Top things to do

Top Choice Seafood in Buchupureo

El Chiringuito de Pullay

Fresh seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers and fishers – that's the philosophy behind this low-key beachfront restaurant with colorful wooden furniture. You can camp next to the restaurant (if you don't m…
Top Choice Chilean in Curicó

Restaurante Miguel Torres

Set amid sprawling vineyards, this high-end eatery cooks up gourmet versions of Chilean classics – and every dish is listed with a recommended wine pairing (lamb and quinoa paired with Reserva de Pueblo País? Si, po…
Top Choice Village in Pichilemu

Cahuil

This little village has good ocean views and a few restaurants and cabins. Head to the bridge for a 30-minute boat tour of the Laguna de Cahuil (CH$5000 per boat with up to five people), and to purchase local cerami…
Top Choice Chilean in Concepción

Lo que más quiero

Conce's top restaurant is as unstuffy as the city itself, with a whimsical woodsy aesthetic and a secret garden out back. The menu includes the largest list of salads we've seen in Chile, as well as creative meat-he…
Top Choice Steak in Chillán

Fuego Divino

Stylish restaurants are thin on the ground in Chillán – perhaps that's why the gleaming black tables here are always booked up on weekends. Or maybe it's because the expertly barbecued prime cuts of Osorno beef tast…
Top Choice Bar in Concepción

Casa de Salud

A multisensory experience for the mind, body and soul, this labyrinthine space blurs the lines between bar, club, concert venue, art gallery and cultural center. What happens when all of those things become one? Com…
National Park in Parque Nacional Radal Siete Tazas

Parque Nacional Radal Siete Tazas

The upper basin of the Río Claro marks the beginning of the ecological transition between drought-tolerant Mediterranean vegetation to the north and moist evergreen forests to the south. Here, 78km southeast of Curi…
Museum in Santa Cruz

Museo de Colchagua

Exhibiting the impressive private collection of controversial entrepreneur and alleged arms dealer Carlos Cardoen, this is the largest private museum in Chile. The collection includes pre-Columbian anthropomorphic c…
National Park in Reserva Nacional Altos de Lircay

Reserva Nacional Altos de Lircay

The great range of challenging hikes at this well-organized, easily accessible national park will leave you as short of breath as the fabulous views. Its 121 sq km cover high-Andean steppes, lagoons and deciduous fo…
National Park in Parque Nacional Nahuelbuta

Parque Nacional Nahuelbuta

Between Angol and the Pacific, the coast range rises to 1550m within the 68-sq-km Parque Nacional Nahuelbuta, one of the last non-Andean refuges of araucarias, or monkey-puzzle trees. In summer, other interesting pl…