The Southern Coast Travel Guide


Plan Your The Southern Coast Vacation

The sliver of land known as the Southern Coast stretches for more than 1,000 km (620 mi), from the southernmost part of the administrative district of Los Lagos through the northern part of Aisén (locally spelled Aysén). Sandwiched between the tranquil valleys of the Lake District and the wondrous ice fields of Patagonia, it largely consists of heavily forested mountains, some of which rise dramatically from the shores of shimmering lakes, others directly out of the Pacific Ocean. Slender waterfalls and nearly vertical streams, often seeming to emerge from the rock itself, tumble and slide from neck-craning heights. Some dissipate into misty nothingness before touching the ground, others flow into the innumerable rivers—large and small, wild and gentle—heading westward to the sea.


The Southern Coast Hotels

This region offers a surprisingly wide choice of accommodations. What you won't find is the blandness of chain hotels.... read more


The Southern Coast Restaurants

All manner of fish, lamb, beef, and chicken dishes are available in the Southern Coast. By and large, entrées are simple... read more


The Southern Coast Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Scenery: The Carretera Austral, a dusty dirt road blazed through southern Chile by former military dictator Augusto Pinochet, has... Read more

  • Chile's Road to Riches

    The Pan-American Highway, which snakes its way through the northern half of Chile, never quite makes it to the Southern Coast. To connect... Read more


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