One of the longest countries in the world, Chile has over 6,000 kilometers of Pacific Coast real estate, not counting the world-famous Easter Island, which is also part of Chile. This diverse country includes the Andes Mountains stretching south from Peru, the huge city of Santiago, and Torres del Paine National Park, which is part of the Patagonia region shared with Argentina.
QUICK CHILE FACTS
Currency: Chilean Peso can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Chile, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.
Power Points: Most power points are the same as most European power points (2 circular prongs). Obviously I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter especially for non Europeans.
Official Language: The official language of Chile is Chilean Spanish, which is different to Spanish spoken in Spain.
Health: Thea few health concerns in Chile for travellers such as risk of altitude sickness if you travel above 2500m and outbreaks of Zika virus and dengue fever have occurred on Easter Island. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination. The tap water is generally safe to drink, however, it’s recommend to drink tap water as the Chilean water can upset some peoples stomachs.
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