climbers. It is a remote place in the Aysén region, an area that is impressive in itself. Sometimes the sun hits the summits and it seems as if they are on fire. It is one of the hidden treasures of Chile that is accessed through Coyhaique.Duhatao - Lin Linoe / Wikimedia Commons
It is another one of those hidden treasures of Chile that has the potential to overwhelm any traveler. It is located on the island of Chiloé and it is a bay whose environment has practically not been touched by man. It is in the commune of Acnud and its rugged relief is a spectacle for the eyes.
The Salto de la Olla seems the perfect setting for a fairy tale. It is located in the town of Pilmaiquen, which, in turn, is located between Osorno and Entrelagos. The jump is about 20 meters high and is surrounded by mountains and forests so beautiful, they end up giving it that magical place atmosphere.
Although it seems incredible, this is one of those hidden treasures of Chile that is located a short distance from the capital of that country and Valparaíso. The biggest surprise is that on the summit is the Inca lagoon, a beautiful concentration of crystal clear water. The landscape is glacial, dominated by rocks. From the top you can reach an incomparable panoramic view of the Andes mountain range.