Central Chile 

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Central Chile is a region of Chile. Climate In central valleys the climate is essentially Mediterranean. This kind of climate is characterized by warm to hot, dry summers and mild to cool, wet winters.
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Santiago is the capital and economic center of Chile. With its many museums, events, theaters, restaurants, bars and other entertainment and cultural opportunities, it is also the political and cultural center of the country.

Valparaíso is a city of around 300,000 on the Pacific coast of Central Chile. Frequently referred to as simply Valpo, it is located approximately 120 km west of the capital, Santiago de Chile.

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Viña del Mar is in Central Chile and is a beach resort town close to Santiago de Chile.

Portillo is a ski resort in Central Chile. It is located close to the Argentine border and the actual skiing area runs right across the serpentine road to Mendoza.

Pichilemu is a city in Central Chile south of Valparaíso. Pichilemu is a holiday town with beaches.

Rancagua, about 85 km south of Santiago de Chile, is the capital of the VI Region of Chile.

Talca is in Central Chile. It is the capital of both Talca Province and Maule Region.

Parque Nacional Radal Siete Tazas is in the central portion of Chile. Radal Siete Tazas Park is a national park located in the central region of Chile in the Andes mountains and covers a area of 4.138 h of a mountain landscape.

Vilches is in Central Chile. Altos de Lircay national reserve. With 12,163 hectares, "Altos de Lircay national reserve" is located in the Andean mountain skirts of San Clemente, offers an attractive setting that borders the north bank of the River Lircay.

Juan Fernández Islands is a small island archipelago off the coast of Central Chile.

Algarrobo is a town and popular summer destination on the central coast of Chile.

Reñaca is a city to the north of Viña del Mar in Central Chile This small beach town is a popular destination for Santiaguinos and Argentines from Mendoza in the summer months of Jaunary and February.

Quintay is a village in Central Chile. Easily done as a daytrip from Santiago or Valparaíso.

Los Andes is a town located about 80 km north of Santiago in Central Chile. Beautiful nevados dot the horizon and the vineyards in the area makes for scenic daytrips.

El Colorado is a ski resort outside of Santiago, Chile. By car or van. You can arrange for a van at the airport.

About Central Chile

  • Location:  ,
  • Latitide of center:  34° 12' (34.2°) south
  • Longitude of center:  71° 6' (71.1°) west
  • Average elevation:  298 meters (978 feet)
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