We first traveled to Chile when I was pregnant with our first Baby Boy and have since been back two more times!

Chiloe Tips

ANCUD AREA Touring: Punihuil Pinguinera– fantastic half hour boat tour to see penguins and lots of other wildlife on three little islands right off the coast; price negotiable. Dining: El Rincon del Caleuche– in Punihuil, the restaurant all the way at the end of the beach strip; fabulous empanadas (their specialty is cheese with abalone-locos)!

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Frutillar Tips

FRUTILLARJust a little north of Puerto Varas, is another town that makes a good hub for visiting the area. It is a lot smaller and more quaint and there are quite a few hotels there. Touring:The German Museum– not to miss! A great museum about the German colonization of the lakes district, includes restored buildings

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Puerto Montt Tips

PUERTO MONTT An industrial hub and gateway to the lakes district. There is no reason to stay here unless you have a very late arrival or a morning departure from the airport. Touring: Angelmo– The port area has many concinerias, where fresh cooked fish and seafood is served for lunch. It also abounds with tourist

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Chile Tips

In General: Chile is not cheap. You should have low(ish) expectation for food (then you might be pleasantly surprised). It is a very modern country and anything you forget can be bought on arrival. Customs official are picky about food products, so don’t bring them in. No matter what season you come in, you will

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