Termas Geométricas Hot Springs Chile

Termas Geométricas Hot Springs is a Japanese-style onsen in Chile about an hour’s drive from the village of Pucon in the lake district. It is one of our favorite places in Chile because of the unique design that blends with the stunning surroundings. The Architecture blog, Arch Daily recently published an article about the hot springs.

San Martin de Los Andes and Pucon

San Martin de Los Andes in Argentina and Pucon in Chile are two all-season resorts in the southern Andes region. Both are surrounded by lakes, forests and mountains. They are popular summer and winter destinations, providing activities such as skiing as well as hiking, boating and swimming. Pucon is in the “lake district” of Chile, and is […]

Visiting Easter Island

Easter Island (Isla de Pascua or Rapa Nui) is one of the most remote places on earth, situated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean far away from Chile (5.5 hours by plane) and from Tahiti (6 hours by plane). It is tranquil, beautiful and mysterious. The moais (gigantic heads carved out of stone) give the island an eerie […]

Guide to Salar de Uyuni and Southern Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia and the surrounding area are one of the true wonders of the world. Salt flats, high altitude red lakes, green lakes and flamingos are all memorable sights. This is not a luxury trip, so don’t expect fancy accommodation and comforts. The air is thin and it is hard to breath: […]

Mapplr’s favorite restaurants in Santiago, Chile

After five months in Santiago, I have come up with my list of favorite restaurants. None serve traditional Chilean food. Why? Because Chilean food is mostly bland and unappetizing. Traditional Chilean dishes don’t use garlic, ginger, black pepper, spicy red or green peppers, in other words, anything that has a strong flavour is eschewed in […]

Indigo Patagonia: artful modern boutique hotel in Chile

If you are going to Patagonia and want to stay in a boutique hotel that blends traditional handcrafted arts and clean modern design, check out the Indigo Patagonia located on the waterfront in Puerto Natales, a historical frontier town in Patagonia. The hotel and spa create an easy-going vibe by mixing wood interiors and warm […]

Robinson Crusoe Inn: boutique hotel with panoramic views over Valparaiso, Chile

If you are going to Valparaiso and are looking for a boutique hotel with great views of the city and the ocean, check out the Robinson Crusoe Inn, an intimate place to stay high up in the hills overlooking the city. We stayed in Robinson Crusoe for two days last March 2011 and enjoyed it […]