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Chile Archive

South America has 4 of the Top-10 Wineries in the World

You might expect South America to make a decent showing among the best wineries in the world. Would you expect them to blow away France, Italy and California though to claim four of the top ten spots? To place #1 and #2? That’s what happened last week in the annual World’s Best Vineyards Awards. See [&hellip

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Two Updates From Torres del Paine: Explora and Singular

While it’s the off-season in Patagonia as I write this and you can’t hop on a plane and fly to Chile, we’ve been updating some of our older reviews from the region to assist you with your travel planning for the future. When we can move around again but are looking for wide-open spaces, it’ll [&hellip

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Our Return to Remota in Chilean Patagonia

Hotels and resorts don’t normally make drastic changes from one year to the next, but we do try to circle back to them periodically to update old reviews. The latest we’re posting is a brand-new one from Remota in Patagonia. No, we didn’t check in during the middle of a virus lockdown. I had our [&hellip

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Puro Vik: Chile’s Latest Luxury Wine Resort

People in glass houses should…drink a glass of wine? After experiencing great success with their winery and the Vina Vik Hotel, the founding family has opened another property nearby on the vast expanse of land they own in and above the Millahue Valley. But while that  hotel is an imposing curvy structure on top of [&hellip

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The Renovated Santiago Ritz-Carlton in Chile

The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago has long been a lonely oddity. Since its opening in 2003, it’s been the sole outpost bearing that brand’s name in all of Latin America. Thankfully that is changing now with the opening of a Reserve version in Mexico, but this will remain the only one in South America for the foreseeable [&hellip

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CasaMolle is a Great Atacama Hotel Alternative With Golf

Did you know that you can play golf or lush fairways and greens in northern Chile, then sleep nearby in a well-equipped boutique hotel? Thanks to the addition of CasaMolle in the Elqui Valley of northern Chile, the seemingly impossible is possible. There are several problems with the oft-repeated but incorrect statement that the Atacama [&hellip

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