Destination guide

Must-see attractions in vibrant Chile

Set on a thin sliver of land between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, Chile should be on everybody's bucket list. Stretching from the Atacama Desert in the north to lush Patagonia in the south, there are activities and attractions to suit all tastes in this exciting, vibrant country. Take some time to visit Santiago, the hip and happening capital city, but whether culture, nature or adventure are on the agenda, Chile vacation rentals place you in the heart of the action.

Things to do

South American cool in Chile's capital city

For a change of scenery, Santiago comes up trumps. Once little more than a launchpad for the rest of the country, Chile's capital has cast its backwater reputation aside and blossomed into the coolest of South American cities. Renowned museums, the neoclassical Metropolitan Cathedral and Palace of the Real Audiencia and an array of dazzling street art serve up culture aplenty, though for a truly local flavor, it's worth exploring the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista, an edgy spot teeming with upmarket galleries, bars and independent boutiques. At weekends, the open-air crafts market that runs along Pio Nono is well worth a visit.

Activities

Outdoor adventures in Chile

Outdoor adventure comes easy in this part of the world. For many travelers, this means a trip to Cajon del Maipo, a stunning gorge just a short hop from Santiago. Here, you can enjoy everything from climbing and cycling to hiking and horseback riding amid amazing mountain scenery. When you've had your fill, a quick trip to the nearby hot pools, such as the Banos Morales thermal springs, will refresh the senses before you return to Cajon del Maipo, where trendy restaurants and breweries provide the perfect excuse to overindulge.

Weather

Seasonal appeal in Chile

Extreme weather variations are part of the deal in Chile. The country's north is home to the driest non-polar desert on earth, while in the south, cool and damp conditions are par for the course. In comparison, central Chile has a touch of the Mediterranean to it, with temperatures in the 80s during the summer season. During winter, particularly in June and July, there's a spike in demand for Chile vacation rentals, as winter sports fans flock to the area to make the most of the snowfall at the Osorno Volcano and Valle Nevado ski resorts.

Natural features

Discover diverse landscapes in Chile

A landscape that is as diverse as it is unforgettable can be found on the doorstep of your Chile vacation rental. The star turns here include the jaw-dropping glaciers and ragged mountains of Patagonia's Torres del Paine National Park, and the arid and otherworldly landscape of the Atacama Desert. The unique experiences don't end there, though. Adventurous travelers might choose to kayak through the country's scenic Lake District or perhaps climb the Villarrica Volcano. Should you have time to spare, Chile's capital city is one of only 2 places on earth to offer flights to Easter Island.

How many vacation rentals are available around Chile?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,181 vacation rentals around Chile. From 261 house rentals to 721 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Chile?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Chile. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Santiago: 360 vacation rentals
  • Viña del Mar: 258 vacation rentals
  • La Serena: 66 vacation rentals
  • Las Condes: 350 vacation rentals
  • Pucón: 97 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Chile! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Chile?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Chile:

  • Santiago: 360 rentals
  • Viña del Mar: 258 rentals
  • La Serena: 66 rentals
  • Las Condes: 350 rentals
  • Pucón: 97 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Chile?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Chile are:

  • Vina del Mar (KNA): 270 vacation rentals
  • Valparaiso (VAP-Rodelillo Airfield): 268 vacation rentals
  • Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (SCL): 349 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Chile?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Chile. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Valle Nevado Ski Resort: 48 rentals
  • Chilean National Zoo: 357 rentals
  • Paseo del Mar Mall: 47 rentals
  • Zapallar Beach: 34 rentals
  • La Serena Beach: 62 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Chile listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.